EAST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP — MACKEL – Charles Roger Sr., 85, East Taylor Township, passed away Jan. 13, 2014, at his residence. Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Johnstown, son of Charles S. and Marian (Hildebrand) Mackel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, A. Margaret; son, Charles R. Mackel Jr.; sisters, Twila Walk and Phyllis Sumner; brother, Bill; and sister-in-law, Mary J. Bloom. Survived by sons, Paul W., and his girlfriend, Karen Markel, both of Altoona; and William E., State College; grandsons, Charles Stephens, and fiancee, Lisa Edwards, both of East Taylor Township; Daniel J. Mackel, Virginia Beach, Va.; William A. Mackel, Johnstown; and Stephen R. Mackel, East Taylor Township; great-grandson, Shane M. Stephens, East Taylor Township; brother, Richard (Sue) Mackel, Georgia; sister, Pam Mackel, Dale Borough; several nieces, nephews; former daughter-in-law, Geraldine O. (Cecil) Cole, Dale Borough; and special caregiver, Trisha Stephens, East Conemaugh. Charles was a graduate of Conemaugh High School. He was a member of Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church and attended Pike Grace Brethren Church, where he and his wife assisted with the AWANA Program. Charles enjoyed reading, gardening and shortwave communications. He will be remembered as a kind and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Friday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, Pastor Rudy Sheptock, officiating. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in memory of Charles. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.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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