WESTMONT — WARD – Myrtle Hahn, 85, Westmont, passed away June 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born Oct. 8, 1927, in Pittsburgh, daughter of Aiden Emmet and Constance (Griffin) Hatton. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Hahn, who died in 1967; husband, Maurice A. Ward, who died in 2002; sisters, Constance Blair and Aidana Hatton, Sister of Mercy; and granddaughter, Sally Plummer. Survived by children, Aidana Hahn Mazzocco; Gretchen Hahn Plummer; John Hahn; Mary Beth Hahn; Thomas Plummer; and Carol Hahn; children of Maurice A. and Barbara Ward, Jane Austin, Rebecca Risbon, Michelle Baltzley and Maurice Ward; sister, Marianne Lane; brother, Aiden Hatton Jr.; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews who knew her for the special person that she truly was. Mrs. Ward had a deep faith and led by example. As director of religious education at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, she inspired her students to place God at the center of their lives. Her warm spirit and joy of life will always be cherished by those who love her. Family and friends will meet for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly, celebrant. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., is providing funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
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 13, 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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