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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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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