MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — CASAMASSIMA – Kimberly Ann, Millstone Township, N.J., passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a long illness with breast cancer. Born Aug. 7, 1964, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by parents, Nick and Barbara Gail (Mehall) Kawchak. She married Mathew Casamassima on June 8, 1991, and moved to Ocean Grove, N.J. Kim is survived by children, Jessica, 18, and Joseph, 14, as well as her siblings, David Bruce Kawchak and Dana Null, Lock Haven, Pa.; and Dr. Tammy Haslett, Johnstown. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Alex Null, Nick Null, Carter Null, Will Haslett, Ben Haslett, Gordie Severino, Alex Severino and Emma Severino. Kim is a 1982 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School, received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and her master’s degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania. She was employed as a software engineer by AT&T, Compaq and Hewlett-Packard until 2005, before devoting the rest of her life to family and community service. She was a strong advocate for breast cancer research, including working as an advocate in Washington, D.C. She also counseled newly diagnosed women facing breast cancer. Kim was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and then again in 2005 and metastatic breast cancer in 2008. Arrangements are being handled by Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown, N.J. Funeral service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Millstone Township. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for any donations to be made out to South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition, 78 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin, N.J., 08009.
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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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