NEW FLORENCE — FOSTER – George D. Jr., 86, New Florence, went to be with the Lord at his home surrounded by his family July 14, 2014. Born July 29, 1927, in New Florence, son of the late George D. Sr. and Bessie (Ruffner) Foster. Also preceded in death by first wife, Mary L. “Mert” (Haynal) Foster. Survived by wife, Barbara (Murtland) Foster; children, Deborah, wife of Richard Wozniak, New Florence; Sandra, wife of Lamont McClure, Bethlehem; David Foster, married to Eileen, Columbia, Md.; and Ted Murtland, married to Lynn, Boswell; grandchildren, Lauren, wife of Kenneth Pearce, Minneapolis, Minn.; Evan Wozniak, Forest Lake, Minn.; Stephanie Foster, Columbia, Md.; Luke McClure, Bethlehem; and Jacob and Mackenzie Murtland and Tiffany and Jarrod Barile, all of Boswell; and faithful companion Annie. A U.S. Navy veteran, having served on USS San Pablo and in the Seabees during World War II and Korean War. Retired supervisor at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Johnstown. Life member of New Florence Volunteer Fire Company and past EMT and driver for Laurel Valley Ambulance Service. Member of New Florence Lions Club; Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and trustee; also attended Fort Palmer Evangelical Presbyterian Church; AACA; Laurel Highlands Antique Auto Club; Studebaker Car Club; Chicora Region Antique Car Club in South Carolina; New Florence VFW Post 7622; Hood-Vanatt American Legion Post 307; and New Florence AmVets. He graduated from Vale Tech in Blairsville to pursue his love of antique automobiles. Former Boy Scout Troop leader in the New Florence area. He enjoyed his frequent trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C. He made a honor flight from Myrtle Beach to Washington, D.C. George enjoyed spending time in his garage or helping someone in need. He loved being surrounded by his family. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Barry Young, officiating. Interment, Fairfield Cemetery. Military rites by local veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in George’s name to either Trinity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box D, New Florence, Pa. 15944, or Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St., Suite 5E, Johnstown, Pa. 15901. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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