WINDBER — PAVLISIN – Mary Ann, 71, formerly of Windber, died Feb. 10, 2013. Born June 13, 1941, in Windber, daughter of the late Frank Pitera and Matilda Ann (Boyle) Pitera. Mary Ann was a beautiful, sweet, fun-loving wife and mother who became chronically ill in her early 20’s. Preceded in death by husband, John; son, John Anthony; and siblings, Alice Tantorno, Thomas Pitera, and Linda Crookham. Survived by children, Trina Barnes (Joe), San Antonio, Texas; Constance Paul, Bucks County, Pa.; and Adam Pavlisin (Katrinka), New Martinsville, W.Va. Grandmother to Cheriette Murphy (step); Joshua, Tony and Joette Barnes; Ben Arman (step); Rachael and Elizabeth Pavlisin; and James, Jay and Jamar Paul; and 14 great-grandchildren. Sister of Frank Pitera, Patricia Schriver, Denise Crookham, Catherine Rubino and James Pitera; brothers-in-law, Joseph Rubino, Robert Crookham, Richard Pavlisin, Frank Vekich, Charles Miano and Fred Manges; and sisters-in-law, Tammy Pitera, Helen Vekich, Elsie McElhaney, Margaret Miano, Mary Manges and Susan Pitera, who lovingly watched over Mary Ann in her latter years. Mary Ann also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great-great- nieces and -nephews. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, Father Adrian Tirpak, TOR, officiating. Private interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Windber.
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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