LAURELWOOD CARE CENTER — BLUCAS – Lavina Christine, 86, LaurelWood Care Center, formerly of Tire Hill, died May 12, 2013, at LaurelWood. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Somerset County, the daughter of Robert and Famie (Knox) Benson. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Walter J. Blucas Sr.; and these siblings: Theodore, Robert, Ann Hartman and Evelyn Marchesano. Survived by these children: Walter J. Jr., and wife, Beverlyann, Mobile, Ala.; Susan Babalonis, Johnstown; Christine, and husband, Ralph Lee, Monroe, N.C.; and Patrick and Margaret Blucas, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Blucas, Melissa Barlow, Michelle Maksymik, Heather and Adam Lee and Michaela Coons; and great-grandson, Luke Lee. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and St. John Gualbert Cathedral. She enjoyed bingo and going on bus trips to casinos with friends. Family will receive friends from 9:30 until time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Gualbert Cathedral in Johns- town, Father Crookston, celebrant. Committal, Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice in her memory. George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, is in charge of arrangements.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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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.
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