JOHNSTOWN — PETAK – Joseph R. Jr., 63, Johnstown, died Jan. 7, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Born Dec. 2, 1949, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by wife, the former Linda (Rok); and sons, Kevin, Johnstown; and Richard, married to Sandra, Pittsburgh. Brother of Louise, married to Dennis Chervanak; Patricia, married to Dennis Galindo; and Donald Petak, married to Connie; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Rok II, married to Anna Marie, Rick Rok married to Renee; Mike Rok, married to Laurie; John Rok, married to Mindy; and Bill Rok, married Heather. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was employed as a warehouse superviser at North American Hoganas and coached soccer for more than 25 years. Joseph was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman and loved his wife and sons. Joe was very proud of his sons. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Visitation of the BVM Church, Father Barry J. Baroni. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
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.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
- Today's Funerals April 16, 2014
- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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