WINDBER — DALLA VALLE – Margaret, laid down the burden of her years at the seasoned age of 93 on Aug. 29, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home. Born in Colver Nov. 25, 1919, the last of 12 children to Andrew and Anna (Bitsko) Kovach. Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, August J.; brothers, Andrew, Joseph, John, George, Michael, Steve and Tom; and sisters, Anna Kluk, Julia Kovach, Mary Wissinger and Elizabeth Purelli. Survived by her loving children, August R., married to the former Beverly Saylor, Everett; Lorraine, wife of Virgil R. Palumbo, Pittsburgh; and (Deacon) Joseph R., married to the former Anne Bietsch, Windber. She was the loving grandmother to Lynne Hainsey; Brenda Truax; Scott Dalla Valle; Virgil and Christopher Palumbo; Sarah Armenti; Deanna Sell; and J. Ryan Dalla Valle. She was the loving great-grandmother to Jake Hainsey; Sophie and Nick Truax; Dana, Tony and Jayna Palumbo; Nate and Trey Palumbo; Anna Marie and Dante Armenti; Hali and Ashton Sell; and Emma and Olivia Dalla Valle; and Marlaina Sell, to be born in December. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Longtime employee of Bestform and later Tru-Form Foundations, both in Windber. She was a great cook especially pierogi and potato salad. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a fun-loving woman with a bright and optimistic personality. Past member of Windber Senior Citizens and ILGWU. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Father George Gulash, presiding. (Everyone please meet at the church) Private committal at All Faiths Chapel and Mausoleum next to her husband. We will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. We, her children, would like to thank the staff at the Brethren Home for the excellent, loving care they extended to our mom. All of you were wonderful to her. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Church of the Brethren Home, activities fund, in our mother’s memory.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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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
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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.
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