WINDBER — HOLSOPPLE – Jay E., 60, Windber, died unexpectedly Aug. 19, 2013. Born April 26, 1953 , in Paint Township, son of Robert and Dorothy (Bowser) Holsopple. Preceded in death by father, and brother, Roy “Gene” Holsopple. Survived by mother, Windber, and daughter, Kim, wife of Louis Fingerman, Camp Hill. Grandfather to Samantha and Erin Fingerman; brother to Richard, married to the former Sharon Keller, and Gloria, wife of Roy Shaffer, both of Windber; and uncle to Lori Ann Sneeringer and Todd and Dan Shaffer. Also survived by former wife, former Patricia Ott, Windber; three great-nephews; and special friend, Dot Stevens. Proud veteran and retiree of the U.S. Navy, serving with the Seabees. Always willing to help others with projects. Loved working with his hands and woodworking. Lifetime member of VFW Post 4795. Loving son, father, grandfather and uncle. Member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Daniel Shaffer, nephew of the deceased, officiating. Interment, Berkey Cemetery with military graveside rite by Windber VFW Ritual Team. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Disabled American Veterans in Jay’s memory.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
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
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
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.
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