ALVERDA — SZALMA – Evelyn (Lowpenski), 91, Alverda, died at her home Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Born Aug. 6, 1921, in Elmora, Cambria County, daughter of the late Harry and Eva (Petiera) Lowpenski. She was the widow of Frank Szalma Sr., who died Aug. 24, 1991. They had been married 48 years prior to his death. Evelyn attended classes in the Elmora School District. During World War II, she and her sisters worked for the Department of Defense at factories in Ohio, where they made uniforms for our soldiers and helped to assemble B-24 bombers. Following the war, she married and raised family. Throughout her life, she enjoyed gardening in her flower and vegetable gardens. She loved flowers. She liked to read and do crossword puzzles. Evelyn also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and caring for her family. She was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Member of Mentcle Wesleyan Methodist Church. Survived by children, Patricia Benedict, Waldroff, Md.; and Dennis Szalma, and wife, Barbara, Pine Flats. Also survived by four grandchildren, including Denise Szalma, Cranberry Township, and Bee Szalma, Pine Flats. There are four surviving great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and sister, Helen Hagens, Westover. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by son, Frank Szalma Jr.; and siblings, Peter, Matthew, John, Theodore and Margaret Lowpenski; Irene Harvilla; Mary Leis; Catherine Geppi; and Anna Roberts. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Clymer, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Roger Whippo and the Rev. Richard Markel, officiating. Interment, McDowell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA-Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, Pa. 15701, or to Mentcle Wesleyan Methodist Church. Online condolences are available at www.rbfh.net.
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Ralph E. Botteicher
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Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
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ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
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William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
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Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
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Richard E. Pearson
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Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
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