CRESSON — HAMMOND – Bernard J. “Red,” 88, Cresson, died March 3, 2013, at Altoona Regional Hospital. Born March 20, 1924, in Sankertown, son of the late Edward and Mary (Kearns) Hammond. Preceded in death by brothers, James and Walter; sister, Alice Schnaubelt; and son-in-law, Dr. Chester Beres. Survived by wife, Helen (Eckenrode), whom he married Nov. 26, 1949, in Carrolltown; children, Bernard E. (Joan), Rochester, N.Y.; Thomas, Hollidaysburg; Dorothy Beres, Johnstown; and Helen Beyer (Christopher), Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Tim and Karrie Hammond; Mark, Bryan, Mike and Scott Hammond; and Chris, Lauren and Matt Beres; and eight great-grandchildren. Brother of Catherine Byrnes and Esther Spinner (George), all of Cresson. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Retired as a custom cabinet maker with Beiswenger Construction Co. Member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and American Legion, Post 238, both of Cresson. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where Legion of Mary will recite the rosary at 3 p.m., followed by vigil for the deceased. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Aloysius Church, the Very Rev. Father John D. Byrnes. Committal, church cemetery. Military graveside rites by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and other local veteran organizations.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
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Carole J. Berkebile
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William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
Robert J. Miller
MILLER – Robert J., 77, Marsteller, died Dec. 5, 2013, at home.
Belva M. (Henderson) Starkey
STARKEY – Belva M. (Henderson), RN, 60, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at EMH Regional Medical Center, in Avon, Ohio.
Isabel Cecelia Ferris Wolfe
WOLFE – Isabel Cecelia Ferris, 95, died Dec. 1, 2013.
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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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