SUMMERHILL — MYERS – Wendell Luther, 93, Summerhill, died peacefully May 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Summerhill, son of Leroy and Lula (Stiffler) Myers. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Robert and Lee Myers; and sister, Florene “Till” Hettle (Joseph). He would have celebrated a marriage of 72 years with his wife, Fern Louise (Berghane) Myers, on May 20. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Dorothy “Dottie,” wife of Robert Bromley, Summerhill; David Myers, Summerhill; and Joy, wife of Tom Crothers, Quarryville; grandchildren, Carol (Michael) Gwaltney and Mark (Carla) Bromley; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Wyatt, Grace and Vivian Bromley; and Reagan and Lucas Gwaltney; brother, Donald (Shirley), Fullerton, Calif.; sister-in-law, Lois Myers, Leroy, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a fireman before becoming a lifelong dairy farmer. He attended Sandy Hill School and graduated from Wilmore High School in 1940, where he played basketball, soccer and six-man football. In 1955, he was named Outstanding Young Farmer of Cambria County. He was a committeeman for Farm Bureau and Agway, served on the board of Farmers Home Administration and was active in Cambria County Extension Association. In 1976, he traveled to farms in Europe with the People to People Tour. For many years, he had a milk route supplying local communities with home delivered milk. In later years, he sold milk at the farm to many families. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, Summerhill, where he served on the church council. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at St. John Lutheran Church, Summerhill, the Rev. Kevin McNamara, officiating. Interment, Pringle Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 264, Summerhill, Pa. 15958. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
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.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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