EBENSBURG — McFADDEN – Frederick Joseph Jr., 94, Ebensburg, passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at home, with his family at his bedside. Born Aug. 23, 1919, in Philadelphia, son of the late Frederick Joseph Sr. and Dorothy (Reineke) McFadden. Preceded in death by his brother, Henry. Survived by wife of almost 67 years, Jean (Crock) McFadden; children, Virginia M. Gesell, and husband, Tom, State College; Frederick J. “Mick” McFadden III, and wife, Annette, Ebensburg; and Mary McFadden Boyle, and husband, Mark, Morgantown, W.Va.; grandchildren, Jeremiah Hyslop, Evergreen, Colo.; Dionne McFadden Persio (Kevin), Daphne McFadden Matlin (Ken), Frederick J. “Joe” McFadden IV (Tricia) and Amanda Morningstar, all of Ebensburg; Brienne Boyle Caranosos (Tommy), Gainesville, Fla.; and Ryan and Tyler Boyle, Morgantown, W.Va.; and great-grandchildren, Estella, Nova, Angelo, Camryn, Mitchell, Frederick J. “Joey” McFadden V, Tristan, Evia and Maia. Also survived by brothers, Charles McFadden, Atlanta, Ga.; and David McFadden, Summerfield, Fla. A lifelong native of Ebensburg, Fred attended Holy Name Grade School, Ebensburg-Cambria High School (Class of 1937) and attended St. Joseph College in Philadelphia, where he was a member of the college swim team. A World War II Army Air Corps veteran. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he and a buddy decided to enlist. Lines at the Navy recruiting office were too long, so they walked across the hall to the Army recruiting center where they signed up for training with the Army Aviation Cadets. He attended preflight schooling in Santa Anna, Calif., and then on to Roswell, N.M., for bombardier training. He was assigned to navigation school in Carlsbad, N.M., and served as a bombardier/navigator. He flew 54 missions out of Naples, Leone and Foggia, Italy. He was the recipient of the Air Medal, with five Oak Leaf Clusters, and American Theater and European-Africa-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with three Clusters with the 12th Air Force. Upon returning home in 1945, he met his future wife and was married to Jean on April 12, 1947. Fred was a successful businessman in the Ebensburg area. He established and was president and owner of Cambria Tractor and Equipment Co., Ebensburg. He had served as a former director at U.S. National Bank, Johnstown; U.S. Bancorp, Johnstown; past president of Ebensburg Chamber of Commerce; past chairman of U.S. National Bank Advisory Board; past chairman and member of Cambria County Planning Commission; past director of Northern Cambria Junior Achievement; and past director of Cambria County War Memorial Authority and Cambria County Blind Association. He was a lifelong member of Holy Name Church. An avid golfer, he held memberships at Ebensburg Country Club and Sunnehanna Country Club. He and his wife wintered in Naples, Fla., beginning in 1975. Fred would tell you that his family was the most important thing in his life. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Church. Entombment, Holy Name Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Holy Name Catholic School, 500 N. Julian St., Ebensburg, Pa. 15931, or to the charity of your choice. Special thanks are extended to Fred’s caregivers, Anna Mae Bracken, Home Nursing Agency, Home Health Hospice and Home Instead. Your care and compassion will long be remembered by all of us.
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STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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