MARYLAND — LAIRD – Margaret (Crino), 89, a longtime resident of Johnstown, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Kline Hospice House, Maryland, where she stayed the last two days of her life. She was married to Robert R. Laird who preceded her in death seven weeks ago on Dec. 13, 2012, after 63 years of marriage. Her love showed through her giving of her time and compassion for others. She was well-known for her smile and laughter. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late Tony S. and Mary (Campo) Crino. She and her husband moved to New Market, Md., to be with their son in 2005. Mrs. Laird was employed by Bestform until her retirement. An active member of National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, Division 85, Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf and Johnstown Association of the Deaf. Longtime member of Central Deaf Senior Citizens and Western Pennsylvania Deaf Citizens. She also was involved with Mid-Week Ladies Circle and was one of the two remaining members of the Circle. Survived by her children, Eddy, New Market, Md.; Joan (Doug), Walkersville, Md.; and Herman, Allison Park, Pa.; and grandchildren, Matthew, Annalee, Marty and Ashley. Preceded in death by sisters, Catherine (Cappucci) and Josephine (Tilley); and brothers, Frank and Tony (Crino). Memorial service will be held sometime in the spring of 2013 in Johnstown. Because of her love for sewing and making crafts, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to New England Homes for the Deaf, “The Margaret (Crino) Laird Memorial Fund,” which will be used to purchase crafts supplies for activities with dementia residents, at 154-160 Water St., Danvers, Mass. 01923, or via its website at www.nehd.org.
- 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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