EAST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP — GILLIN – Willa Jean, 87, East Taylor Township, went to be with her Lord Sept. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home. Born Sept. 16, 1925, in Johnstown, daughter of Fred A. Sr. and Minnie M. (Reighard) Agey. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Rev. Richard D. Gillin; three infant grandchildren; one infant great-grandson; brother, Fred Agey Jr.; and sister, Lorena Miller. Survived by her loving children, Cindy, wife of Robert Barclay, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Marsha, wife of Charles Smith, Johnstown; Andrea, wife of Barry Thompson, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Zane, married to the former Rose Alvarez, Goshen, Ind.; and Daria, wife of Frank Huber, Brick, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Gerry Agey, Johnstown; also numerous nieces and nephews. Willa Jean was a lifelong member of Conemaugh Church of the Brethren. She and her late husband, Richard, pastored many churches and were active in church organizations, including Western Pennsylvania Church of the Brethren Disaster Services. They participated in several projects in the United States helping areas that were hit by hurricanes, floods or tornadoes. Willa Jean enjoyed teaching in the Sunshine Club and children’s ministries. She will be remembered for her kind hospitality. Willa Jean welcomed people from many walks of life into her home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First St., Conemaugh, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Horrace “Butch” Derr, officiating. Interment, Headrick Union Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15909, or to New Day Ministries, 109 South St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901, in memory of Willa Jean. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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