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.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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