BETHLEHEM — RICE – Ira Webster, 79, formerly of Uniontown and Johnstown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday Nov. 8, 2012, at Country Meadows Nursing Center, Bethlehem, Pa. Born Dec. 30, 1932, in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Ethel (Rager) Rice. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Ruth Marie (Pavlo) Rice; son, Jeffrey I. Rice; and sisters, Rachel Rose, Theresa Thomas and Josephine Owens. Survived by loving daughter, Susan Bero, and husband, James, Bethlehem; grandchildren, James L. Bero Jr., and wife, Erin, Louisville, Ky.; Alyse Marie Haren, and husband, Brian, Fairfield, Ohio; and Rachel McMahon, and husband, Brian, West Chester, Ohio; and great- granddaughter, Avery Marie Bero. Ira was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Uniontown, and a graduate of Johnstown High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, he worked for the Johnstown Plant of Bethlehem Steel, Forge and Axle Plant. He joined the Naval Reserves in 1951, was activated in December 1952, served on U.S. Barton DD 722 during Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in December 1955. He enlisted with the Pennsylvania State Police May 3, 1954, and served in Troop B Washington and at Waynesburg, Belle Vernon, Carnegie and Uniontown stations. Ira served as president of FARC, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Council and Twin Trees of Connellsville. Past Master of the Fayette Lodge 228, Thrice Potent Master Uniontown Lodge of Perfection and Past Grand Tall Cedars Fayco Forest No. 152. Member of Supreme Council 33rd Degree, Pittsburgh Consistery. Life member of Lodge 47, FOP. Member of the former VFW Post 47 of Uniontown and AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, Pa. A 25-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Friends received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, where Conemaugh Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold military honors.
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Thomas Barton Jr.
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Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
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BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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