JOHNSTOWN — BLAIR – Margaret Alma “Betty,” Westmont, died Sept. 22, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born July 11, 1918, in Cresson, daughter of the late Gilbert and Viola (Strittmatter) Soisson. Preceded in death by husband, C. James “Bill” Blair; and sister, Mildred Lenhart. Survived by daughter, Cathleen, and son-in-law, Francis Vine, London, England; sisters, Ruth Plisinsky, The Villages, Fla.; Edna Martin, Johnstown; and Doris Murray, Henderson, Nev.; brother, Robert, and sister-in-law, Tinny, Cresson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and neighbors. Betty retired as a teachers aide at Woodvale IU8, worked as a volunteer at Birthright and was a member of Our Mothers Of Sorrows Catholic Church. She had a drive for keeping busy and was a gifted craftsperson, excelling at everything she touched, particularly, quilting and ceramics. She also was an avid bridge player. She loved physical activity and reluctantly gave up tennis when she was in her 80s. She bowled regularly prior to her death, and had only stopped playing golf at Berkley golf club at the age of 94. There will be no viewing at Betty’s request. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Rev. Mark S. Begly, VF. Burial at Holy Name Cemetery will be private. The family would like to thank staff and volunteers at Windber Hospice for their care and kindness. Memorial donations may be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. Arrangements by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home.
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
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- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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