PAVIA — BOYLE – Mattie C. (Stigers), 89, Pavia, was a woman of prayer and met up with her heavenly Father and earthly husband Jan. 20, 2014, at her daughter, Cathy’s, house in Culpeper, Va. Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Pavia, daughter of the late Henry and Ada Carrie (Berkey) Stigers. On Aug. 28, 1943, she married Paul J. Boyle, who preceded her in death on June 20, 1985. Preceded in death by an infant daughter, LaVaughn; grandson, Lewis Howsare; and son-in-law, Clyde (Bill) Howsare. Survived by children, Shirley Howsare, and her children, William, and Terri, wife of Todd Hauze; LaVerne Ferguson, and husband, Larry G., and their children, Trena, Cindi (Gerry) Aurandt, Larry Paul and (Amanda), Robert and (Amy) and James and (Amanda); Larry Boyle, and wife, Donna, and their child, Joshua; and Cathy Decker, and husband, Daniel, and their children, Alexander, Lindsay, and Lance. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Deena, Ross, Austin, Ryan, Dillon, Michelle, Skyler, Layla, Clayton, Peyton, Grant, Luke and Owen. Mattie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a 1943 graduate of Beaverdale High School. During her lifetime, she worked at Sylvania in Johnstown during World War II; at Howard Johnson, where she became great friends with Bobby Blackburn; and Holiday Inn. She was a prayer warrior as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to all she met. Mattie was a servant of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from a young age. She was a hard worker at all she encountered in her journey. She lived her life in service to the Lord. Mattie had many “adopted” children and grandchildren throughout the world. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank, Pa., and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Pennwood Bible Church, Everett, Pastor Floyd Rinehart, officiating. Interment, Pavia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make a wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of Heather Miller (FROG). Arrangements by J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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