CRESSON — MERVA – Leo L., 82, Cresson, died April 8, 2013, at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. Born Dec. 5, 1930, in Cassandra, son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (Benjack) Merva. Preceded in death by three brothers. Survived by wife, Mary (Bowtell); children, Lee Merva (Karen), Cresson; Dawn Sallee (Larry), Fishers, Ind.; Melody Merva (Bob), Falling Waters, W.Va.; and Joseph Merva, Altoona; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Andrew, Portage. Also survived by his extended family at the VA Medical Center. He retired after 21 years of service with the U.S. Army, having served one tour of duty during the Korean War, and three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was last employed and retired from Frye’s Metal, Altoona. Member of Cresson American Legion, Post 238. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. David Roesch. Military graveside rites by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and other local veteran organizations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Fisher House Foundation in memory of Leo.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
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Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 14, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
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