JOHNSTOWN — RAFFERTY – Ethel M., 98, Johnstown, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born Nov. 5, 1914, in Johnstown, daughter of the late John and Anna (Griffith) Maier. Ethel was the last remaining member of the Maier family. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James J. Rafferty Sr.; sisters, Charlotte, Jean Demko, Evelyn Distefano and Viola Hewton; brothers, John Maier and Edward Maier; and great-grandson, infant Brad Wilson. Survived by sons, Raymond H. Rafferty, married to the former Peggy (Kiniry), Johnstown; and James J. Rafferty Jr., married to the former Janice (Mapstone), Jeannette, Pa. Also survived by grandchildren, Kathleen (Michael) Osinski, Maryland; Mary Beth (Charles) Hanley, Pittsburgh; JoAnn (John) Wilson, Harrisburg; Colleen (Dr. John J.) Brozetti, Johnstown; and Raymond J. Rafferty (wife, Ann Welsh), Dublin Ohio; and Patricia Rafferty, Timothy Rafferty and Bridget (Eric) Himler, all of Jeannette, Pa. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Anna (Chris) Goodman, Peter Osinski, John Osinski, Donald Hanley (Taja), Patrick Hanley, Erin (Adam) Raubenstein, Ryan (Trista) Wilson, Gregory Wilson, Kristen Wilson, Bridget Wilson, Justin Brozetti, Christopher Brozetti, James Rafferty III, Sean Rafferty, Molly Rafferty, Tristen Himler and Clare Himler; and great-great-grandchildren, Owen Hanley, Colin Raubenstein and Sopheria and Landon Wilson. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel worked in many sales positions in Johnstown over the years including W.T. Grants and retired from Kline Landers. She was very close to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Member of St. John’s Cathedral, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Ethel’s family sincerely wants to thank everyone at Arbutus Park Manor and Windber Hospice for their splendid and loving care of Ethel. In remembrance of Ethel Rafferty, those that wish may make contributions to Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or St. John’s Cathedral, 117 Clinton St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901.
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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.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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