LOWER YODER TOWNSHIP — CONNOR– Dwayne Lee “Dewey,” 70, Lower Yoder Township, lost his battle with cancer Jan. 11, 2013. Born June 27, 1942, in Johnstown, son of Jacob and Catherine (Parkinson) Connor. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Janet; and brother-in-law, Paul Spanko. Survived by his wife, Theresa “Terri” (Yanko); his children, Tracey, wife of Brian Pundzak, Johnstown; Robyn, wife of James Shaffer, Reading, Pa.; and Matthew, married to Misty (Schalesky), Johnstown; stepchildren, Mary Katherine “Kay,” wife of Shawn Persing, McDonald, Pa.; Diane, wife of Scott Wentz, Johnstown; Jennifer Yanko, Little Rock, Ark.; and Gregory Yanko, Jacksonville, Fla.; his grandchildren, Scotty, Dylan, Sabrina, Haylee and Brody; his brother, Jacob, married to Barbara (Smolar), East Berlin, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Retired employee of GTE in 1996 with 30 years service. Active member of St. Clair Tremont Trap & Field Club. Lifetime member of Greater Ferndale Sportsmen’s Club and American Legion Post 279, Rockwood. Dwayne “Dewey” served in the Army from 1963–1966 as specialist fourth class, with a tour in Korea. Dwayne “Dewey” loved to be outdoors hunting and fishing; and spending time with his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Moskal-Reid Funeral Home, West End, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, the Rev. William E. Rosenbaum, celebrant. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in Dwayne’s name.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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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 14, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
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