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.
Edwin F. Post
POST – Edwin F., 96, Belmont, died March 11, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
CLARK – Rosemary, 70, Johnstown, died March 11, 2014, at her residence.
Dean J. Costlow
COSTLOW – Dean J., 56, Johnstown, died March 11, 2014, at his home.
Lorraine D. (O'Baker) Folton-Lape
FOLTON-LAPE – Lorraine D. (O’Baker), 88, Siemon’s Lakeview Manor, Somerset, formerly of Klines Mill Road, Boswell, went home to be with the Lord March 12, 2014, at the manor.
M. Avalene Evans
EVANS – M. Avalene, 85, Hyndman, died March 12, 2014.
Maynard J. Getz
GETZ – Maynard J. “Mainy,” 50, Davidsville, died March 12, 2014, at his residence.
Richard S. Maderia
MADERIA – Richard S. “Rich” “Hoss,” 52, Summerhill, passed away unexpectedly March 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jack V. Bittner
BITTNER – Jack V., 80, East Taylor Township, went to be with the Lord March 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Walter J. Nayda
NAYDA – Walter J., 86, Aiken, S.C., formally of Philadelphia; Millville, N.J.; Elmer, N.J.; Ivanhoe, N.C.; and Hereford, Ariz., passed away peacefully at home Friday, March 7, 2014.
Joseph Eddward Marko
MARKO – Joseph Edward Sr., 81, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at home.
Stephen J. Kline
KLINE – Stephen J., 48, Carrolltown, passed away March 11, 2014, at his home.
CAPARIMO – Margaret, 89, New Florence, passed away March 11, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana, Pa.
Bernard J. Stanko
STANKO – Bernard J., 87, Johnstown, died March 9, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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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.
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