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 April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
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- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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