NORTHERN CAMBRIA — HILL – William R., 61, Northern Cambria, passed away July 20, 2013, at home. Born Feb. 11, 1952, in Johnstown, son of William Kohr and Helen Grace (Hill) Swank. Preceded in death by father; brothers, Terry Swank, Victor Swank and Richard Swank; and grandson, Jacob Mathew Hill. Survived by mother; wife, Gloria (Hillegass) Hill, Northern Cambria; son, William Hill, married to the former Dena Seidlarczyk, Lilly; Mathew Hill, married to the former Candice Nadolsky, Portage; and grandchildren, Cameron, Abigail, Nathan, Kaitlyn and Logan Hill. Brother of Tracey Swank, New Jersey. Retired from U.S. Marine Corps, and also served in the Navy and the Army National Guard. Member of American Legion Post 430 and VFW Post 895. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his truck, and was a diehard Marine. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday. Military rites by Portage Ritual Team. Committal will be private.
McGHEE – Monroe, 72, Altoona, formerly of 299 Gray Ave., Johnstown, departed this life March 15, 2014.
STEWART – Thomas, 50, Windber, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family March 15, 2014, at Golden Living, Richland.
Eileen M. Bassett
BASSETT – Eileen M., 85, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord March 16, 2014, at her residence.
Shaffer G. Penrod Jr.
PENROD – Shaffer G. Jr., 85, Windber, died March 14, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care Center, Punxsutawney.
Beverly A. Noel
NOEL – Beverly A., 73, Cresson, died March 14, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Stephen E. Pecze
PECZE – Stephen E., “Gene” “Whitey,” 65, Johnstown, died March 12, 2014.
George T. Gallo
GALLO – George T., 87, Homer City, formerly of Mundys Corner, passed away March 15, 2014.
John J. Bazyk
BAZYK – John J. “Jack,” 72, Jerome, died March 15, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
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Catherine (Andrews) Adamese
ADAMESE – Catherine “Kay” (Andrews), 95, Glenshaw, formerly of Johnstown, died Friday, March 14, 2014.
Mary Lorraine Carruthers
CARRUTHERS – Mary Lorraine “Dolly,” 84, Cresson, died March 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Village, Hollidaysburg.
Ronald H. Felix
FELIX – Ronald H., 67, Johnstown, died March 13, 2014, in Johnstown.
M. Isabel Gray
GRAY – M. Isabel, 93, Hastings, died March 15, 2014, at Golden Living Center-Haida, Hastings.
James Edward Hailer
HAILER – James Edward, 84, Cresson, passed away in peace with our Lord March 14, 2014, at Van Zandt VAMC, Altoona.
Sharon A. Johnston
JOHNSTON – Sharon A., 65, Conover, N.C., passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at her residence.
Joseph J. Orlando
ORLANDO– Joseph J., 79, Vintondale, went to be with the Lord March 13, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Patricia L. Penrose
PENROSE – Patricia L. 75, Bolivar, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, died after a courageous battle with breast cancer late on March 14, 2014.
Dorothy (Killinger) Squashic
SQUASHIC – Dorothy (Killinger), 77, Dauphin, Pa., passed away Feb. 4, 2014, at home.
Mrs. Jennie P. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Mrs. Jennie P., 79, Windber, passed away peacefully surrounded by family March 13, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
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