LILLY — BENDER – Amy F. (Claar), 93, Lilly, passed away Dec. 19, 2011, at Altoona Regional Hospital. Born June 17, 1918, in Lilly, daughter of the late James Albert and Margaret (George) Claar. Preceded in death by loving husband, Emmett (Pete) Bender; infant son, James; twin granddaughters, Mary and Margaret Davies; grandson, Lucas Kristanc; sons-in-law, Lou Davies and Frank Kristanc; daughter-in-law, LeAnn Bender; and brothers and sisters. Devoted mother of Sylvia Davies, Lilly; Emmett, and wife, Anna Marie, Pittsburgh; Daniel R., and wife, Patsy, Pittsburgh; John, Lilly; Margaret (Peggy Barone), and husband, Sam, Hawaii; Mary Kristanc, Poland, Ohio; and David, and wife, Gina, Lilly. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Sister of Louella “Sis” Kaiser, Lewistown, Pa. Amy worked as a clerk in the post office for many years; was one of the original founders and members of Lilly-Washington Library; was a devoted member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Lilly; and was past president of WELCA. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Lilly, Pastor John J. Palko. Entombment, St. Francis Cemetery, Cresson. It is Amy’s request, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Roof Fund, 604 Cleveland St., Lilly, Pa. 15938.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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