EBENSBURG — BLOOM – Fred M., 92, Ebensburg, Cambria Township, passed away peacefully Nov. 6, 2013, at Lock Haven Hospital. Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Cambria Township, son of the late John Powell and Eva Mildred (Gallaher) Bloom. Preceded in death by wife, the former Janet R. (Simons) Bloom; son, Thomas R.; and brother, John Bloom. Survived by children, Nedra Rose, wife of Edward Cox, Lock Haven; Fred D. (wife, Cynthia) Bloom, Sacramento, Calif.; William E. (wife, Rebecca) Bloom and James K. (wife, Jean) Bloom, all of Ebensburg; and Rebecca Bloom, McMurray, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother, Richard Bloom, Ebensburg; sister, Rosemary Baumgardner, Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews. Fred was a longtime member of Ebensburg United Church of Christ (Congregational), where he had formerly served on the deacon board. A self-employed farmer, he also had been employed as the Cambria County dog enforcement officer for many years, and worked as a bus and plow truck operator. Fred enjoyed membership to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, 4-H Horse and Beef Clubs, and involvement in the Appalachian Wagon Train, where he served as a past president. He loved to hunt and fish, especially in Potter County. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebensburg United Church of Christ, Pastor Chuck Davis, officiating. Interment, Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Appalachian Wagon Train, c/o Mrs. Edith Crosby, 113 Myers St., Ebensburg, Pa. 15931; Ebensburg United Church of Christ, East High Street, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931; or to the 4-H.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
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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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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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