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.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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