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 July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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