SIDMAN — PLASAY – Mary M., 85, Sidman, died Jan. 5, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage. Born May 11, 1928, in South Fork, daughter of William and Marie (Burger) Diamond. Preceded in death by parents; husband, George E. Plasay, who died, March 15, 1981; infant sister, Anna Marie Diamond; sisters, Pauline Dalton, Alice Smith and Margaret Krestar; brother, William Diamond; and twin siblings, Geraldine Cummings and Gerald Diamond. Survived by twin sisters, Eileen Aanrud, Cottage Grove, Ore.; and Arleen Diamond, Sidman; and sister, Helen McClemens, Sidman; many wonderful nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; dear friend, Diane Mayes; and numerous other beloved family and friends. Mary was fond of nature and could often be found outdoors; feeding birds, fishing at a quiet lake, or in a berry patch picking fruit for jams and jellies. Member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael. At Mary’s request, there will be no viewing or visitation. Friends are invited to attend funeral Mass which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, by Father Charles F. Bodziak. Committal of urn, St. James Cemetery, South Fork. The family wishes to acknowledge with special thanks, the staff at Maple Winds Care Center for all their help and support. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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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.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 14, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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