JOHNSTOWN — KELLY – Merle D., 88, Johnstown, formerly of Vinco, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Golden Living Center. Born Aug. 4, 1925, in Cambria County, son of the late James and Cora (Dishong) Kelly. Preceded in death by brother, Robert Grove; and sister, Ruth Ellen Gelles. Survived by wife of 67 years, Freda A. (Leidy) Kelly; children, Lane Kelly, married to Pat, Mineral Point; Joy Miller, married to Sid, New Paris; and Brad, married to Mary, Nanty Glo; grandchildren, Kirk, Mineral Point; Shannon, and husband, Eric, Reston, Va.; Tanya Kindel, and husband, Lee, McClean, Va.; Shawn, and wife, Kattie, Johnstown; and Brandon, Pittsburgh; great-granddaughter, Jayla Handlon; and brother, Roy Kelly, Johnstown. He was a graduate of Conemaugh High School and drafted into the Army at the age of 18. He served in the 104th Infantry (Timberwolf) Division; 415th Regiment; E Company in Europe during World War II. Merle was a longtime member of Pike Grace Brethren Church, where he taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. He retired from Bethlehem Steel General Office, where he worked in the accounting department for 30 years. Friends received Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Pike Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Joe Couch, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
- District Deaths July 31, 2014
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- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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