NEW GERMANY — PENATZER– Ernest J., 84, New Germany, died peacefully at home Dec. 28, 2013, surrounded by loving family. Born Nov. 20, 1929, in Summerhill, son of John J. and Kathryn (Koch) Penatzer. Preceded in death by parents; infant son, Joseph; sisters, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Cline, Charlotte Kelly and Joanne Hillegas; and brothers, John Richard “Dick,” Raymond F. and Paul Penatzer. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Thelma (Patterson) Penatzer, whom he married Jan. 28, 1956; children, Jana, wife of William Peters, Pennsylvania Furnace; Terri, wife of Robert Feather, Windber; Timothy, married to Lori Deyarmin, Jeannette; Carol, wife of Donny Totten, Charlotte, N.C.; and Ronald, married to Traci Woodley, Saltsburg; grandchildren, Alyssa (Nathan), Caitlin (Michal), Joseph, Thomas, Kitty, George, Eden (Jon), Adria, Stephanie (Brandon), Jordan and Erika; great-grandchildren, Gabriela and Esme; brothers, Robert, married to Mary Lou Hoffman, Summerhill, and Martin, and wife, Erica, Mountain Ranch, Calif.; also numerous nieces, nephews and other beloved family and friends. Ernie attended South Fork High, was a 1947 graduate of Wilmore High School and studied at “Junior Pitt” Cypress Avenue Campus. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, having served four years active duty and four years with the 34th Infantry, Johnstown. He retired from Bestform Foundations after 41 years of service. A devout Catholic and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Germany. Lifetime member of the St. Michael American Legion Post 551, where he served as chaplain for 30 years. Past county commander, American Legion. Life member of Catholic War Veterans, Post 1103. Member of Summerhill Social Club and Wilmore Sportsmans and honorary member of Summerhill Borough Volunteer Fire Company. Served as vice-president of the Cambria County American Legion Fair Board and also served on the Forest Hills Municipal Sewer Authority. Ernie enjoyed sharing from his garden and was an avid deer, spring gobbler and raccoon hunter. His family will hold dear memories of a loving, kind and generous man who was full of life and always had a warm smile. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Father Leon Hont, OSB. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Germany. Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the scholarship fund at St. Michael American Legion Post 551, P.O. Box 335, St. Michael, Pa. 15951. www.dimondfuneralhome.com
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Albert Lynn Boring
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Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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