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.
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RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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