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.
- Today's Funerals April 16, 2014
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
Robert W. Stephens
STEPHENS – Robert W., 70, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Anna J. Treimer
TREIMER – Anna J., 80, Moxham, passed away April 13, 2014.
Richard T. Weimer Jr.
WEIMER – Richard “Rick” T. Jr., 69, New Florence, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at home.
YAROSH – Anna, 89, Portage, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
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Roy Edgar Layman
LAYMAN – Roy Edgar, 98, Maple Winds/Autumn’s View, Portage, formerly of Palestine Road, Salix, passed peacefully to his reward on April 11, 2014.
Mary M. Ross
ROSS – Mrs. Mary M., 94, Church of the Brethren Home, formerly of Central City, went to be with the Lord April 12, 2014.
Ann H. Orris
ORRIS – Ann H., 72, Johnstown, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Deovaux Holdsworth Jr.
HOLDSWORTH – Deovaux “Joe” Jr., 75, Homer City, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Dean L. Fetzer
FETZER – Dean L., 91, Jackson Township, entered into a new life April 12, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Betty Louise (Stover) Westover
WESTOVER – Betty Louise (Stover), 85, Carrolltown, formerly of La Jose, died April 12, 2014, at Golden Living Center Haida, Hastings, with her children at her side.
Jeannette (Baker) Tavernini
TAVERNINI – Mrs. Jeannette (Baker), 75, Casselberry, Fla., formerly of Portage, entered into new life April 12, 2014, at home.
John J. Branas
BRANAS – John J., 67, Portage, passed away April 12, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Mary A. Liptak
LIPTAK – Mary A., 92, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Gaynelle A. Ivory
IVORY – Gaynelle A., 73, Hastings, died April 12, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
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