SEDONA, ARIZ. — GORCHESKY – Benny J., a longtime Johnstown resident, died March 20, 2013, in Sedona, Ariz. Born March 29, 1923. He was a resident in Arizona since September 2012. Benny is survived by wife, Ethel Gorchesky (Voytko); and his children, Ellyn Chace, Hamilton, Va.; Larry Gorchesky, Cody, Wyo.; and Dr. Mark Gorchesky, Sedona, Ariz. Mr. Gorchesky has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was a highly decorated World War II veteran with the U.S. Air Force. A member of the famed 8th Air Force-303rd “Hell’s Angel’s” bomb group stationed in Molesworth, England. Benny flew 35 missions over enemy occupied Europe in a B-17. He was a retired Bethlehem Steel employee and a member of Johnstown Retired Men’s Club. Benny loved fishing, hunting, travel, picnics with family and Polka music. He was loved by many and will be missed by all that knew him. No Johnstown memorial service is planned as yet. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you donate to St. Theresa’s Church, West End, for a memorial Mass to be said in his honor. Wife, Ethel Gorchesky, resides at Sedona Winds-Assisted Living, No. 157, Sedona, Ariz. 86351.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 14, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
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