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.
Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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