JOHNSTOWN — SHIELDS – Camille Jane, went peacefully to heaven with her family around her on June 15, 2013. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Twin Rocks. Camille joins her beloved husband, John W. Shields; her father and mother, Sterling and Frances (Platt) Smith; brother, Sterling Smith Jr.; sister, Natalie Lane; and nephew, James DeFrank. Camille leaves behind her loving family, John W. Shields Jr., Pittsburgh; Diane Shields Stewart, and husband, Jack, Sacramento, Calif.; Daniel Shields III, and wife, Linda, Johnstown; Leonard Shields, Orlando, Fla.; and Kathleen Shields Horner, and husband, Gregg, Frederick, Md. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Nora, Patrick, Michael, Daniel and Laura Shields and Victoria and Allie Stewart. Camille graduated from Johnstown High School in 1940 and then Cambria-Rowe Business College. She was an active member of the auxiliaries of the VFW, DAV and the American Legion. She also was a member of the Harmony Singing Society, Olympic Club and the Sons of Italy. A sports enthusiast, Camille loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and could be found every Sunday watching the games with her family. She also was an avid duckpin bowler and often recognized locally for her high scores. She also enjoyed playing pinochle. She looked forward to bowling and playing cards with the girls. Camille worked at Martella’s Pharmacy for over 10 years. She made many friends with those with whom she worked and with those who came in to get their medications. She had many fond memories of her time there. A loving wife and mother, she will always be remembered for all her delicious family and holiday meals. Her cooking could not be matched. Her family will miss her greatly, but will cherish the wonderful memories she created. Camille was a longtime member of Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1127 McKinley Ave., where the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Barry Baroni, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc. The family would like to thank Crossroads at Arbutus Park Manor for their exceptional care of their mother. We will be forever grateful for what they did to make our mother safe and loved during her time there. Please contribute to Arbutus Park Manor or the Alzheimer’s Association in the name of Camille Shields. (ptbmortuary.com)
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
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
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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