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 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.
- Today's Funerals April 16, 2014
- 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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