BLUFFTON, OHIO — FOSTER – Beulah “Beah” May, 77, died Sept. 2, 2013, at Willow Ridge, Frieda House, Bluffton, Ohio, after an extended illness. Born Sept. 30, 1935, in Johnstown, to the late William “Ben” and Elizabeth “Violet” (Hagins) Goodman. On Nov. 11, 1958, she married the love of her life, Charles E. Foster, at Cooper Avenue United Methodist Church. On Sept. 7, 1989, they were divorced and she never remarried. Beah had many jobs in her life including X-ray technician at Lee Hospital, telephone operator, as well as a residential service worker with persons with developmental delays. In 2004, she retired from Cambria Residential Services due to an illness. In 1994, she went on an unforgettable missions trip to an orphanage in Timisoara, Russia. In 2008 she moved to Bluffton, Ohio, to be near her daughter and family. She was witty as well as friendly. She loved her children and grandchildren deeply. Even though she moved away, she always considered Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship her church. Beah was a great cook and love to make cakes for others. She enjoyed reading, word-search puzzles, time with her children and grandchildren, pink roses, vacations to North Carolina and good Chinese food. She was a 1954 graduate of Richland Township High School. Survivors include sons, John Foster, Cresson; and Michael (Vivian) Foster, Aromas, Calif.; daughter, Beth (James) Bish, Bluffton, Ohio; grandchildren, Ian Cameron, Lauren Bish and Emily Bish; brother, Jeff (Arlene) Goodman, Fort Pierce, Fla.; and sisters, Janet Ahlborn, Johnstown; Naomi Goodman, Madison, Ohio; Sarah (Jonathan) Sturgill, Painesville, Ohio; and Ellie Goodman, Jacksonville, N.C. Preceded in death by brothers, Tommy and Benny Goodman. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, Pastor Gary Tustin, officiating. Burial, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Lambs Christian Academy through Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship. Arrangements are by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
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Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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