MECHANICSBURG — CAVANAUGH – Pearl, passed on peacefully during the dawn of July 10, 2013, at her son’s home in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where she lived out her last three-plus years. Pearl, born Nov. 4, 1919, was the third child of Lee and Dorris Gross. She grew up in a loving home in the Hornerstown section of Johnstown, just blocks away from Robert Cavanaugh Sr., whom she had known all of her life. They were married just two weeks after Pearl Harbor on Dec. 21, 1941. Pearl and Robert share an extremely strong faith in God that brought them through one of the worst tragedies anyone can face. On June 4, 1962, Pearl found her four-year-old son, Robert Jr. drowned in Lake Stonycreek, where her father, an exceptional mason, had lovingly built his family a vacation home which is still used by them today. Robert Sr. joined his son on June 29, 1989, and now Pearl has joined them. They were lifelong members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hornerstown. Memorial contributions may be sent there, 600 Ash St., Johnstown, Pa. 15902. This wonderfully loving daughter, mother, wife, aunt and friend moved on after sharing her love and faith with four children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, so far, and another is on the way. She will be missed greatly and remembered lovingly. The grave stone at Grandview Cemetery, which marks the graves of Pearl, Robert Sr., Robert Jr. and Robert Sr.’s loving parents, is engraved with this highly appropriate verse “He gave, He took, He will restore.” There will be three memorial services, one at Trinity Lutheran Church in Johnstown, one at Lake Stonycreek and one in Mechanicsburg. These are not yet scheduled. You may contact the family for the dates if you wish to attend. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths July 26, 2014
Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
- Funerals July 26, 2014
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- 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.
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