SOUTHMONT — BAUM – Robert S., 98, Southmont, died July 14, 2014, at his residence. Born Dec. 14, 1915, in Freeland, son of the late Fred and Anna Baum. Preceded in death by loving wife of 68 years, Lois C., on Oct. 14, 2013; and sister Mary. Survived by daughters, Kathy Ann, married to Douglas B. Stevens, Dallas, Pa.; and Georgia M., married to Thomas Cherry, Johnstown; grandchildren, Julie Davis, and fiance, Corey Gregory; and Elizabeth Stevens, and fiance, Ryan Staab; and Robert and Maria Stevens; and great-grandchildren, Brittany Davis and Lucas Stevens. Also survived by brother, David, and wife, Mildred, Tucson, Ariz.; and nephew, Jeffry Cramer, married to Patty, and children, Cayla, Travis and Jonah. Bob was a graduate of the Mining and Mechanical Institute, Freeland; Lafayette College, Easton; and the Loop Course at Bethlehem Steel Corp.; and completed studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Bob also was a professional engineer, having retired from the electrical department at Penelec and also was an engineering instructor at the “Asphalt Campus” at Pitt-Johnstown. Bob had been an Eagle Scout and an amateur radio operator. He was a World War II veteran, having served at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; the Office of the Chief of Ordinance, Washington, D.C.; and in the 6th Air Force, having served in Panama; Salinas Air Force Base, Ecuador; and Randolph Field, Texas. Member of American Legion, Post 6, Clearfield. Life member of VFW Post 155 and a past member of their Ritual Team. Also a life member of Conemaugh Valley Chapter 14, Reserve Officers Association; Military Officers Association of America and the Military Order of World Wars. Member of Masonic Lodge 611, Freeland; Allegheny Mountain Forest 127, Cambria Council 32, Portage Royal Arch 195, Oriental Commandery 61, Knights Templar, Laurel Ridge Council 67, Conemaugh Gap York Rite College 34, Constans Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, National Sojourners 76, Charles E. Lukins Chapter Heroes of “76” Jaffa Shrine and Jaffa Legion of Honor. Friends will be received from 6 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Friday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., the Rev. Alice Tondora, officiating. Masonic service will be held prior to the funeral service, and military rites will follow the service, courtesy of Charles T. Menoher VFW Post 155. The family would like to thank Grane Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care for their dedicated care shown to Bob during his last days. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901. (PTBmortuary.com)
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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