JOHNSTOWN — LAPE – Donald William, 86, Johnstown, died Aug. 7, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Somerset County, son of the late David J. and Pearle (Smucker) Lape. Survived by wife, Dorene (Markley) Lape; daughters, Susan Lape, fiancee of Craig Robertson; and Candace, wife of Dominic Pugliese; grandchildren, Kristin and Michael Pugliese; and brother, Robert E., Davidsville. He graduated from Boswell High School in 1942 after which he joined the Navy, having served as a yeoman on a Mine Sweeper in World War II. He was employed for 25 years at Johnstown Sanitary Dairy, managed Mark Religious Book Store for seven years and retired from Johnstown Bank and Trust in 1987. He was an avid Pirates, Steelers and Penn State fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Member of Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, where he served as head usher, deacon and church treasurer for 36 years. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Geisel Funeral Home, Dale. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Ronald Barto. Interment, Berkey Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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