EBENSBURG — ECKENRODE – Joyce Ann, 80, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully Jan. 17, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born April 8, 1932, in Richmond, Va., daughter of Ben and Ruth (Wilson) Missimer. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Frank Missimer. Survived by loving husband of 60 years, William R. Eckenrode, whom she married Feb. 26, 1952. They were blessed with seven children who were the light of her life, Susan (Eugene) Stoltz, Hollidaysburg; Michael (Patty Angelo) Eckenrode, Ebensburg R.D.; Deborah (Michael) Brawley, Ebensburg R.D.; Lynda (Roy) Holtz, Patton R.D.; Mark (Julie Rizzo) Eckenrode, Ebensburg R.D.; William J. (Jill Davis) Eckenrode, Heilwood; and Barbara (Darren) McLaurin, Ebensburg R.D. Joyce was lovingly known as Gram to 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to raising their children, Joyce and Bill worked together 40 years milking cows on their Bill-Joy Farm. She was a devoted and ever-supportive wife, mother and grandmother who considered her family her greatest accomplishment and time spent with them was her favorite past-time. She shared her quick wit and heartfelt stories often and they will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. She loved playing pranks, giving gag gifts and laughing as often as she could. She always put the needs of others before her own and was a firm believer that the most important thing in life was the love and strength of family and faith. Her caring and positive spirit remained strong and evident to the very end. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. She volunteered for many years with St. Vincent de Paul Society. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, and from noon until time of funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Benedict Church, Boniface Wimmer Room, Father Jude Brady, OSB, officiating. Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery. Joyce often reminded her family and friends, “Love is our greatest gift and will live forever.” Love will be her legacy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to St. Benedict Church building fund or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Carrolltown.
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Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
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Peter Holubz Jr.
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Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
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James Guido Mastrine
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Anna T. Pipon
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Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
Rita M. Senko
SENKO – Rita M., 74, Patton, passed away March 5, 2014, at Miners Medical Center.
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Royston C. Dickert Sr.
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DOLGAS – Robert, 68, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Conemaugh, died March 3, 2014, at Autumn Estate.
MITCHELL – Joanne, formerly of Johnstown, died Feb. 23, 2014.
Joseph Michael Quinn Jr.
QUINN – Joseph Michael Jr., 77, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Jesus March 3, 2014.
Shirley L. Schwind
SCHWIND – Shirley L., 82, Cambria Care Center, gained her eternal rest March 4, 2014.
Bertha (Hebden) Seese
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Janet (Felter) Smith
SMITH – Janet (Felter), passed away March 3, 2014, in State College.
Rande E. Straw
STRAW – Rande E., 60, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 4, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center’s Palliative Care Unit.
John Henry Zimmerman
ZIMMERMAN – John Henry, 90, Hooversville, died March 5, 2014, at home.
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