ALTOONA — HEISS – Francis Xavier “Frank,” died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at James E. Van Zandt Medical Center, Altoona. He was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Duncansville, son of the late Paul and Caroline (Brunner) Heiss. He was preceded in death by his only daughter, Shirley Jean Anderson, in 2007, and is the last surviving of 13 children. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rita A. Willebran; son-in-law, John “Jay” Anderson, Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Keith (Megan) and Timothy (Brooke); and great- grandchildren, Carys, Cormac, Bennett, Stewart and Mazzie. Mr. Heiss proudly served his country in World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters as a decorated member of the 911 Field Artillery Battalion. He retired in 1987 from Berwind-White Railway Repair in Hollidaysburg, but enjoyed a full second career as the owner/operator of Heiss Power Equipment Sales and Repair in Munster for 24 years. Mr. Heiss was a member of the Cresson and Gallitzin American Legion posts and the Sankertown VFW. He also was a member and past president of the Cresson Lions Club and St. Michaels Men’s Club. He was a dedicated and active member of Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Loretto. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, the Rev. Msgr. Timothy Swope, celebrant. Committal, church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Parish, Loretto, in Frank’s memory. Military rites by Sankertown VFW, Cresson and Gallitzin American Legion posts and other local military organizations.
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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