GEISTOWN BOROUGH — SCHUTTE – Martha J., 88, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord Jan. 2, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center. Born Oct. 6, 1925, in Johnstown, daughter of Richard and Theresa (Kist) Stager. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry A. Schutte; brothers, Robert, William and Donald; and grandchildren, John Nathan I and Bobby Schutte. She is survived by her loving sons, Robert F., married to former Donna M. Irwin, Westmont; John P., married to former JoAnn M. Bovino, Monroeville; Richard J., married to former Donna K. Abrashoff, Riverside, Calif.; and James H., married to former Donna K. Kelch, Baden; grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa) Schutte; Jennifer, Jamie and Kristin Schutte; Ryan (Soleil) Schutte; and Robyn and Marissa Schutte; great-grandson, John Nathan Schutte II; brother, James V. (Carol) Stager, Westmont; sister-in-law, Pat Falsone, Davidsville; brother-in-law, Leo (Gail) Schutte, Belmont; and several nieces and nephews. Martha was a 1943 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School. She retired from Gee Bee Department Store, where she was a long-term employee. Martha was an election official for Geistown Borough for many decades. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Martha enjoyed canning tomatoes, playing pinochle, cooking and will be remembered for her personable and social nature. She loved her entire family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to the Bobby Schutte Memorial Fund, c/o Bishop McCort High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, in memory of Martha. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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