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.
Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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