ERIE — HOOVER – Russ, 63, Erie, formerly of Loretto, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his residence. Born Dec. 13, 1950, in Loretto, son of the late John and Rita (Farabaugh) Hoover. Also preceded in death by sisters, Myrna Hoover and Carol Young; and brother, Eddie Hoover. Survivors include his beloved wife, Cheree (Fritch) Hoover; sons, Little Russ (Danielle), Mechanicsburg; and Jeremy and Daniel, both of Erie; grandchildren, Tyler, Sara and Alyssa Hoover; brothers, Bill (Jane), Bob, Jake, Ron (Mary) and Ken (Margo); sisters, Becky Osmolinski (Ron), Joann Edwards (Denny), Alma Grossman (Jerry), Terry Dean (David), Jeannie, Phister (Tim) and Lois Stoltz (Tim); in-laws, Fred Fritch, and Joanne and Ralph Hellmann; sisters-in-law, Cyndee Wells, Carmel Loucks, Carla Fritch and Loren Rimmel (Bill); and many nieces and nephews. Russ served his country from 1969 to 1971, having spent a tour in Vietnam. Russ was the owner of Russ Hoover Construction and built homes in the Erie area for more than 40 years. Known for his exceptional sense of humor, Russ’ greatest pleasure was time spent with his beloved family and innumerable friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 W. Eighth St., Erie, Pa. 16501.
Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
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Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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