JOHNSTOWN — TOLLIS – David Francis Jr., 86, Johnstown, died Nov. 2, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1926, in Altoona, son David F. and Olive (McMullen) Tollis. Preceded in death by parents; son, Joseph; brother, Ronald; and sister, Arvilla Smeltzer. He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey Ruth (Horner) Tollis; children, William Tollis, and wife, Barbara, Dilltown; Lonnie Peterson, and wife, Jennifer, Memphis, Tenn.; and Pamela Stefanka, and husband, William, Osterburg; and grandchildren, William Tollis Jr.; April Girolami, and husband, Tim; Michael Tollis; Eric Tollis; Amy Keiser; Lori Keiser; and Frank Peterson. He also is survived by brother, Frank, and wife, Shirley, Chicago; sisters, Audrey Wilson, and husband, Hugh, Fayetteville, Ark., and Donna Taraschi; and daughter-in-law, Janine Tollis. Dave was a World War II Navy veteran, and was employed as a machine operator with the Conemaugh & Black Lick Railroad, until retiring in 1981. He was a member and elder of First Christian Church and a life member of VFW 155 and DAV Post 2. Some of the things Dave enjoyed were plastering houses, building furniture and doing wood carvings. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at 2 p.m. at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., the Rev. James Devorick, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Condolences may be sent to www.ptbmortuary.com.
Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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