MANOR, PA. — MELIUS– Gretchen Hartmann, 69, Manor, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at home. She was born Dec. 27, 1943, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Jane E. and Marvin Cecil Eves. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a telemarketer for ITS. Gretchen was a lifetime member of the Manor American Legion. She was a 1988 graduate of Seton Hill College in Greensburg. She was a veteran of the Air Force, having served in the Vietnam War. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Michael Eugene Melius, and a sister, Frances Jane Sajko. Surviving is a son, John Richard Melius, and his wife, Tammy, of Manor; three granddaughters, Samantha Rose, Sarah Jane and Sara Elizabeth; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Barbara Ann Dino, Ebensburg; Bernice Dishong Mechanick, Mundys Corner; Rose Mary Epperson, Ruffsdale; Beatrice Edna Hartmann, Lilly; David John Eves, Ebensburg; and Ricky Nelson Eves, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc., 504 Oak St., Irwin, a Professional Cremation Service affiliate firm. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Charity Retirement Home, in care of Caritas Christi, 459 Mount Thor Road, Greensburg, Pa. 15601. For online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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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.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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