WINDBER — GORDON – Brenda J. (Custer), 63, Windber, formerly of Richland, passed away April 16, 2013, at Windber Hospice after an eight-year courageous battle with breast cancer. Born Dec. 12, 1949, in Johnstown, daughter of the late J. Heil and Margaret M. (Leffler) Custer. Also preceded in death by sister, Dawn Warnert; and brother, James H. Custer. Survived by husband, David W. Gordon; daughters, Joy (Scott) Will, Ligonier; Dana (Kristopher) Newcomer, Central City; Sally (Chad) Bunk, Windber; and Kristy (Jeffery) Richardson, Central City; grandchildren, Meghan (William) Menke; Madison, Ethan and Emily Will; Justin (Taylor) Newcomer; Jacob Puglia; Danielle and Krysta Newcomer; Breanna Gordon; Trenten and Jocelyn Bunk; and Joseph and Zakery Richardson; great-grandson, Nikolas Smith; and sisters, Barbara (Don) Zimmer and Kathy McClane; also best friend of 58 years, Linda L. Cairns. A 1968 graduate of Richland High School and GJCTC LPN program. Formerly employed by Bestform JDC and Arbutus Manor, where Brenda greatly cared for the patients in the Crossroads Unit. She was an avid reader who enjoyed her children and grandchildren. In recent years, she enjoyed camping at Hillegass Campground. Family and friends received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where service will be held at 5 p.m. Private interment. Family suggests donations to Windber Hospice or Windber Hospital ER Expansion Project, 600 Somerset Ave. Windber, Pa. 15963, in memory of Brenda. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com
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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.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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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.
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