RICHLAND — PARUCH – Mary Ann, 84, Richland, went to be with the Lord Aug. 27, 2012, at Windber Hospice. Born Nov. 18, 1927, in Johnstown, daughter of John and Angeline (Golojuch) Szczur. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 61 years, Frank Paruch; and siblings, Stanley, Lottie (Barry) Slisz and Joseph “Butch” Stuer. Survived by loving children, Richard, married to the former Linda Leheny, Newark, Del.; Monica, wife of Ronald James, Richland; Bernard, married to the former Jeanette Ledney, Westmont; Frank, married to the former Rhonda Beagle, Largo, Fla.; and Patricia Paruch, Richland; grandchildren, Kimberly, wife of Erik Johns, Rio Rancho, N.M.; Patty, wife of Russell Felton, Richland; Matthew, married to the former Ashley Bouch, North Carolina; and Jessa Paruch, Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren, Katie James, Kendrik Johns, Samantha and Jakob Felton and Luke Paruch; brothers, John, Richland; Anthony, Norristown, Pa.; and Walter, Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary retired after 25 years as a seamstress. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Mary enjoyed yard work, crossword puzzles, watching sports and the Weather Channel. She loved learning, visiting historical sites and trips to D.C. and Florida with her late husband, Frank. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who would baby sit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to Windber Hospice or Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, in memory of Mary Ann Paruch. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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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.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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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.
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