EBENSBURG — FINKLE – Joan (Numer), 82, Ebensburg, formerly of Huntingdon, died Nov. 5, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Oct. 16, 1930, in Huntingdon, daughter of the late Grant C. and Ethel W. (Young) Numer. The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by brother, Jack; and husband, Robert E. Finkle, whom she married in July of 1950 in Huntingdon. Survived by sons, Michael J. (Pam Gannon) Finkle and R. Scott (Brenda Howe) Finkle; and daughter, Rebecca A. (Charles) Koren. Joan was grandmother to Amy, Julie and Chrissy Koren, and Andrew and Kathleen Flanagan. Also survived by cousin and best friend, Mart Christopher; along with many special extended family members: Frank and Joe Koren, Mike and Mary Koren, Jane and Linda Numer and Penny Hurley, and so many others who loved her and will miss her very much. Joan graduated from Huntingdon High School in 1948. She worked for many years at Juniata College and eventually retired from the Department of Public Welfare in 1988. She then moved to Pittsburgh to become a full-time grandmother, angel and “Nan” for her three granddaughters, a job she embraced and fulfilled in the most wonderful way imagined. She moved to Ebensburg with the Koren family in 1990 and volunteered as a lunch lady for many years at Holy Name School. Nan gave inspiration and peace to all who came into her life. She was an especially good listener with a kind ear and word for all her friends and family. She enjoyed her bingo games, political discussions and yards sales with her family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Geno Bartoletti, officiating. Interment, Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. A devoted lover of all animals, Joan had a special love for Itsy, Casey, Dakin, Erin, Maggie, Mr. Fezziwig and Bryce. It was Nan’s wish to have donations in her memory sent to the Huntingdon or Cambria County Humane Society.
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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