LAWRENCE, PA. — HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie, where she had resided since August 2011. Born in Windber, daughter of the late Alonzo H. and Ida E. (Berkey) Weaver. Esther graduated from Windber High School in 1939. During World War II, she was employed as an operator at General Telephone Co., Somerset. On Dec. 21, 1946, she married the late Ernest R. Hyde of Manns Choice. They settled in the Erie area, where they remained during their 58-year marriage. Esther worked for General Electric Co., Erie, before becoming a full-time homemaker and mother. A longtime member of Lawrence Park United Methodist Church, she enjoyed church activities, gardening and sewing. In addition to her parents and husband, Esther was preceded in death by siblings, Emory, Elgin and Leland Weaver; Hope Carroll; and Hilda Shaffer, all of whom had resided in the Windber area, Zelda Morgart, resided in Somerset; and Herschel Weaver, resided in Arlington, Va. Survived by daughters, Carolyn (Gary) McCartney, Edinboro; and Barbara (James) Gray, Valdosta, Ga.; grandchildren, Zachary (Leah) McCartney, Erie; and Shannon (McCartney) Clark, New Castle; great-granddaughters, Annelise and Kylene Clark; sister-in-law, Betty Hyde, Harrisburg, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews, and their children. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie. Further visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Berkey Church of the Brethren, Windber. Interment will follow at Dry Ridge Cemetery, Manns Choice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org; March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.com; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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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.
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