EBENSBURG — BENDER – Martin W. Sr., 69, Ebensburg, passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at Altoona Regional Health System – Altoona Hospital. Born May 23, 1943, in Patton, son of the late Harry and Catherine (Link) Bender. Survived by wife, the former Agnes Weakland, to whom he was married 48 years; and children, Martin Jr., married to the former Jacqueline Sloan, Johnstown; and Christine Bender, Ebensburg. Also survived by grandson, William “Billy” Bender, Johnstown; mother-in-law, Inez Weakland, formerly of Carrolltown; brothers, Richard (Nancy) Bender and Regis (Carol) Bender, both of Johnstown; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Martin retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Franklin Plant, and was a member of United Steelworkers union. Also a member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church and Ebensburg Council 522 Knights of Columbus. Martin enjoyed woodworking and camping at Raystown and Glendale Lakes. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where Knights of Columbus memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. and a vigil prayer service also will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. Entombment, Holy Name Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to Martin’s family.
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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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