JOHNSTOWN — ZELEK – Blaine G., 91, Johnstown, died Sept. 21, 2012, at home. Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Franklin, son of the late Michael P. and Angeline (Golash) Zelek. Preceded in death by brothers, Stanley, Walter, Joseph, Michael and Robert, and sisters, Mary Zelek and Sophie Mihelic. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by beloved wife of 60 years, Joan E. (Begalke) Zelek; daughter, Tanya M. Shaffer, married to Robert A., Johnstown; grandchildren, Chase R. Shaffer, and wife, Ashton L., and Nicholas B. Shaffer; and great-granddaughter, Chloe B. Shaffer. Blaine was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired elementary school principal at the Conemaugh Valley School District. Member of Conemaugh PNA and Verona Eagles, he enjoyed pitching horseshoes and loved reading, teaching and spending time with his family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Eleanor Abarno, officiating. Entombment, Forest Lawn Mausoleum, with military rites by VFW Menoher Post 155. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Hartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086 Toledo, Ohio 43699-0086. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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