WINDBER — BROWN – Charles H. Jr. “Bill,” 91, 207 Ottawa St., formerly of Windber, died Aug. 28, 2013. Born Nov. 19, 1921, in Draper, Va., son of the late Charles and Irena (Riggins) Brown. Also preceded in death by brothers, John and James; sister, Carrie Stephens; and grandson, Jeffrey Berkey. Survived by wife of 71 years, the former Willie Mae Yearout; and children, Phyllis Berkey and Carmen Crowe, Destin, Fla.; Carolyn, wife of Francis Thomas, Pittsburgh; Robert, married to the former Venonna Chapman, Windber; and Ronald, married to the former Debbie Griffith, Greenville, S.C. Also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Debbie, wife of Gary Morgan, and sons, Dan and Kevin, North Hills; Kim, wife of Todd Fetchko, and children, Josh and Becca, Windber; Jackie Brown and Bill Hanik, Johnstown; Heather, wife of Steve Purvis, Taylor, S.C.; Eric, married to the former Bridgette McCall, Fountain Inn, S.C.; and Bryan Berkey, son of Jeff Berkey. Brother of Betty, wife of David Kirby, Ringgold, Va. Brother-in-law to Nancy Brown, Marian, Va.; Eloise Brown, Radford, Va.; and Hazel Roufe, Christianburg, Va. Bill was a heavy equipment operator with Lasky Construction. Member of Davidsville Community Church and International Operating Engineers Local 66. Our sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Arbutus Manor. A special thank you for those who visited, called, sent cards and prayed for Bill and his family. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. John Hollis, officiating. Interment, Berkey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Arbutus Manor or Davidsville Community Church in Bill’s memory.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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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.
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