EAST CONEMAUGH BOROUGH — MICKENS – Charles Wesley, 85, East Conemaugh Borough, went to be with the Lord March 24, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born May 21, 1927, in Johnstown, son of Marion and Hannah (Williams) Mickens. Preceded in death by parents; stepmother, Naomi (Waugh) Mickens; sons, Craig P. Mickens and Clinton T. Mickens; and siblings, Johnny, Thomas, Patricia, Rose Haywood, Collie and Raymond. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Doris A. (Hill) Mickens, East Conemaugh Borough; children, Charles G., and fiancee, Paulette Brown, Youngstown, Ohio; Charlene D. Dukes, Glenn Dale, Md.; Cornell J. (Denise), Silver Spring, Md.; Carla D., wife of John Bell, Charlotte, N.C.; and Cara J. Bennett; Chauncey E. Mickens; and Carolyn J., wife of Dwight Gibson, all of Johnstown; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Gersilee Thompson, Johnstown; cousins, Bertha Hill, Johnstown; and John Mickens, Philadelphia; and a host of nieces and nephews. Charles was a 1945 graduate of East Conemaugh High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Charles was employed at Bethlehem Steel from 1947 to 1950, and then worked at Fort Stanwix Hotel from 1950 to 1963. He later retired after 26 years of service at Penelec, where he was employed as a lineman, from 1963 to 1989. Member of Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church; Flood City Lodge 371; IBEW Local 459; and Abraham Lodge 32 F&AM. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly at holidays. Charles loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and led them with the family motto, “One for All and All for One.” Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin McCray, officiating. Flood City Lodge 371 will have a service at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family requests contributions be directed to John P. Murtha Regional Cancer Center, 377 Somerset St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901, in memory of Charles W. Mickens. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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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.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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