NORTHERN CAMBRIA — CERTO – Eugene D. “Gig,” 67, Northern Cambria, passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at home. Born Jan. 7, 1947, in Spangler, son of Domenick and Rose (Falls) Certo. Preceded in death by parents and infant son, David. Survived by wife, Elizabeth (Noren) Certo; daughters, Tresa (Michael) Risbon and Lori (Mike) Janosko, both of Northern Cambria; son, Matthew (Amber) Certo, Nicktown; grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob and Lucas Seymore; Megan Risbon; Brad, Brooke, Ben, Belle and Bristie Janosko; and Hannah, Carly and Domenick Certo; stepchildren, Shawn (Lynora) Kent, Fort Campbell, Ky.; David (Jennifer) Kent, Hastings; and Marc (Margaret) Kent, Northern Cambria; stepgrandchildren, Maura Risbon; Melody Ault; Melissa, Steve, Joshua and Brandon Ward; and Caleb, Mackenzie, Zachary, Emma, Ethan, Jonas and Simon Kent; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Lily and Sophia Ault. Also survived by brother, Francis (Catherine) Certo, Falls Church, Va.; Richard Certo, Arlington, Va.; twin sister, Christine Ganley, Patton; and Rose (Joe) Orr, Euclid, Ohio; aunt, Agnes (Tinik) Falls, Pittsburgh; and cousins, Donna, Bonnie and Cindy. Gig worked as a coal miner with Barnes & Tucker and Beth Energy Mines until he retired June 10, 1990, following a mining accident at Mine 33. Well-known in the local area for his community involvement, Gig was the president of Northern Cambria Borough Council. Life member of Spangler Fire Company, where he served as fire chief for many years. Member of Cambria County, Western Pennsylvania, Central District and Pennsylvania State Firemen’s associations. Member of Patton Moose Lodge 488, International Legion of Moose Penn Progress 84 and past president (May 1, 1996 to April 30, 1998) and treasurer for 11 years of Pennsylvania Moose Association District 16. Social member of Spangler American Legion, Ebensburg VFW, Ebensburg American Legion and Spangler VFW, where he was captain of the dart team. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Church, Father Larry Lacovic, officiating. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery.
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E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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