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.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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