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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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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