JOHNSTOWN — RUDGE – Warren Blair, 84, Johnstown, passed away Feb. 3, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born Dec. 8, 1928, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by parents, Frank E. and Helen (Rudge) Thomas; and wife of 56 years, Patricia Jean (Kaufman). Survived by children, William, married to the former Sandy Gillin, Johnstown; Maryanne, wife of Rick Moyer, New Alexandria; Donna, wife of Dean Glessner, Johnstown; Susan, wife of Michael Stevens, Johnstown; Robert, married to the former Michele McCoy, Chambersburg; and David, married to the former Dawn Jones, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, Pamela Osborne; Kristie, wife of Erik Nogueria; Michele, wife of Russell Custer; Hopemarie Moyer; Doug Glessner, and wife, Raeann; Dale Glessner, and wife, Kelli; Kellie Stevens, and fiance, Zachery Reed; Jason Stevens; Joel Machak, and wife, Julie; and Meagan Rudge. There also are nine great-grandchildren and his devoted dog, Herbie. Many thanks to Renee and Theresa from Windber Hospice who became like family to all of us. Member of St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church. He worked for Shank and Rudge, and then was in partnership with his good friend, Chuck McDermott, for many years as a remodeling contractor. He also was employed with Glenn Lehman Woodworking. Warren enjoyed his time working as a courier and security guard for First National Bank. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. A celebration Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Angelo Patti. A reception luncheon will follow at The Crows Nest in Tire Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, or the Humane Society of Cambria County, 743 Galleria Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904. John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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