DAVIDSVILLE — PICKENS – Edith Jane, 91, Laurel View Village, Davidsville, formerly of Kings Highway, Altoona, died Thursday morning, March 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 4, 1922, in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry L. and Elizabeth M. “Bessie” (Saylor) Haigh. She married Dorsey Bernon Pickens Nov. 24, 1945, in Altoona. He preceded her in death March 6, 2000. Surviving are granddaughters, Jamie Kathryn Flick, Friendswood, Texas, formerly of Johnstown; and Emily Kasprzyk, San Francisco, Calif.; great-grandsons, Kyle, Ryan and Bryce Flick; daughter-in-law, Kristen Kasprzyk, Johnstown; and cousins, Amy Perchy, Todd Coleman and Lois Cliber. Preceded in death by son, Bernon LeRoy Pickens; and brothers, John, George, Clifton and James Haigh. Mrs. Pickens was a member of the former Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, Altoona. She was a 1940 graduate of Altoona High School. Jane was active in the church and mission school. She was an avid reader and also was a volunteer for Contact Altoona and her local homemakers group. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles L. Baughman officiating. Interment, Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona, Pa. 16601.
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ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
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.
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