FERNDALE — NIESSNER – William J. “Billy Boy,” 77, Ferndale, died June 13, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 19, 1934, in Johnstown, son of Albert F. and Anna Marie (Miller) Niessner. Preceded in death by parents and an infant daughter, Janis Marie Niessner. Survived by beloved wife, Miriam E. (Gall) Niessner; loving children, Teresa A. Yutzey, Brush Valley; Jean Marie Niessner, Johnstown; Catherine M. McDonald, wife of Timothy McDonald, Hollsopple; and Michael J. Niessner, married to the former Heidi Gahagen, Johnstown; and cherished grandchildren, Tyler Bafia, Christopher Yutzey, Shawn Yutzey, Liam Niessner and expected granddaughter; also brother, Albert F. Niessner, married to the former Joanne Parks, State College. Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Bill was the owner and operator for more than 25 years of Billy Boy Ice Cream, along with the ice cream truck which would come through your neighborhood ringing the bell calling young and old for a delicious ice cream treat. Bill enjoyed many good memories of camping and was an avid Steelers football fan. He was a 1952 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. Private memorial service at the convenience of the family. Inurnment, Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Arbutus Park Manor in memory of Bill. Arrangements entrusted to Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Johnstown. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
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ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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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.
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