NEW FLORENCE — SCANGA – Ben, 85, New Florence, died Nov. 24, 2012, at the Communities at Indian Haven Nursing Center. Born Dec. 9, 1926, in New Kensington, son of the late Frank and Eleanor (Magliocco) Scanga. Also preceded in death by these sisters and brother: Rose, Richard, Amelia and Jean. Survived by wife of 64 years, Rose (Stillwagon) Scanga; children, Christopher, New Florence; Michael, Indiana, Corinne Schwartz, Pittsburgh; David, Wesley Chapel, Fla.; Brian, Indianapolis, Ind.; Eric, Bel Air, Md.; Connie-Marie Puckett, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Cass Eiselman, Ernest; and Carol, Seward; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and these sisters and brothers: Jill, Robert, Emma, Carl, Evelyn and Ted. Ben was known for his Wildrose Farm and it’s “U-Pick-Strawberry.” He was an accomplished woodworker. Member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Seward. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 425 Bridge St., Seward, Father Robert Washko, officiating. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72202. (www.heifer.org) Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
- Today's Funerals March 8, 2014
- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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