JOHNSTOWN — MILLER – William H. “Bill” “Shorty,” 76, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Feb. 10, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Johnstown, son of Daniel W. and Mary A. (McCreary) Miller. Preceded in death by his parents; two infant daughters; brothers, James and Robert; and sister, Shirley Vavrek. Survived by his loving daughters, Patricia M. Horner, and her fiance, Jeffrey Harrison, both of Johnstown; and Christina L., wife of George Mahan, East Conemaugh; loving friend, Patricia M. Miller, Johnstown; grandchildren, Melinda M., wife of Thomas Schmidt, Hubert, N.C.; Jason A. Horner, married to the former Kara Kirby, Johnstown; Michael A. Mahan, and his fiancee, Denise Furor, both of Vinco; and William M. Horner, Johnstown; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Daniel, married to the former Loretta Caddy; Paul; and Hazel Shaulis, all of Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews. Bill retired as a car mechanic and was employed at various dealerships. He enjoyed working on cars, collecting V.W.’s, and loved playing country music. Bill will be remembered for his country clothes, his humor and his kind generosity. He always put others before himself. Friends received from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. Thursday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Private burial will be held at Benshoff Hill Cemetery at a later date. Family suggests contributions be directed to the family in memory of Bill. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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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.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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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.
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