JOHNSTOWN — MILLER – Betty N., 79, Johnstown, died Feb. 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 25, 1934, in Bellevue, Pa., daughter of Ralph and Edith (Mangus) Merritt. Preceded in death by parents; beloved stepfather, Elneth S. Frye; brother, Buddy; and grandson, David Gregory. Survived by husband of 40 years, Daniel A. Miller; daughter, Linda Pfeil, Orlando, Fla.; son, Brian Gregory, married to Carolyn (Mikolic); and precious grandson, Vaughn, Martinsburg, W.Va.; siblings, Bonnie Litzinger, Sandra Primel, Barry Frye and Emma Jo Myers; first husband, William F. Gregory; cherished best friends, Fay Holbay and Kathy McCreary; also her precious dog, Willie. Betty enjoyed fishing and spending time at the family cottage. She loved spending time with her grandson. She was a very talented artist and creative oil painter. Betty was previously a manager and a paramedic for 7th Ward Ambulance Service. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Member of St. John Gualbert Cathedral, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, the Very Rev. James S. Crookston. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105; or the Humane Society of Cambria County, 743 Galleria Drive Ext., Johnstown, Pa. 15904. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
Lillian R. Stager
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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