COVER HILL — SANTOYO – Nicholas A., 73, Cover Hill, died Feb. 7, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Born May 29, 1940, in Johnstown, son of Jesus and Maria (Santana) Santoyo. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alex; and brother-in-law, Joseph Burgo. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Cesa; daughter, Maria (Mary Margaret) Santoyo, Maryland; Nick, married to Jessica (Walker); sisters, Bridget McClaren; Sara Burgo; Rita, married to Charles Knoll; Maria, married to Alvin Hritz; Lupe Santoyo; and Rebecca Santoyo; brothers, Jesus, married to Rebecca (Lawn); and Joseph Ojeda; sister-in-law, Deborah Rock; grandchildren, Robert, Elisia, Alex, Kaitlyn, Margarita, Noah, Amber and Stone; great-granddaughter, Ava; and loving brothers- and sisters-in-law in Spain and nieces, nephews and cousins. He graduated from Franklin High School. He was stationed in Spain during the Vietnam Era in the U.S. Air Force. That is where he met Cesa and were married in Spain. He was employed by U.S. Steel, Johnstown, for 18 years, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He also helped his wife operate Santoyo’s Mexican Food. Nick was a gentle, kind, loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to dance, whistle, sing and play his harmonica. He was a longtime member and sang with the choir at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., where Knights of Columbus Council will recite rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gregory Catholic Church, Father Robert L. Rustin. Interment, Oak Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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