JOHNSTOWN — WAVREK – Cletus B., 93, Johnstown, died Aug. 29, 2013, at LaurelWood Nursing Care Center. Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Johnstown, son of the late John and Veronica (Nagy) Wavrek. Also preceded in death by wife, Patricia E. (Coyle); daughter, Rebecca; siblings, Helen Whittemore, Andrew Vanglarick and Elizabeth Wavrek; and brother-in-law, James Coyle. Survived by sons, Skip (Julie Myers), Richland; and Scott (Anita Lang), Altoona; grandson, Scotty Wavrek; numerous nieces and nephews; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Rose Coyle, William (Sissy) Coyle, Richard (Joan) Coyle and Rita (Calvin) Beltz. Also survived by fiancee, Patricia Croyle, who for many years was his friend, confidante and nurse. Clete was active in the lives of Pat’s children, Bruce Croyle (deceased), Susan (Richard) Goshert, Pamela (Wayne) Shroyer, Steven (Claudine) Croyle and Jennifer (David) Gindlesperger; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Lauren, Maria, Kelsie, Hannah, Nathan, Michael, Brandon and Mark. He was a World War II Army veteran, and retired from Hiram Swank Refractories. Member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Friends received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, Father Francis Balastino. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, with military rites by The Pennsylvania Military Funeral Honors, Army National Guard. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
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Homer E. Hillegas
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Florence R. Homer
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Ronald Glenn Lester
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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
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Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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Ray H. Clites
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Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
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Charles M. Lambert
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Betty L. Lydic
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Stella A. Ponchek
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