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.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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