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.
Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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