UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — SHOUP – Robert J., Upper Yoder Township, died Jan. 4, 2014. Born Nov. 7, 1915, in Clarion County. Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Ruth Shoup; brother, Clifford; and brother, Tim. Survived by wife, Mary (Conrad); brother, Leon, Ellwood City; and special nephew, Karl Sr., New Castle. Enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18 and served in the European Theater of Operations, World War II, receiving two bronze stars and the Meritorious Service Medal. Retired as chief warrant officer grade 4. Bob served on the Westmont Hilltop school board, and was elected president of Chapter 14 of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA), receiving the Minute Man Award. He served on the Upper Yoder Sewer Authority. He was a 60-year member of United Commercial Travelers of America, member of Free and Accepted Masons 538, Tall Cedars of Lebanon 127, Jaffa Temple Altoona, American Legion Post 294, ROA and Military Officers Organization Association. He was a member of Westmont Church of the Brethren. Bob was a skilled industrial sewing machine mechanic for sewing machines and Saxmayer tying machines, servicing equipment throughout the U.S. Service will be held at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, West Hills, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, with viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your favorite charity. (ptbmortuary.com)
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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