JOHNSTOWN — SUMRADA – Robert “Bob,” went to be with the Lord Feb. 25, 2014, at the age of 92. He joins his beloved wife, Helen Sumrada (Waligora); his mother, Elsie Angela Sumrada (Modic); and father, Jacob who preceded him. Born June 24, 1921, in Franklin Borough, and was a member of Franklin VFW and Franklin Fire Company. Throughout his long life, he was a devoted husband, a supportive and beloved father to his children Roberta “Bobbie” Sumrada, Ph.D.; and John W. Sumrada. He will be greatly missed by his children and friends, as well as Margaret Philips, John’s fiance. He cherished his children and grandchildren, Matthew and Marina Sumrada, and passed to them his intelligence and taught them every day by his example of unwavering personal integrity and belief in education. He loved his Cadillac and telling stories about the Army when he was a staff sergeant and radar technician in World War II and traveled in Europe and Africa. He loved his Slovenian heritage. He was an avid amateur radio operator, having established a two-way radio business, Bob’s Radio Service. Member of the board of directors of Slovenian Savings & Loan for more than 45 years and received a silver star from Congressman John Murtha for his ideas to help protect U.S. soldiers in battle. He was generous to anyone who needed him and loved animals and CNN and History channel and learning new things. He was the rock of our family. A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Hindman Funeral Home, 1521 Frankstown Road, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, the Rev. Robert Ruston, officiating. Military honors by Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.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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