The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 1, 2013

Vinton Joseph Griffith

SOMERSET — GRIFFITH – Vinton “Bun” Joseph, 97, Somerset, died June 30, 2013, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estate. Born Jan. 20, 1916, in Heilwood, Pa., son of John Christ and Sarah Jane (Dunmire) Griffith. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Doloris K. Flynn, who died in 1972; son, John C. Griffith; and sisters and brothers, Susie Milligan, Bessie Marks, Mabel Winters, Anna  Lohr, Marie Yoder, Lola Griffith, Mary Griffith, Johnny, Heil, Howard and Orie Griffith. Survived by grandchildren, Sean and Heather Griffith, and a number of nieces and nephews. Also survived by loving companion, Lerene Dietle Murray, and her family, Judy (Clarence) Greig and Kay (Donald) Albright, all of Somerset; grandchildren, Jill (Bruce) Cage, Cumberland, Md.; Candace (Todd) Browell, Bedford; and Valerie (Brad) Kleinert, Rockwood; and great-grandchildren, Jared and Chad Browell and Luke Kleinert. Vinton was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Somerset. Former member of JBJ school board. Former owner of the Quemahoning Hotel, Jenners. Life member and 32nd degree of Lodge 358 F&AM, Jaffa Temple, Altoona. Also a life member of Eagles Aerie 1801, and past president, Somerset Jenner Rod & Gun Club. Honorary member of Somerset Volunteer Fire Department and member of Travelers Association (TPA). He was a RSVP at Somerset Courthouse and Somerset Office Building; was a night foreman at Simpson Mine; a toll collector on the Pennsylvania Turnpike; and retired a foreman of Somerset Borough Maintenance in 1981. One of his most memorable times in his life as a young man in 1937, was when he went to church in Hyde Park, N.Y., and was seated across the aisle from then President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his wife, Eleanor. He had many friends along life’s journey. He will be missed by his family and friends. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, where service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Edward Hammett, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 918 Tayman Ave., Somerset, Pa. 15501, or Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086 Toleto, Ohio 43699. (

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  • District Deaths July 25, 2014

    July 24, 2014

  • Clara Murphy Bond Bell

    BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.

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  • Biller,Fred Fred G. Biller

    BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.

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  • John R. Haywood

    HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Hull, David David G. Hull Jr.

    HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.

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  • Stephan Krisko

    KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.

    July 24, 2014

  • Muncert,Elizabeth Elizabeth Anne Muncert

    MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.

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  • Schuller,Sadie Sadie Schuller

    SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.

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  • Mary Grace Spodinak

    SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.

    July 24, 2014

  • Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder

    YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Funerals July 25, 2014

    July 24, 2014

  • District Deaths July 24, 2014

    July 23, 2014

  • Thomas Barton Jr.

    BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Bermosk,Dorothy Dorothy B. Bermosk

    BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carney,Leland Leland Doyle Carney Jr.

    CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ernest R. Contrillo

    CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Duncan, Cecelia Cecelia C. Duncan

    DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

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  • Capt. Dudley C. Hunt

    HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler

    KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.

    July 23, 2014

  • Anna Marie Krumenacker

    KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.

    July 23, 2014

  • Funerals July 24, 2014

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  • Black,Debbie Deborah Block

    BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo


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Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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