WINDBER — NATTA – Ralph, 70, Windber, died June 27, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 4, 1942, in Windber, son of the late Joseph and Mayme (Shaffer) Natta. Also preceded in death by infant sister, Mary; and sister, Anna Fetzer. Survived by son, Ralph, and special friend, Becky Heggi; and daughter, Robin Knappenberger, both of Windber. Grandfather to Aryka and Hannah Knappenberger. Brother of John, and wife, Janet; Joe, and wife, Hilda; and Thomas (Debbie), all of Johnstown; Nick, and special friend, Pat, Windber; Nancy, wife of Dan Varner, Ohio; Rich, and wife, Cathy, South Fork; and Barbara Natta, Michigan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends. Ralph was a member of Slovak Club, LOOM, American Legion, VFW and Polish Falcons, all of Windber. Former bartender at Zeigler’s. Navy veteran. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Father Adrian, TOR, celebrant, followed by military rites at church. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family. The family would like to express their appreciation to 10th floor Rose-Ashman, and the palliative care unit of Memorial Medical Center for their care and concern during Ralph’s illness.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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