VINCO — CUNNINGHAM – Robert Thomas Sr. “Tom,” 88, Vinco, went to be with the Lord June 18, 2014. Born May 12, 1926, in Johnstown, son of the late George A. and Lola F. (Hickman) Cunningham. Preceded in death by sister, Jane Prudence Cunningham; and grandson, Brian P. Cunningham. Survived by wife of 67 years, the former Faye Dishong; and children, Robert T. Jr. (Karen) Cunningham, Sheree (Forest) Wassum and Anita (Irvin) Meredith; grandchildren, Jeremy, Erika (Nick), Sean (Beth), Carly (Ben), Gregory, Jenna (Benaiah), Hayley and Kelsey; and great-grandchildren, Ella, Micah and Wesley. Also survived by sister, Helen L. Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Longtime member of Pike Grace Brethren Church, Mundys Corner, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, elder and was a member of the school board at Cambria County Christian School. World War II Army veteran. Retired pressman for The Tribune-Democrat. Tom took courses from Hadleys School for the Blind and was recipient of the Braille Student of the Year in 1992. He enjoyed listening to books on tape and listening to sports of all kinds. “… Absent from the body… present with the Lord.” – II Corinthians 5:8. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pike Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Rudy Sheptock, officiating. Interment, Pike Brethren Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Pike Grace Brethren Church Mission Fund. Arrangements by Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo.
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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.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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