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.
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Edward James Clark
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Nicole Lyn Eskridge
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Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
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Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
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Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
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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.
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H. Ross Blackburn
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Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
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Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
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FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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