WINDBER — DAVIS– Benjamin E., 76, Windber, passed away June 12, 2013. Born Dec. 5, 1936, in McAlisterville. Benjamin was the 16th and last child of Foster and Emma (Krissinger) Davis. Orphaned at 4 1/2 years old, he and five other siblings were taken in by his oldest sister, Florine, and husband, Joe Dell. Attended Girard College, a free orphanage in Philadelphia for grades one to 10, and then returned to Windber for his junior and senior year, graduating in the Class of 1954. Preceded in death by parents; 14 siblings; and his second wife, Alice Bennett Davis. Survived by sons, Keith Davis, and wife, Tracy; Christopher Davis, and wife, Toni; and daughter, Kelly, and husband, Kevin Flatley; grandchildren, John Evan, Darci and Emily Flatley; Sarae and Aleah Davis; and Michelle and Megan Davis; stepdaughter, Jennifer Lear; and stepson, Thomas Lear. Also survived by sister, Elsie Kenno; former first wife, Eleanor (Voytko) Davis-Fox; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of 876th Engineer Battalion from 1955 to 1961. Starting in 1955, Benjamin worked his entire career in the automotive business as a parts manager or shop service manager for many local dealerships, including Rudy Haupt, Suppes Motors, Alberter Cambria Motors and Team Motors, finally retiring in 1998 from Thomas Buick. He also was a former vice president of Hercules Rustproofing. Friends received from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. that afternoon.
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POST – Edwin F., 96, Belmont, died March 11, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
CLARK – Rosemary, 70, Johnstown, died March 11, 2014, at her residence.
Dean J. Costlow
COSTLOW – Dean J., 56, Johnstown, died March 11, 2014, at his home.
Lorraine D. (O'Baker) Folton-Lape
FOLTON-LAPE – Lorraine D. (O’Baker), 88, Siemon’s Lakeview Manor, Somerset, formerly of Klines Mill Road, Boswell, went home to be with the Lord March 12, 2014, at the manor.
M. Avalene Evans
EVANS – M. Avalene, 85, Hyndman, died March 12, 2014.
Maynard J. Getz
GETZ – Maynard J. “Mainy,” 50, Davidsville, died March 12, 2014, at his residence.
Richard S. Maderia
MADERIA – Richard S. “Rich” “Hoss,” 52, Summerhill, passed away unexpectedly March 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jack V. Bittner
BITTNER – Jack V., 80, East Taylor Township, went to be with the Lord March 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Walter J. Nayda
NAYDA – Walter J., 86, Aiken, S.C., formally of Philadelphia; Millville, N.J.; Elmer, N.J.; Ivanhoe, N.C.; and Hereford, Ariz., passed away peacefully at home Friday, March 7, 2014.
Joseph Eddward Marko
MARKO – Joseph Edward Sr., 81, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at home.
Stephen J. Kline
KLINE – Stephen J., 48, Carrolltown, passed away March 11, 2014, at his home.
CAPARIMO – Margaret, 89, New Florence, passed away March 11, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana, Pa.
Bernard J. Stanko
STANKO – Bernard J., 87, Johnstown, died March 9, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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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.
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