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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Gerald C. Hoover
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Clifford August Rummel
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Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
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