BEDFORD — BROWN – Ruth Virginia, 88, South Juliana Street, Bedford, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Bedford Colonial Courtyard. Born Sept. 25, 1924, in Wilmore, daughter of the late Victor and Alberta (Smith) Beyer. On June 26, 1946, she married Edward J. Brown, who preceded her in death on May 5, 2010. Survived by the following family: son, Richard L. Brown, San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Linda M., wife of James R. Sproat, Raleigh, N.C.;, daughter, Joanne L., wife of Raymond M. Lyons, Sarasota, Fla.; son, James A. Brown, married to the former Beverly Ake, Osterburg; son, Edward J. Brown Jr., married to the former Theresa Harvey, Muncy; son, John J. Brown, married to the former Sandra Masterson, Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Father Leroy Beyer, New Germany; sisters, Helen Brown, and husband, Irvan, Coudersport; Loraine Beyer; and Ida May Spaid, widow of Sarge Spaid, both of Portage; and Alma, and husband, Michael Rounds, Denver, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph; sister, Dorothy Trimble-Urich; brother, Russell Beyer; and granddaughter, Julia Brown. Ruth was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, where she served as Eucharistic minister and was a member of the ladies guild. She received her bachelor’s and master’s of education degrees from Penn State University, and taught for the Bedford School Area District, Harrison-Manns Choice Elementary and Bedford Middle School. She was a member of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), having served as membership chairperson and newsletter editor for many years; Penn State Alumni Association; Phi Delta Kappa; American Legion auxiliary; Bedford Grange; and Wally Byam Airsteam Caravan Club. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Bedford, Father Richard Tomkosky, celebrant. Burial, St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford, with vigil for the deceased at 2 p.m. Our online guest book is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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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.
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