JOHNSTOWN — TORCHIA – Anthony C. Sr., “Picky,” 84, Johnstown, died April 4, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care. Born Aug. 22, 1928, in Johnstown, son of Ross and Mary (Rizzo) Torchia. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Dolores Jean (Wisniski) Torchia; and brother, Joseph. Survived by son, Anthony, and LaRai, and daughter, Sharon, married to Bill Burnette, Nebraska; grandchildren, Capt. William Anthony “Fred” Burnette, married to Amanda (Harlacker), and Joseph Brady “Gus” Burnette; and sister, Connie, married to Michael Starchok. Anthony retired from Bethlehem Steel as a rigger/safety officer. He served in the Korean Conflict U.S. Army, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a longtime member of the former St. Anthony Church, Maple Avenue and Holy Name Society. He was active in AAABA and the Old Timers Association and a loyal fan of the Johnstown Chiefs hockey team. Tony resided the last five years at the Atrium Manor, which he considered home. He always wore a smile and seemed to know everyone. He will be sadly missed. Friends received from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., where funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Father Matthew Misurda. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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