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.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
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.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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