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.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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