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.
- District Deaths Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
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.
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