UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — HOWARD – Paul A., 91, Upper Yoder, died March 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1921, in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Anna (Smith) Howard. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Mary Henry and Elizabeth Conaway; brothers Frank, George, Lawrence “Bud,” Arlington and John; and grandson, Dr. Mark Larnick. Survived by wife of 67 years, Evelyn (Metzger); children, Paulette, married to Joe Wohl, Chambersburg; Floyd, married to the former Elaine Connah, Johnstown; and Chris, married to the former Linda Rauch, Upper Yoder Township; grandchildren, Brooke, married to Bryan; Justin, married to Ashley; Renee; Courtney, married to Bob; and Carey, married to Ryan; great-grandchildren, Chase and Luke Raino, Annika Cassol, Bradley and Wesley Smith and Damian and Dominic Chiodo; and a sister, Bertha Toth, New York. Life member of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, where he was a deacon. Attended New Life Christian Fellowship and most recently, Bridge to Life church. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams, the Pirates being his favorite. Paul enjoyed walking and telling jokes. His constant smile will be missed. World War II Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Retired from Goucher Street School. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Pastor Chris Valente. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery, where military service will be held by Post 155 Ritual Team. Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235 or Help Hospitalized Veterans, Attention: Michael Lynch, P.O. Box 98088, Washington, D.C. 20090.
Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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