PATTON — McCONNELL – Duane T. “Possy,” 85, Patton, passed away Feb. 9, 2013, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Patton, son of James and Helen (Watt) McConnell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Jean (Bradley) McConnell; son, Christopher; and siblings, Gerald, Walter, Gertrude Kovach, Cathy LaBelle, Mary Seymour, Edwin, Michael and Mark. Survived by children, Clifford (Sharon) McConnell, Patton; Clinton (Nathalie) McConnell, Carrolltown; and Christine (Steven) Pusateri, Indiana; grandchildren James, Aaron and Micah McConnell and Lance Batdorf; brothers and sisters, Ann Lee, Maryland; Rita Lacey, Patton; John McConnell, Loretto; Patricia Yencho, Patton; and Carl McConnell, Patton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Duane was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a flooring specialist retiring from Penn Installation after many years of service. He was a member of the Carpenters Union, Patton Senior Center, Patton VFW Post 779 and Patton FOE Aerie 1244. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, outdoors man and enjoyed watching the Steelers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1004 N. Fifth Ave., Patton. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, Benedictine Fathers, officiating. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Patton. Full military rites will be accorded by John White VFW Post 779 and Walter McCoy American Legion Post 614. (www.stevensfh.com)
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ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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