PORTAGE — IRVIN – James, 76, Portage, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, June 9, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 13, 1937, in Beaverdale, son of Roy and Ellen (Fern) Irvin. Preceded in death by parents; and siblings, Ida Mae Irvin, Betty Havyer, Roy, Bill, Jack and Dick Irvin. Survived by loving wife, Dorothy (Tutsock) Irvin; daughter, Michele, wife of Brian Pollock; and grandchildren, Brieanne Irvin; Brian Pollock Jr., and wife, Trynda (Martin); and Brandon Pollock Sr. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Dominic Roudybush and Peyton Rae Feeney. Brother of Blair and Glenn Irvin, Barbara Kinley, Jane Barr, Patricia Caldwell and Mary Lou Shuniak. Jim served his country for 23 years as a master sergeant and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service, having served as a mail carrier in the Portage area and a part time courier for Cambria Thrift. Past treasurer and member of Benscreek Social and Citizens Club, where he enjoyed bowling and throwing horseshoes. He also was a former league bowler at Hi-Way Lanes in Portage. He was an avid fisherman and he enjoyed the outdoors. He was a fan of all sports. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Portage, where vigil service will be held Friday evening. Funeral Mass will be held at noon Saturday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Portage, Father Andrew Draper, celebrant. Committal will follow in St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery, Cresson. Graveside military rites by Portage Ritual Team. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Ratchford and Conemaugh Regional Hospice. Also a special thank you to the Pallative Care Unit at Memorial, for their outstanding compassion, care and support for James and his family.
- 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.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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