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.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
- Today's Funerals March 8, 2014
- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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