JOHNSTOWN — BRENDLE – Devon Lew Sr. “Smokey,” Richland, passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 2, 1934, in Johnstown, son of the late Frank and Lorena Brendle. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, the former Shirley Zimmerman. He was a loving father to son, Devon L. Brendle Jr., married to the former Pamela Cook, Elton; and daughter, Dr. Melissa Murray, married to Terrence P. Murray IV, Jenners. Beloved grandfather to Amanda Brendle Baran, married to Chris, West Virginia; and cherished great-grandfather to Ian Baran. Also survived by brother, Dorsey “Pete,” and sister-in-law, Catherine Brendle, Richland; special niece, Donna Schroding Conard, and nephew, Dennis Schroding. Preceded in death by sister, Regina Schroding. A graduate of Richland High School. Formerly employed at Sunshine Biscuit Corp. and former owner of Florie Diebold Food Brokerage Co. Member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Navy veteran and member of Korean War Veteran’s Post 1 and Richland American Legion. Devon loved his alma mater, Richland High School, and Richland Ram’s football team. He was a true American patriot who loved his country. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Pastor Custead, officiating. Entombment, Richland Mausoleum. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of Korean Veterans Honor Guard and Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW.
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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