LILLY — BEICHNER – Elsie E., 98, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1914, in Lilly, daughter of Edward and Catherine (Leap) Brown. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Francis A. Beichner; daughter, Mary Ann Stevons; brothers, Michael, Herbert and William; and sisters, Helen Smith, Ann Melley and Florence Snowden. Survived by daughters, Carolyn Rae (Michael) Flynn, Johnstown; Joan Criste, (Robert Morig), Coronado, Calif.; Catherine (Thomas) Hite, Altoona; Dorothy Jean (Edward) Heinrichs, Greensburg; E. Florence (Richard) DeRiso, Pittsburgh; and Margaret (Scott) Eberhart, Cresson. Also survived by son-in-law, Eugene Stevons; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Sister of Dorothy Hite, Johnstown. At Elsie’s request, there will be no public visitation, but friends and family are invited to attend funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church, Main Street, Lilly, the Rev. Monsignor John R. Sasway, celebrant. Reception will follow after the Mass in the church hall. Committal, St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Lilly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church, Lilly, or Laurel View Village Caring Fund, Davidsville, Pa. 15928. The Beichner family is being served by Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage.
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
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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- District Deaths April 16, 2014
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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