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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Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
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Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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John E. Schuster
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CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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