EBENSBURG — BARTOLETTI – Louis Paul, 89, Ebensburg, passed away Nov. 10, 2013, at home. Born Nov. 16, 1923, in Revloc, son of the late Paul and Ottavina (Simoni) Bartoletti. Preceded in death by brothers, Illo, Geno and Irvin; and sister, Bruna Malcotti. Lou was extraordinarily proud of his family. Survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Jean Reese; and his children, Karen, Austin, Texas; Susan, wife of Tom Estep, Ebensburg; Louis P. Jr. “Chip,” Atlanta, Ga.; and Lisa, wife of Phil Shaw, Richmond, Va. Also survived by his grandchildren, Susan Bartoletti, Scott Estep (wife, Jamie, and children, Deklan and Ian); Bart Estep; Casey Estep; and Marina and Alana Bartoletti. Lou graduated from Ebensburg-Cambria High School, St. Francis College and received a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Lou was an outstanding high school athlete and won state javelin championships in 1941 and 1942. In World War II, he served as a machinist and gunners mate aboard LST 279 in the European Theater, where he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. His ship landed with the Canadian 3rd Division on Juno Beach. Employed by Central Cambria School District for 35 years, Lou served as a high school Spanish teacher and coach, grade school principal and curriculum coordinator. Longtime member of Ebensburg United Church of Christ (Congregational), where he served as a deacon, moderator and trustee, and was a member of the Ebensburg Borough Council for 21 years. He was an avid golfer and hunter. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Ebensburg United Church of Christ, Pastor Chuck Davis, officiating. The family will be at the church to greet friends prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lou’s memory may be made to Central Cambria Education Foundation, 208 Schoolhouse Road, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.
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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
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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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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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