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.
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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