HASTINGS — PELES – Harry R., 55, Hastings, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Miners Hospital, Hastings. Born March 26, 1958, in Spangler, son of Harry and Lois (Bradford) Peles. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Orpha Bradford and Harry and Helen Peles. He was a loved husband, dad, son, brother and uncle. Survived by his wife of 24 years, Theresa (Hoover) Peles; children, Katy, Dana and Ryan, all at home; parents, Harry and Lois Peles; and sisters, Charlene, and husband, Pete Barczak; and Cheryl, and husband, Mickey Lutch. He was a special uncle to Matt Barczak and Michelle (Barczak) Dolges. Harry served in the 876th Engineer Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard, Johnstown. Member of Hastings United Methodist Church. He worked for Altoona Pipe & Steel as an electrician. He loved God, his family and the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Hastings United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry’s honor may be made to his children, c/o Theresa Peles, P.O. Box 572 Hastings, Pa. 16646. Arrangements in care of Easly-Hindman Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 333 Beaver St., Hastings, exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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