UNIONTOWN — ORRIS – Barbara Louise “Sue” (Shriver), 61, South Union Township, Uniontown, Pa., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Born Sept. 4, 1951, in Hampton, Va., daughter of the late Margaret B. (Miller) Shriver, affectionately known as “Dopey.” Also preceded in death by Ralph and Emily Mellott, who raised her; her brother, William Armen “Bucky” Shriver; and her aunt, Pearl “Poots” Miller. Sue was raised in Johnstown and graduated from Westmont Hilltop in 1969. She resided in Uniontown for the past 37 years and was affiliated with the Covenant Baptist Church on Union Street. Sue enjoyed crocheting and plastic canvas crafts. She loved M&Ms, which she tried, in vain, to keep hidden from her children. She was known for her chocolate chip cookies, which were enjoyed by all and were a major attraction of every family event. Sue met her husband, Ron, at Westmont Baptist Church at a church event where Sue served Ron her famous chocolate chip cookies. They were married Aug. 11, 1973. Over the next nearly 40 years, she was a homemaker who taught her children to laugh, to bake, to behave and to honor God. She and Ron shared their love for Jesus, the author of their salvation, in whom they trust will once again unite them together with Him. “Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on when we shall be forever with the Lord. When disappointment, grief and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored. Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.” Sue is survived by her loving husband, Ronald L. Orris; her four children, Melody Collins, and husband, John, Uniontown; Andrew Orris, Lemont Furnace, Pa.; Tyler Orris, and wife, Leann, Uniontown; and Daniel Orris, Uniontown; her grandson, Marshall Collins, and her grandbaby due at the end of April; her cousins who were like sisters, Barbara (Mellott) Hunt, and husband, Charles “Butch,” Johnstown, and Dorothy “Sis” Mellott, and husband, Paul, McConnellsburg, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Linda Shriver, Johnstown; and her brother- in-law, Dewey Orris, and his wife, Linda “Sue,” Johnstown. Sue was an aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 W. Church St., Fairchance, Pa., where service will be held at 8 p.m., Pastor Dennis Cox and Pastor Mark Edwards officiating. Additional visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Westmont United Methodist Church, 1428 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, where service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Graveside committal following at Grandview Cemetery.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
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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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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