ARCH ROCK — BURKETT – Terry L., 65, Arch Rock, passed away at his home Jan. 17, 2013, son of Mildred Burkett, South Fork, and the late Ronald Burkett. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Dennis Burkett, Kentucky. He graduated from the former Triangle Area High School, now known as Forest Hills High School. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and retired as a science teacher in the Juniata County School district with 35 years of service. Terry was a member of JCEA and a lifetime member of PSEA and NEA. He also was a charter member of JCEA’s Relay for Life team. In addition to teaching for the Juniata County School District, Terry taught computer courses for Penn State’s Elderhostel program. He was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Licking Creek, and an active member of their church choir. Terry also enjoyed singing with The Boyz, a Juniata County teachers singing group. Terry was a social member of the Crawford-Brubaker Post of the VFW, the Tuscarora Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, where he was a longtime committee member and sponsor, a member of the Mifflin County Dog Training Club and an avid Penn State and Steelers football fan. Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed all of nature’s beauty and the outdoor world. From an early age, he enjoyed fishing with his father and hunting. Later in life he pursued hobbies: Including beekeeping, orchid growing, ornithology (he was especially interested in eagle watching) and anything involving dogs. He was devoted to his friends and will always be remembered as a generous person. A plaque in memory of Terry will be installed at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Ministries Comfort Dog Fund, 333 W. Lake St., Addison, Ill. 60101 or call the LCC offices at (866) 455-6455. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with Pastor Chris Mathiason, officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Online condolences may be offered at www.hoenstinefuneralhome.com.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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