SOMERSET — KOWALCZYK – Rose Marie (DePetro), 99, Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estate, Somerset, formerly of Boswell, died Jan. 16, 2013, at In-Touch Hospice House, Somerset. Born Dec. 26, 1913, in Seward, daughter of Frank Sr. and Marie (Cannoni) DePetro. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Chester A. Sr., on Sept. 29, 1992; son, Donald; sister, Carmella Montanaro; and brothers, James, Frank Jr., Joseph and Tony DePetro. Survived by children, Chester A. Jr., Somerset; and Mary Kay, married to Kenneth W. Johnson, Boswell; grandchildren, Brian and Douglas Kowalczyk, both of Redondo Beach, Calif.; Kenneth W. Johnson II, Boswell; and Kristin Johnson, Philadelphia, and fiance, Eric Fleming, West Chester; daughter-in-law, Catherine (Jackson) Kowalczyk, West Chester; sisters, Catherine DePetro, Northern Cambria; and Ann Perigo, Aurora, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of All Saints Catholic Parish. Retired employee of the former Dorfman & Hoffman Garment Factory, Boswell. A former volunteer chairwoman for March of Dimes. Rose enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and tending to her roses. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 3 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Church, Boswell, the Rev. Father Justin A. Ratajczak, celebrant. Committal, St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Boswell. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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Ray H. Clites
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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
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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.
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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
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M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
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Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
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SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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