PORTAGE — GOUSE – Wallace C. “Wally,” 81, Portage, passed away March 19, 2013, at home. Born July 22, 1931, in Portage, son of Charles and Mary (Smerk) Gouse. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Patricia Ann (Shura) Gouse; and sister, Dolores Gouse. Survived by sons, Gary Gouse, married to the former Colette Corrente; Randy Gouse, married to the former Brenda Hershberger; and Russell Gouse, married to the former Jessica Frantz, all of Portage. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Meghan, wife of Joshua Brown; Gabrielle Gouse, and fiance, Jared Bilchak; and Samantha, Charles, Cody, Gavin, Owen and Eli Gouse; and great-grandchildren, Emma and Elizabeth Brown and Courtney Gressick. Brother of Donald Gouse, married to the former Mary Mandichak, Portage. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a retired welder from Leman Machine Co. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bird dog trainer, basketball player and former St. Joseph’s grade-school basketball coach. He also enjoyed taxidermy, Portage Mustang football, working track meets, and throwing darts. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Hammers Street, Father Andrew Draper, TOR, celebrant. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Portage. Military funeral rites by Portage Ritual Team.
Michele L. Berant
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Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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David Arthur Gindlesperger
GINDLESPERGER – David Arthur, 31, Elton, died July 25, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randell J. Weber
WEBER – Randell J. “Randy,” 57, Ebensburg, died July 25, 2014, at home.
Thelma Marie Weiland
WEILAND – Thelma Marie, 75, Westover R.D., died July 26, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Dolores A. Kiddy
KIDDY – Dolores A., 74, North Miami, Fla., native of Johnstown, died July 14, 2014, in Miami.
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Dorothy Mae (Walters) Conrad
CONRAD – Dorothy Mae (Walters), 82, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 24, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
Walter A. Dedik
DEDIK – Walter A., 86, formerly of Boswell, died July 25, 2014, at Country Manor Living, Jerome.
Donald Francis Frick
FRICK – Donald Francis, 90, went to be with his Lord July 26, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor surrounded by the love of his family.
Commander Clarence L. Lambing
LAMBING – Commander Clarence L. “Spud” U.S. Navy Retired, 92, passed away July 13, 2014, in Pacific Grove, Calif.
Margaret (Gerula) Latchney-Swincinski
LATCHNEY-SWINCINSKI – Margaret (Gerula), 93, went to be with the Lord at St. Jude’s Haven July 25, 2014.
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