SOUTHMONT — FILO – John, 89, Southmont, passed away Jan. 27, 2013, at Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, Fla. Born Feb. 10, 1923, in Johnstown, son of Sam and Julianna (Macejko) Chupko. Upon the untimely death of his parents, he was raised by John and Mary Filo. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Joseph, husband of Elizabeth (Zakucia); Michael; George; and Simon Demo, twin brother; sisters, Mary, wife of John Hawralla; and Mary (Filo), wife of Joseph Kanuch; sister-in-law, Angie, wife of Homer Horner; and nephew, Gregory Horner. Survived by wife of 60 years, Florence (Chiodo); children, Peter, Orlando, Fla.; and Valerie, wife of Paul Lorditch, Bowie, Md.; grandchildren, 1st Lt. Paul John Lorditch, United States Marine Corps; Stephen Lorditch; Jessica Jennings, wife of Capt. Timothy Jennings, United States Army; Juliann; Maria; Alexandra; and John; great-grandson, Timmy Jennings; and a great-granddaughter to be born in March. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Agnes (Eckstine) Demo; and Joan, and husband, Ken Yingling; and brother-in-law, Peter Chiodo, and wife, Linda. Also survived by many loving nephews and nieces. World War II Army veteran, having served in the China/Burma/India Theater of War, 1942 to 1945, and recipient of two Bronze Stars, a Victory medal, and Good Conduct medal. Formerly employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. and owner of Home Appliances. Active member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church (formerly St. Anthony) and Third Degree Knights of Columbus, Chapter 9136. Devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, Pa. 15905. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Clare of Assisi Church, Father Matthew Misurda. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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