STRONGSTOWN — HILL – William F. “Bill,” 84, Strongstown, passed away Jan. 14, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, surrounded by his loving family. Born Feb. 18, 1929, in Alverda, Indiana County, son of Harry and Ruth (Cressley) Hill. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, Hulda Stiles, who died in 1963; sons, Paul and Dave Hill; daughter, Gail Henry; daughter-in-law, Laurie Hill; brothers, Eugene and Russell Hill; and sisters, Minnie Marie Laslo, Mary Ellen Fisher, Alma Hebner and Ethel Hill. Survived by loving wife of 47 years, Judith “Judy” (Gleydura) Hill; son, Fred Hill, Nanty Glo; Marilyn (Chuck) Brancato, Tonawanda, N.Y.; Johnna Kay (Randy) Rice, Strongstown; and Valerie (Matt) Speedy, Clarksburg, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; also special family members, Joe and Sandy Hetrick. Also survived by brothers and sister-in-law, Reed, Kenny and Perry Stiles; and Marion Domingo; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Retired coal miner with 38 years of service from Beth Energy Mines. Member of UMWA Local 1386, Blue Goose Sportsmen’s Club and Twin County Snowmobile Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed singing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Pastor Roger Wippo, officiating. Interment, Mount Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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