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.
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LLOYD – Harold R., 93, Revloc, the last surviving member of his immediate family, went to be with Jesus March 8, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randy S. Rager
RAGER – Randy S., 65, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas Russell Fulcomer
FULCOMER – Thomas Russell “Cup Cake,” 67, Bolivar, passed away March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Burnell J. McConnell
McCONNELL – Burnell J. “Bernie,” 88, Shady Grove, went home to the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
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FOUST – Robert, 49, Johnstown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
HANAK – Joseph, 88, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014, at home.
William Henry Hilton
HILTON – William Henry, 68, Johnstown, passed away March 4, 2014.
Gerald C. Lambing
LAMBING – Gerald C., 73, New Florence, went to be with the Lord March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mary Josephine (Baker) Mayer
MAYER – Mary Josephine “Jo” (Baker), 86, passed away peacefully Jan. 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Texas.
Susan Lee (Larimer) Medellin
MEDELLIN – Susan Lee (Larimer), 71, Harrisburg, died March 7, 2014.
Joseph R. Myers
MYERS – Joseph R., Woodbridge, Va., passed away March 1, 2014.
OWENS – Patricia “Patty,” 93, Carrolltown, passed away March 7, 2014, at her home.
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PLATTER – Orvis Ray, 96, died March 7, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Meyersdale.
SKUTCH – George, 89, Portage, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Martha Lucille Stephanic
STEPHANIC – Martha Lucille “Lucy,” 82, Rochester Mills, passed away peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
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Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
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