GALLITZIN — MELHORN – Robert A., 87, Gallitzin, died Oct. 13, 2013, at his residence. Born Jan. 9, 1926, in Gallitzin, son of the late Ira and Madeline (Clossin) Melhorn. Preceded in death by grandson, Shane Vincent, on June 14, 1998; and brothers, William and Kenneth. Survived by his wife, the former Mary Smith, whom he married Dec. 18, 1954; children, Carol (Paul) Franjesevic, Niles, Ohio; Richard, River Falls, Wis.; and Susan (David) Vincent, Gallitzin; grandchildren, Billy (Rachel) Rickens, Jamie (Michael) Linger, Deena Vincent, Samantha (Randy) Ickes and Shelby Vincent; great-grandchildren, Courtney Linger, Kali Linger, Emily Linger, Natalie Linger, Megan Rickens, Ashley Rickens, James Rickens, Jacob Adams and Elizabeth Adams; and sisters and brother, June Bruce, Gallitzin; Patty (Ted) Dzielski, Glen Burnie, Md.; and James, South River, N.J. Bob enjoyed playing pinochle. Bob was an Army veteran of World War II. Life member of Gallitzin American Legion and a member of Ashville VFW, Chest Springs Senior Citizens and St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Albert Ledoux, celebrant. Committal, St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin, where vigil service will be held Tuesday. Military rites by Gallitzin American Legion and other local military organizations. The family suggest donations be made to Gallitzin Fire Company, P.O. Box 41, Gallitzin, Pa. 16641, or Gallitzin Area Ambulance Service, 110 Chestnut St., Gallitzin, Pa. 16641. (www.gibbonsfunerals.com)
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Albert Lynn Boring
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Richard C. Claycomb
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Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
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Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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