MURFREESBORO, TENN. — STUVER – Willard C. “Bud,” Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2013. He retired to Murfreesboro six years ago after spending 30 years in South Florida. He was born and raised in the Riverside area of Johnstown. Preceded in death by father, Carl W. Stuver; mother, Doris Penrod Stuver; and sister, Carol Levergood. Survived by wife, Dianna Schmidt Stuver (also an alumni of Johnstown), now living in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and sons, Gregory Scott Stuver, Miami, Fla.; David Keith Stuver, Minneapolis, Minn.; and Christian Stuver, Murfreesboro, Tenn. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Kirsten, David, Brendan, Lydia, Matthew, Micah and Hannah Stuver. Also surviving are his sisters, Karen Rodkey, Johnstown; and Joy Holsopple, Pottstown, Pa. Mr. Stuver graduated from Johnstown High School in 1961. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, and later on obtained a master’s degree from Nova University in Broward County, Fla. He was assistant director of Pittsburgh Allegheny County Crime Lab for 10 years. He also taught forensic science at the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana State University. In 1976, he was recruited to join Metro Dade County Crime Laboratory acting as supervisor in the serology section. He was responsible for growing the Serology/DNA unit of the laboratory into one of the major DNA laboratories in the United States. Through his leadership, DNA technology was introduced and implemented raising the standard and acceptance of DNA as critical courtroom evidence. Bud also was very active in animal rescue efforts in Murfreesboro, Tenn., which will continue through his wife and son. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Blackman United Methodist Church, 4380 Manson Pike, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37129, where a memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to animalrescuecorps.org.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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