MADISON, VA. — VOLCHANSKY – George, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Madison, Va. He was born Jan. 12, 1926, son of Louis and Mary Volchansky of Conemaugh. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane Coates Volchansky; his son, Louis Robert Volchansky, and his wife, Sandra; and two grandchildren, Matthew Louis Volchansky and Caitlin Elizabeth Volchansky, Lorton, Va. He also is survived by brothers, Michael Volchansky, Manassas, Va., and Paul Volchansky, and wife, Lois, Albuquerque, N.M.; and three sisters, Virginia Ziner, and husband, Mike, Johnstown; Helen Guyan, and husband, Andy, Pensacola, Fla.; and Mary Ann Glass, and husband, Jack, Ashburn, Va.; and seven nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by brothers, John Volchansky and Charles Volchansky. George was a veteran of World War II and served in Patton’s Third Army. After discharge, he graduated in 1949 from James Madison University, then Madison College, and began a teaching career in Fairfax County. In 1958, he moved to Madison County where he taught school. He earned a master’s degree in 1962 and rose to become assistant superintendent of Madison County Public Schools. After retirement in 1981, he was appointed to the school board where he served for three terms. He then was elected to the Madison County Board of Supervisors where he served for two terms. George was an active member of Hebron Lutheran Church and a 50-year member of Linn Banks Lodge. His interests included travel, reading and history. Funeral service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Hebron Lutheran Church, 899 Blankenbaker Road, Madison, Va. 22727. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1009, Madison, Va. 22727 or to the Madison County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 868, Madison, Va. 22727.
Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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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.
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