HOLLSOPPLE R.D. — COUGHENOUR – Karl M., 88, Hollsopple R.D., went to join his wife of 67 years, Betty Jane (Sipe), in their heavenly home on April 8, 2014, at his home. Born Feb. 10, 1926, in Berlin, son of Jay and Viola (Miller) Coughenour. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Helen Coughenour and Barby Lou Webreck; and brothers-in-law, Louis C. Hersh and James Webreck. Survived by children, Harold J., married to Sue (Holsopple), and their children, Karla Coughenour and Krista, married to Lucas Shaffer; Ronald G., married to Brenda (Yoder), and their children, Ronald Coughenour Jr., married to Judy (Morgan), and Laurie, married to Thomas Grosik; Patti A., married to Frank E. Besyk, and their son, Brett E. Besyk, married to Jennifer (Bendik); and Terry L., and his children, Rachael, married to Michael Colon; and Hannah, Elisheba and Makayla; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Grant, Monica, Clay, Sage, Ryan, Jacob, Nicholas, Olivia, Julianna and Aubrey; brother, Donald J., married to Carol (Stiffler); and sister-in-law, Edna Hersh. A 1944 graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II as chief petty officer in the South Pacific. Longtime member of the former Jerome Lutheran Church and a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Boswell, where he served as financial secretary. He was a leader of BSA, Troop 112, Jerome, for a number of years. He enjoyed farming and retired from Island Creek Coal Co., Kelso, in 1981, after working there for 33 years. Karl loved his Lord above all else, starting every morning with a cup of coffee and his Bible. He also had a deep love for his family and country and his goal in life was to make everyone smile. A very special thank you to Windber Hospice for their very compassionate care. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell. Viewing also will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Boswell, the Rev. Larry C. Hoover, presiding. Interment, Maple Spring Cemetery, Jerome, with military honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. Donations in Karl’s memory may be sent to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 500 Main St., Boswell, Pa. 15531. To express condolences, make a dona- tion, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
- Today's Funerals Aug. 1, 2014
Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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