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.
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.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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