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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Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
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Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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