JOHNSTOWN — ROBERTS – LaVerne A., 89, Johnstown, passed away March 28, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Austin H. and Rhoda (Dohner) Griffith. Preceded in death by husband, Jay C. Roberts, and brother, Glenn H. Griffith. Survived by loving children, Dr. Janis A. Roberts, married to Dr. Nicholas Spagnola, Troy, Ohio; Jay Scott Roberts, married to Beckey (Helmick); and Amy L. Miller, all of Johnstown; grandchildren, Rhiannon, Hannah, Amanda, Madelyn, Graham, Luke and Gabe; and great-grandchild, Avyn. LaVerne was a life member of Homestead Avenue United Methodist Church, where she was active in Young Adults Sunday School Class. A 1940 graduate of the former Dale High School. A 1944 graduate of Slippery Rock Teacher’s College. Former teacher at South Fork and Richland School districts. Loyal voter for more than 60 years. Founding member of the Screwball Club, which met monthly for decades. She enjoyed life and loved her family dearly. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Moxham, where funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, Pastor Earl Crissman officiating. Entombment, Richland Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be directed to Conemaugh Palliative Care in memory of LaVerne. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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