HOLLSOPPLE — BERKEBILE– Robert G., 67, Hollsopple, died Feb. 25, 2012, at home. Born Aug. 3, 1944, in Blough, son of the late Harold and Nettie (Housel) Berkebile. Preceded in death by brothers, Kimmel and Melvin. Survived by wife, Joyce M. (Cortese) Berkebile; these children: Tyler D., Hollsopple; Robert G., Westchester, Pa.; and Laura L. Drenner, Johnstown; and grandchildren, Kyle and Dillon Drenner and Alayna and Aleah Berkebile. Brother of Reba Atwell, Brookville, Fla.; Betty Inscho, Bedford; Mervin, Johnstown; Jean Bogia, Perrysville, Md.; Donald, Hollsopple; Ellis, Windber; Gary, Accident Md.; and Dawna Berkebile, Hollsopple. Also survived by special friends, Christopher and Rosie Cortese, and their daughter, Kylie, and an uncle, Julius Cortese. Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed gardening, raising cattle, hunting and restoring tractors. He was a policeman and detective for the Conemaugh Township Police Department in Somerset County for 13 years and also worked as a electronic technician for MEI and DataLan. Robert was a member of the Benscreek Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Benscreek Kingdom Hall, brother John DeSantis officiating. Arrangements in charge of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., “exclusive provider of veterans and family memorial care.” Condolences can be sent to www.hindmanfuneralhomes.com.
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John R. Franko Jr.
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Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
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Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
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Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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