CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NUNEMAKER – Gerri (Geraldine) Marie (Lynch), 85, a recent resident of The Laurels in Highland Creek, Charlotte, N.C., a longtime former resident of Arbutus Park Manor, Johnstown, and originally from Oil City, Pa., peacefully returned home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville, N.C., surrounded by loved ones. Born Dec. 21, 1927, the youngest daughter and middle child of the late (World War I veteran) Jeremiah Michael and the late Mabel Matilda (Hewitt) Lynch of Oil City, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Michael E. Nunemaker, Alta Loma, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Evelyn Rose (DeMuro) Lacey, Charlotte, N.C.; husband, Chaplain (Colonel) (Retired, Army of the United States) Harold E. Nunemaker, Van, Pa.; sister and sister’s husband, Margaret “Peg” (Lynch) and William Owens, Kenosha, Wis.; brother and brother’s former wife, Jim and Marge Lynch, Cranberry, Pa.; brother-in-law, Claire (Corky) Nunemaker, Columbus, Ind.; and sister-in-law and sister-in-law’s husband, Dolores “Dee” (Nunemaker) and Richard Frederick, Easton, Pa. Survived by daughters, Pat (Mark) Arndt, Harrisburg, N.C.; Debbie Krumenacker, Richmond, Va.; and Nancy (Ron) DeMuro, Charlotte, N.C.; son, Hans (Adriana) Nunemaker, Laredo, Texas; daughter-in-law, Carol (Mike) Nunemaker, Alta Loma, Calif.; goddaughter, Gretchen (Ken) Wagner, Hermitage, Pa.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces, other family and countless friends. Gerri was a devoted mother and a true American patriot, having moved her family around the world numerous times at the whim of the U.S. Army, and having endured her husband and both sons seeing combat in four different wars during four different decades. Gerri was known by her remarkable charisma, unflappable “Irish” humor, unbelievable strength of character, friendly and outgoing nature, extreme generosity and unshakable faith in God. Gerri loved music and was the consummate dancer and a frustrated drummer, her hands and feet always searching for a beat, and always finding a song appropriate for the moment. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at McEwen Funeral Service Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28227, 704-545-4864. Interment, Grove Hill Cemetery in Oil City, Pa., in the future. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Arbutus Park Manor by visiting the following website: http://arbutusparkmanor.com/make_a_donation.html.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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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.
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