DERRY — BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter. Born May 21, 1919, in South Fork, son of Edward and Gustie (Fyock) Botteicher. Preceded in death by parents; loving wife of 68 years, Nellie; sons, Ralph “Butch” Jr. and James Botteicher; granddaughter, Tina Botteicher-Sowers; brother, Harold Botteicher; and daughter-in-law, Marsha Botteicher. Survived loving grandchildren, Karen Botteicher (Kim), Derry; Timothy Botteicher, Derry; and Kevin Botteicher (Melissa), Hollsopple; four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Botteicher, married to Roberta, Seward, and Meade Botteicher, married to Claudette, Richland; sister, Mildred, married to Ken Myers, Richland; brothers-in-law, Harry and John Buriak, Johnstown; and special daughter-in-law, Ruth Killinger. Ralph was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church. He retired with 35 years of service as a crane operator with Bethlehem Steel Corp. He had 19 years of service with R&J Rug Cleaners. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1940 to 1942 in Saipan. He was a lifetime member of Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287, Marine Corps League, and the Devil Dogs. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Geisel Funeral Home, Johnstown. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Beulah United Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles Shaffer, officiating. Interment, Mount Hope Cemetery. The family would like to thank Excela Health Hospice for their help and care. Military honors in charge of Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287. Please visit www.geiselfh.com for online condolences.
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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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