LORETTO R.D. — NELEN-HOOVER – Rita F., 91, Loretto R.D., died Jan. 15, 2014, at Miners Medical Center, Hastings. Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Ashville, daughter of the late Edgar and Theresa (Basal) Seymour. Preceded in death by first husband, Lawrence J. Nelen, on July 8, 1961; second husband, Albert “Bert” Hoover, on Feb. 22, 2009; son, Gerald Nelen; grandson, Randy Adams; son-in-law, Charles Soisson; and brothers and sisters, Gertrude Watt-Burgoon-Williams, Clair, Francis, Edgar Jr., Robert and Catherine Wilt. Survived by children, Genevieve Soisson, Derwood, Md.; Patty Semelsberger (Duke), Patton; Paul Nelen, Ashville; Jim Nelen (Ethel Fix), Loretto; Rosemary Adams, Ebensburg; and Rhonda Criste (Bill), New Stanton; and grandson, Michael Ivory, who resided with Rita. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma McElheny, McVeytown; Ethel Luther, Aliquippa; and Vesta Milne (Chris), Glenwillard; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rita enjoyed family gatherings and playing cards. Member of Chest Springs Sportsmen. Former member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, where vigil service will be held Friday afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica Catholic Church, Chest Springs, the Rev. Joseph Fleming, celebrant. Committal, St. Thomas Cemetery, Ashville.
- 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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