CENTRAL CITY — FERGUSON – Robert E., 69, Central City, passed away Jan. 12, 2014, after a long illness. Born Nov. 27, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Robert M. and Edna E. (Griffith) Ferguson. Preceded in death by parents and adoptive parents, Harold and Martha (Eastwood) Frazier. Survived by wife, Carol-Jo (Terry) Ferguson, who was the love of his life; children, Robert G. Ferguson, North Carolina; James E. Ferguson, Pittsburgh; Kathleen Parks, Virginia; Robert J. Ferguson, Virginia; Sean Chapman, Virginia; and Joseph, Kevin and Timothy Calverley, all of Central City; and grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas and Emily Ferguson; Jessee, Hannah and Cara Ferguson; Briana and Gabriele Chapman; and Tyler Calverley. Brother of John T. Mello, Virginia. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, having served as a Navy SEAL with 27 years of service, having been known as “Mad Dog.” While in the Navy, he also worked with NASA and the U.S. Air Force as a trainer. He was highly decorated. He served as a skipper in the Admirals CINC Fleet as a chief boatswain mate. He was stationed at the U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. After retiring from the service, he worked 15 years in building maintenance. He was very active in Scouting, having served as a Scout leader in T-P 303-351-370. His hobbies were Scouting, camping, hunting and fishing. He found peace in nature. He lived his life for God, family, duty and honor of his country. Fourth Degree member of and present Grand Knight for Light of Christ Council Knights of Columbus, Central City and Johnstown. Member of Central City American Legion. Friends received from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Sunshine Avenue, Central City, Father Joseph Maurizio, where military honors will be held following the funeral Mass. Bob was a true friend to anyone he came in contact with.
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.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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