WILMINGTON, DEL. — STRAYER – James L., 88, died Sept. 16, 2013, at Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, Del. Born May 8, 1925, in Johnstown, son of the late Ken and Christianna Strayer. Jim was a graduate of Dale Borough High School, Class of 1943, and Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Okla. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps as an aviation machinist assigned to the F6F Hellcat fighter squadron on the island of Saipan. After the war, he worked pipeline construction in Massachusetts where he met and married, Marjorie Turner of Lee, Mass. Upon returning to Johnstown in the mid-1950’s, he and his brother, Richard, took over ownership of Skateland Roller Rink from their father, where he worked until he retired in 1998. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Oakland VFD, and the East-Hills Business Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Molly Strayer, Elkton, Md.; granddaughter, Kelly, and her husband, Nathan Puza, Germantown, Md.; and grandson, Tony Strayer, Washington, D.C. Jim was a hard-working, talented man who was just as happy at building his own home as he was at fixing roller skates. He loved to tell jokes and stories, and was always willing to talk to anyone who needed a shoulder to lean on. Family and friends received at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Del., with funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Interment, Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear, Del., at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the James L. Strayer Memorial Fund, c/o The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or online at http://act.alz.org/goto/James_L_Strayer_Memorial_Fund. Skateland was a place that touched so many lives. Thanks Dad for providing a place where so many had so much fun. We love you and will miss you.
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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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
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Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
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Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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