PORTAGE — TURNER – Beatrice E. “Bea,” 89, Portage, passed away March 14, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 24, 1922, in Lansing, Mich., daughter of Henry Thomas and Irene Rosalee (Clare) Wilson. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Charles A. “Chuck” Turner; brother, Alvin Wilson; and sisters, Geraldine Esch, Arlene Crouch and Helen Servass. Survived by children, Delford Turner, married to the former Peggy Bortel, Bedford; Constance, wife of George Bivens, Johnstown; Pamela, wife of Thomas Bortel, Ebensburg; and James Turner, married to the former Sheryl Boyle, Hemlock, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Tully) Stevens, Charles Tully, Mandy (Bortel) Lasinsky, Karissa (Bortel) Deckard and Christopher Turner; and great-grandchildren, Colton and Dawson Stevens; Amber and Autumn Tully; Nicholas, Cameron and Aaron Lasinsky; Emma, Kaitlynn and Page Deckard; and Macie Kay Turner. Sister of Gertrude Usmail, Angeline McBride, Lucille Chisholm and Clare Wilson. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Member of Wilmore Fire Company ladies auxiliary and The St. Anne Society of St. Bartholomew Church, Wilmore. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing bingo, was a beautiful crocheter, and will be remembered for her butter cookies. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Robert Reese, officiating. Committal, St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Wilmore. Military rites by Portage Veterans Ritual Team.
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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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