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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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
- Today's Funerals Dec. 4, 2013
- District Deaths Dec. 3, 2013
Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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