JOHNSTOWN — McAULIFF – Florence (Lewis), 82, Johnstown, died Jan. 2, 2013, at Good Samaritan Palliative Care, Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. McAuliff grew up on a farm in Berkley Hill, Upper Yoder Township, and was a graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School. She was a retired seamstress from JC & Me Inc., Hollsopple, and Bestform, Johnstown. Member of ILGWU. A cancer survivor of 40 years, she was an avid fan of Steelers football, as well as a NASCAR and Indy Car Racing. Florence spent her leisure time in the outdoors, and especially enjoyed time spent with her pet dogs. She also enjoyed the mental challenge of doing word puzzles. Mrs. McAuliff was preceded in death by husband, William Ayden McAuliff; sons, Daniel James McAuliff and Michael Dominic McAuliff; parents, William and Ruth Lewis; and sisters, Genevieve Greene and Betty Bear. Survived by sons, Thomas Hayden McAuliff, Johnstown; William Francis McAuliff, and wife, Janet, Port Matilda, Pa.; and daughters, Eileen Kyler, and husband, James, Johnstown; Cecilia McAuliff, Abilene, Texas; and Jeannette Rizzuto, and husband, Michael, Port Matilda, Pa. Also survived by six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Keller; and Ethel Lohr, and husband, James; and brother, William Lewis. Her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon Friday, Jan. 4, at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc. Davidsville. Service is entrusted to the George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Cancer Society.
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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