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.
- District Deaths Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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