NORTHERN CAMBRIA — MONTELLO – James R., 89, Northern Cambria, passed away July 14, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Sept. 3, 1924, in Barr Township, son of Dominic and Angelina (Deambrogio) Montello. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Victor Montello; sisters, Lucia Rauratti and Mary Vivadelli; and daughter-in-law, Lucinda “Cindy” (Serafin) Montello. Jim was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Martha E. “Betty” (Magulick) Montello; daughter, Mary Angela, wife of David Eisenhart, Arendtsville, Pa.; son, Richard Montello, Chambersburg; grandchildren, Sara (Bryan) Kuhn; Kristen Montello, and fiance, Matt; and James Montello (Katie Rine); and stepgreat-grandson, Aden; also many nieces and nephews. World War II Army Air Force veteran who served on the European Front and passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on his 20th birthday. Member of American Legion Post 508 and VFW Post 7503. He formerly worked as a miner at Moss Creek and Rounsley Mines, then as a lumberman for J.V. Hammond Lumber Co. for many years, having returned to mining and retired from Greenwich Collieries. Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Church, Father Larry Lacovic, officiating. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery. Military honors by local veterans organizations.
- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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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.
- District Deaths July 31, 2014
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- District Deaths July 30, 2014
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.
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