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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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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