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 July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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