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 Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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