HOLLSOPPLE — BLOUGH – John A., 80, Speigle Road, Hollsopple, died July 10, 2013, on the family Century Farm where he was born, after a three-year battle with cancer. Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Hollsopple, son of Martin V. and Adda Burle (Yoder) Blough. Preceded in death by parents; grandson, Johnny Blough; sister, Genevieve “Dolly” Blough; brother, Vernon, and wife, Betty (Gastiger) Blough; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, John E. and Rose E. Eash. Survived by loving wife of nearly 57 years, Arbutus “Boots” (Eash) Blough; children, Diane, married to Thomas Bridge, Hollsopple; Martin "Mood” Blough, married to Beverly (Speicher), Hollsopple; Melissa, married to Steve Siracusa, Lancaster, Calif.; and Amanda Safko, and fiance, Douglas Garman, Jerome; foster son, Joseph Sarver, married to Karen (Coughenour), and his family, Boswell; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane, married to William Moss, Hollsopple; and Norma, married to Carl Fisher; and Grace, married to Vance Sloan, both of Boswell; brother, James Blough, Hollsopple; brothers-in-law, the Rev. John Eash, married to Wilma (Berkey), Hollsopple; and Laurence Eash, married to Bernice (Hershberger), York; and sister-in-law, Dr. Violette C. Eash, Huntington, W.Va. Member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 5 for 45 years. Retired from Church and Murdock Electric, Johnstown, in 1995. He served during the Korean War in the 82nd Airborne from 1954 to 1956. Member of Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, where he held various positions of leadership. He was attending Hooversville Church of the Brethren. Also a member and past president of Conemaugh Township Area Historical Society. In 1977-1978, he was a brethren service volunteer in Guatemala. Together with his wife, served as Western Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren Mission Coordinator for more than 20 years working with The Emanuel Children’s Home and Project Global Village in Honduras. He led Sunday morning worship services at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor, Somerset, for 30 years. Since 1998, he served as executive director of International Christian Aid, an agency raising funds to help needy children, their families and communities in Third World countries, as well as providing material aid to the projects in Honduras. John was as a union electrician but a jack of all trades and especially enjoyed maintaining and operating the family farm. Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville. Viewing also will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Eash, the Rev. Guy Myers and the Rev. Paul Hamilton, presiding. Interment, Maple Spring Cemetery. Donations in John’s memory may be sent to International Christian Aid, P.O. Box 395, Jerome, Pa. 15937, or In Touch Hospice House, 1474 N. Center Ave., Somerset, Pa. 15501. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.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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