ARMAGH — DRAKSLER – Lois Margaret, 81, Armagh, passed away June 25, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 14, 1932, in Indianapolis, Ind., daughter of the late Rev. G.S. and Mattie Kahl Sutton. Also preceded in death by infant son, Troy Jacob; sisters, Martha St. John and Mildred Woolery; and brother, Jack Sutton. Survived by husband of 51 years, George; sister, Mary Lee Wesner, Indianapolis; daughters, Theresa Grove, and husband, John, Homer City; Christine Abramo, and husband, Peter, Wooster, Ohio; Deborah Black, Homer City; and Julie Draksler, Reno, Nev.; son, Pete, and wife, Toni, Seward; grandchildren, Isaac Grove; Torrie, Kaylie, Annie and Jacob Abramo; Brett, Brad and Allyssa Black; and Laken and Jaden Draksler. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, and she had attended several local churches throughout her life in keeping with her Christian faith. She was formerly employed as a claims payor for New York Life Insurance Co. and as a medical secretary for Dr. Heller, who made the first heart transplant in the United States. By request of the family, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 3, at Strongstown United Methodist Church, Pastor John Hickman, officiating. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 14, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
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