NICKTOWN — FARABAUGH – Donald J. “Sparky,” 59, Nicktown, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, at home. Born Aug. 8, 1953, in Spangler, son of Leo and Hilda (Westrick) Farabaugh. Preceded in death by parents; brother-in-law, Patrick Kelly; and very special aunt and uncle, Edna and Raymond Niebauer, who helped to raise Don for several years after his mother died when he was an infant. He will be sadly missed by loving wife of 31 years, Arlene (Springer) Farabaugh; and their children, Dennis, Sandra, Susan and Dean, all at home. Brother of Bernard (Muriel) Farabaugh, Kenneth (Norma) Farabaugh, James (Marcy) Farabaugh and Girard (Jean) Farabaugh, all of Carrolltown; Barbara Kelly, Gettysburg; Janet Tibbott, Northern Cambria; and Kathy (Roger) Duman, Nicktown. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. From a young age, Don worked on the family farm prior to starting his own farm in Nicktown. He also worked as a school bus driver for Farabaugh Bus Lines and truck driver for Springer Oil. Member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Nicktown. Don was a loving husband and father who cherished time with his family, and enjoyed farming, hunting, playing cards and golfing. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Father Jude Brady, OSB, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s memory to Northern Cambria Catholic School or American Cancer Society.
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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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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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