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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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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