HOLLSOPPLE — GRESS – Elva H., 86, Hollsopple, died Oct. 30, 2012, at Laurel View Village. Born Aug. 25, 1926, in Meyersdale, daughter of the late Nannie Murray Beal. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. William W. Gress; brothers, Kyle and Robert (Bob) Hare; and sister, Alma Andrews. Survived by sons, John W., Hollsopple; William P., York; Robert E., Pequea; and David G., Hollsopple; and daughters, Carolyn G. Schumann, and husband, Mark A.; and Ambler and Barbara L. Gress, Collegeville. Also survived by grandchildren, Bill, Adam, Courtney, Kyle, Mike, Annelise, Margarette, D.J., Caitlin (husband, Chris), Alaina, Jenna, Melissa (husband, Chris), Lauren and Krista; great-grandchildren, Kiley, Jaiden and Lily; and sister, Joyce R. Bolden, Connellsville. Elva graduated as valedictorian of Meyersdale High School and was a graduate of Conemaugh Valley Memorial School of Nursing. She was the school nurse at Meyersdale High School and was general manager of Gress Medical Associates, Davidsville. Member and past president of Memorial Hospital Women’s auxiliary, and a member of Johnstown Garden Club and Sunnehanna Country Club. She also was a master bridge player and enjoyed golf, ballroom dancing, horseback riding, skiing, snorkeling, traveling, singing and crossword puzzles. She especially enjoyed playing UNO, going to the beach and baking with her grandchildren. Elva was a charter member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Angelo Patti. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville. Entombment, St. Joseph Mausoleum. “In life, Elva was a strong, vibrant and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had a compassionate, kind and appreciative heart. She loved and protected her family until the end. Her spirit is now free, and is at peace with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Saviour. The memory of her smile and the kindness of her heart will always be with her loving family. The family also would like to thank the staff of Laurel View Village and Windber Hospice for their loving care and support.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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