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.
- 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
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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