SIDMAN — SMITH – Raymond Christopher “Grun” and “Groundhog,” 53, Sidman, died suddenly Sept. 8, 2013, at home. Born Jan. 11, 1960, in Johnstown, the beloved son of George William and Mary Jane (Fuzie) Smith. Preceded in death by his mother, who died Dec. 5, 1996; and numerous aunts and uncles. Survived by his loving father, Bill, Sidman; sister, Shirley Louise, wife of Robert D. Carl, Dunlo; and brother, William “B.J.” Smith, and wife, Joan (Ferrier), Sidman. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Mary Jane (Carl), wife of Edward Sherman; Irene Carl; Robert W. Carl; and Brett J. Smith, Esq.; special nephew, Christopher E. Smith; and great-nephew, Daniel R. Moore. In July of 1969, Chris was severely injured after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle. After numerous surgeries and extensive rehabilitation, and through the hard work of his parents and siblings, Chris regained the ability to walk and talk. He graduated from Forest Hills High School, Class of 1978. He loved to go to Sheetz for coffee and scratch-off lottery tickets. He had a great sense of humor that brought joy to the lives of the many people who knew him. Our family wishes to give special thanks to the staff of the Sheetz in Sidman for the care and attention they showed Chris for many years. Although he will be sorely missed, we know Chris is happy to be reunited with his mom. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday afternoon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, by Father Charles F. Bodziak. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Germany. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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Georgia R. Brown
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John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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