STARKVILLE, MISS. — PINGATORE – James A. “Buddy,” 84, Starkville, Miss., died July 3, 2014, in Columbus, Miss., after a brief illness. Born July 11, 1929, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Joan L. (Burket) Pingatore, also of Johnstown. Survived by daughters, Kimberly A. Pingatore, Keswick, Va.; Lynn P. Peters (Chris), Pensacola, Fla.; and Janice P. Mazzola (Mike), Starkville, Miss. Also survived by granddaughters, Christine, Alexandra and Kelley Mazzola, all of Starkville, Miss. In addition, he is survived by stepsister, Barbara J. Pingatore, Johnstown. Mr. Pingatore was a 1948 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BSEE) and Old Dominion University (ME), he was employed by the Department of the Navy for 35 years. During this time, he received numerous awards and recognition for outstanding service, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award upon his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed golfing and traveling. He and Joan were well-known for their passion for round dancing during their years living in Virginia. Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Starkville, Miss. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 14, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Park, Starkville, Miss. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation America, 322 Eighth Ave., seventh floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 or alzfdn.org. You may go online and sign our guest register at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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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.
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