WESTMONT — SMITH – Marjorie S., 68, Westmont, died unexpectedly Oct. 19, 2013, in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., while returning from her grandson’s football game. Born June 27, 1945, in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she lived – along with her large extended family – for 22 years. She was the daughter of the late Maurice and Ida (Pinkster) Schippers and sister of Mary Louise (Paul) Frederick of Portage, Mich. Marjorie studied education at Taylor University and received a master’s degree in reading from IUP. She was a lifelong educator and recently retired from Conemaugh Valley School District. After retirement, she remained active in education as a volunteer tutor. Outside of education, Marjorie was an involved member of Westmont Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and participated in the quilting ministry. Most of all, Marjorie will be remembered for her kind and giving spirit and will be especially missed by her fellow “muffins.” Marjorie is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Gordon D. Smith, whom she met at Taylor University; her loving daughters, Courtney (Tres) Kelly, Emmitsburg, Md.; and Stacey (Robert) Basso, San Francisco, Calif.; and adoring grandchildren, Grant, Allison, Lauren and Alayna Kelly; and Julia Basso. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Westmont Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Cynthia Cadenhead and the Rev. Dr. Douglas Stevens, co-officiating. Private entombment will be at Grandview Cemetery on Monday. The family suggests donations be made to the charity of the giver’s choice or to Westmont Presbyterian Church Prayers and Squares Ministry or Deacons’ Ministry, 601 Luzerne St., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, in memory of Marjorie. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths April 24, 2014
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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- District Deaths April 23, 2014
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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