WINDBER — BARRETT– Edwin W., 97, Windber, passed away Jan. 24, 2014, at Windber Hospice. Born Nov. 7, 1916, in Seanor, son of Samuel and Iva (Lumadue) Barrett. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Regina Weaver; and brothers, Aldwin B. and Devere A. Survived by siblings, Charles L., married to the former Betty Marks, Windber; Virginia D., widow of Joseph Sottile, Hagerstown, Md.; Lydia J., widow of George Figard, Windber; Allegra, wife of Daniel Gorzelsky, Johnstown; and Ronald L., and wife, Carol, Radcliff, Ky. Also numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Devoted member of Berkey Church of the Brethren, Windber, where he shared his carpentry skills when the new church was built. Ed served in the Army during World War II, then transferred to the Army Air Force, where he served as sergeant. After he was honorably discharged from the military, he returned home and was employed as a coal miner for Berwind-White, where he retired. After mining, he worked for Atlas Medical Equipment, where he retired again. Member of UMWA and Windber American Legion Post 137. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, who will miss all the stories he told. Special thanks to the staff of Wing 3 and Windber Hospice for their excellent care of Ed. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, Pastor Crissman officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown. Military rites by Windber VFW Post 4795. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to his church or New Day Inc. in memory of Ed.
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Georgia R. Brown
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John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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