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.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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