PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — BROWN – Francis J. Sr., 72, Portage Township, passed away Feb. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 25, 1940, in Portage, son of George and Alice (Killinger) Brown. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, George, Leo and James. Survived by wife, Donna (Decort) Brown, Portage; and children, Roxanne, wife of Larry Shaffer, Summerhill; Francis “Peck” Brown, Portage; Roger Brown, and wife, Heidi, Northern Cambria; Brenda Rietscha, Portage; and Cheryl Ann, wife of John Birk, Lilly. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Brother of Jane Workman, West Virginia; Donald Brown and William Brown, both of Philadelphia; Mary Glessner, Lilly; Patricia Spalla, Northern Cambria; Kathleen Kukla, Cresson; JoAnn Casteel, Johnstown; Robert Brown, Portage; and David Brown, Ohio. A retired kitchen supervisor for the Cresson Center with more than 37 years of service. Frank was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Portage, Father Walter Moll, celebrant. Committal, St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery, Wilmore. Online condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com.
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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