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.
Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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Evelyn J. Schultz
SCHULTZ – Evelyn J., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Harmony House Manor.
Janet M. (Adams) Riposo
RIPOSO – Janet M. (Adams), 80, Bethlen Home, Ligonier, formerly of Somerset Pike, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Latrobe Area Hospital.
Peggy A. Poling
POLING – Peggy A., 64, South Fork, died after a brave battle with cancer Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
KANIUK – Steve, 77, Central City, died Dec. 7, 2013.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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