WINDBER — BURKEY – Phyllis E., 69, Windber, passed away peacefully Jan. 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice. Born June 11, 1944, in Akron, Ohio, daughter of Ernest and Irene (Claycomb) Westover. Preceded in death by father and husband, Raymond. Survived by mother, Ogletown; and sons, Rand, Sarasota; and Chris, married to the former Christina Trujillo, Windber. Grandmother to Victoria Faith Burkey. Sister of Stanford Westover, married to the former Kathy Muccioli; Ronald Westover, married to the former Sally Weyandt; Bradley Westover, married to the former Cathy Whetstone; Dianne, wife of Sam Lehman; Elaine, wife of Ed Berardi; and Suzanne Westover, all of Ogletown; and Linda, wife of Bernie Schardt, Somerset. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllis was an amazing mom, wife and person. She always put others ahead of herself, made time for people and was so helping and truly caring. She was intelligent, funny and witty. She enjoyed life and was very outgoing. She had a natural, generous spirit and her legacy of reaching out to people will never be forgotten. She received her bachelor’s degree at Moriah Institute of Christian Studies, Fayetteville, N.C. She worked on Fort Bragg for the Department of Defense. She made an impact on so many peoples’ lives that cannot be described or measured. She was awesome! We love you and will miss you. We want to thank the Windber Hospice staff for their extraordinary care of Phyllis as she truly passed away peacefully and comfortably. In lieu of flowers, please mail donations to either Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, or Moriah Institute of Christian Studies, P.O. Box 36098, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303. There will be no viewing or visitation but a Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork, Pa. 15956. Dress casually and come celebrate her wonderful life with us! Inurnment, church cemetery. Arrangements by Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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