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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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.
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Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
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Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
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