SPENCER, N.Y. — HERKO – Joseph, 90, Spencer, N.Y., a former resident of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, after an illness. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Johnstown, son of Alexander and Eva (Zahoran Hobor) Herko. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Mary, Helen and Anna; and brothers, Michael, Samuel, John, Alexander, Stephen, Thomas and Peter. Survived by sister, Agnes. On June 27, 1969, he married Arlene Laterman Strope, and widowed in 1995. His stepchildren are Donna Wild (John), William (deceased), Diane Alve (Chuck Brooks), Janis Strope, Michael and Donna Manning (Craig). He had 12 stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Henrico. He worked for Banfield Co. and then P&R Oil Co., having retired in 1994. Memorial and military services were held at noon Jan. 5 at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, N.Y., by the Rev. Phil Jordan and Navy personnel. Interment will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family at Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, N.Y.
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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David Arthur Gindlesperger
GINDLESPERGER – David Arthur, 31, Elton, died July 25, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randell J. Weber
WEBER – Randell J. “Randy,” 57, Ebensburg, died July 25, 2014, at home.
Thelma Marie Weiland
WEILAND – Thelma Marie, 75, Westover R.D., died July 26, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Dolores A. Kiddy
KIDDY – Dolores A., 74, North Miami, Fla., native of Johnstown, died July 14, 2014, in Miami.
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Dorothy Mae (Walters) Conrad
CONRAD – Dorothy Mae (Walters), 82, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 24, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
Walter A. Dedik
DEDIK – Walter A., 86, formerly of Boswell, died July 25, 2014, at Country Manor Living, Jerome.
Donald Francis Frick
FRICK – Donald Francis, 90, went to be with his Lord July 26, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor surrounded by the love of his family.
Commander Clarence L. Lambing
LAMBING – Commander Clarence L. “Spud” U.S. Navy Retired, 92, passed away July 13, 2014, in Pacific Grove, Calif.
Margaret (Gerula) Latchney-Swincinski
LATCHNEY-SWINCINSKI – Margaret (Gerula), 93, went to be with the Lord at St. Jude’s Haven July 25, 2014.
MITRUS– Nicholas “Nick,” 85, Minersville, fell asleep in the Lord July 25, 2014.
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