CRESSON — LEE – Norman J. Sr., 76, Cresson, passed away May 22, 2013, at home. Born June 30, 1936, near Lilly, son of the late Samuel and Anna (Ott) Lee. Preceded in death by sisters, Thelma Brown, Betty Belles, Florence Ondesko, Dorothy Roush and Catherine Mullen; and brother, James Lee. Survived by wife of 54 years, Dolores A. (Hufford) Lee; children, Virginia (Wilt) Lee, Debra (Brian) McDaniels, Norman Lee Jr. and Mike (Jean) Lee; and grandchildren, Nicole and Marty Schmidt; Patty and Eric Snyder; Christopher and Alicia McDaniels; Kate McDaniels; Neil and Lindsey (Cameron) Lee; and Megan Lee; also great-grandchildren, Timmy and Angel Schmidt; Jaden, Brooke and Eli Snyder; Sophia and Olivia McDaniels; Trevor Lee; Jessie and Jossie Lee. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Adam (Margaret) Lee, Shirley (George) Noel, Melvin (Frances) Lee, Regis (Dorothy) Lee, Ruth (Bob) Behe, Nany (Paul) Wood and Marian (John) Dorsh. Norman was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, where he had served as an usher for 33 years. Retired carpenter with Local 1419, Johnstown, and former owner of Lee’s Hardware in Cresson. Norman was a former vice president of Cresson Moose, as well as a social member of Cresson American Legion and Sankertown VFW. Also a former Little League coach in Sankertown, where he used his talents as a carpenter to improve the field. A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be missed for his wise counsel and talented carpentry. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Church, the Very Rev. Father John D. Byrnes, celebrant. Interment, church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norman’s family.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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