The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 14, 2013

Margaret M. Covert

The Tribune-Democrat

OAKLAND — COVERT – Margaret M., 74, Oakland, died Jan. 12, 2013, at Cambria Care Center. Born Jan. 30, 1938, in Johnstown, daughter of Richard and Rose Marie (Skelley) Smith. Preceded in death by parents; first husband, Paul J. Murtha; son, Richard Patrick Murtha; and grandson, Brad Murtha. Survived by husband, David Covert; sons, Paul “Tony” Murtha (Nanette Blough), Stafford, Va.; Daniel J. Murtha, Johnstown; and Brad A. Murtha (Jennifer Everhart), Johnstown; and stepdaughters, Kathy Covert, Johnstown; and Angela Dawn, Louisiana. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Brother of Fred Smith (Betty), Johnstown. Margaret loved animals, enjoyed camping and served as a foster mother to numerous children. She was a retired LPN. Friends received from noon until the hour of service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., Father Clarence S. Bridges.

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