LILLY — KAWTOWSKI – Edward J., Lilly, died Dec. 26, 2012, at home. Born Jan. 9, 1924, in Lilly, son of the late Frank and Frances (Urbaczewski) Kwiatkowski. Preceded in death by wife, Catherine (Gides) Kawtoski, on Oct. 11, 1969; son, Edward J. Jr., on Dec. 23, 2002; brothers, Walter, Stanley and Frank; and sisters, Theresa Yingling, Veronica O’Cilka, Stella Barnish and Freda Repko. Survived by children, Francis (Susan), Center Valley; Thomas, Easton; Mary (Lou) Divido, Johnstown; Catherine (James) Reifer, Charlestown, W.Va.; Susan (Michael) Washko, Pottsville; and Richard, at home. He will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Tiffany (Christopher) Kawtoski-Bjelkstam, Lindsay (Steve) Ilyes, Amanda and Angela Kawtoski, Dr. Jessica (Jason) Hildabrand and Catherine and Alexis Washko; great-grandchildren, Harley Rose Bjelkstam, Shane and Joel Ilyes and Edward Joseph “E.J.”; daughter-in-law, Deborah Kawtoski; sister, Genevieve (James) George; and brother-in-law, Joseph Barnish; also sisters-in-law, Dorothy Zura and Teresa McVicker. Devoted father and grandfather, Army veteran and POW of World War II, he was captured at the Battle of the Bulge. He began working in local coal mining and retired as an agent with the American General Life Insurance Co. Ed was an avid golfer and bowler, and loved his Pirates and Steelers and playing Industrial League Baseball in his younger days. Member of American Legion and one-time member of Sokols and Lilly VFW. Also a member of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, St. Ann’s Council. Ed participated in the VA Golden Age Senior Olympic Games and volunteered at the VA Hospital and Home. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly, where vigil for the deceased will be held Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Chapel, Lilly, the Rev. Monsignor John R. Sasway, celebrant. Committal, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, with military graveside rites by Lilly American Legion and Lilly VFW. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of Columbus or Disabled American Veterans.
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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.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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