PORTAGE — KIEL – Walter L. “Wally,” 90, Portage, passed away Feb. 16, 2013, at Maple Winds Care Center. Born June 2, 1922, in Conemaugh, the son of Harry and Johanna (Busch) Kiel. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Edgar, Paul, Robert and Thomas Kiel; and sisters, Florence Froggatt, Helen Fallecker and Margie Kiel. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Viola (Smardo) Kiel; sons, David Kiel, married to the former Sharon Yusko, Portage; Les Kiel, married to the former Margo Mastaler, Cresson; and Brian Kiel, married to the former DeAnna Dickey, Somerset. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Ashlee, and fiance, Todd Holsopple; Justin, and special friend, Mary Plunkett; and Walter Nicholas. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graduate of Portage Borough High School and Vale Tech of Blairsville. U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Retired train dispatcher from Conrail. He played football for the semi-pro Portage Bulldogs and served as coach. He also played with and coached Junior Legion baseball and coached St. Joseph’s grade school football. He was an avid Fan of Notre Dame and enjoyed hunting and fishing at the family camp in Clearfield. Lifelong active member of St. Joseph’s Church and secretary of People Helping People. Vi and Wally received the Ubi Caritas award. Friends received from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Father Walter Moll, celebrant. Committal, St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Wilmore. Military rites by Portage Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to People Helping People in care of St. Joseph’s Church, 509 Caldwell Ave., Portage.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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