LAUGHLINTOWN — SCHROCK – Dr. Laura J., 85, Laughlintown, died early Friday morning, July 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Sept. 26, 1927, in Somerset, daughter of the late Guy and Ollie Puryear Schrock. Prior to her retirement in 1996, she had been a surgeon at Memorial Medical Center for more than 35 years. She was a graduate of the University of Alberta Medical College. Her residency was served at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh and her internship at Memorial Medical Center. Member of Beam’s Church, Gray, Pa.; Rolling Rock Club; and Cambria County Medical Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Guy and Robert Schrock. Survived by sister, Betty (James) Hatcher, Richmond, Va.; brother, Carl (Nancy) Schrock, Pittsburgh; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Private graveside service will be held Saturday, July 20, at St. Michael’s of the Valley Cemetery, the Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken, officiating. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in Dr. Schrock’s memory to Action for Animals, 386 Route 217, Latrobe, Pa. 15650. Dr. Schrock’s arrangements are being handled by J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., Ligonier. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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Evelyn J. Schultz
SCHULTZ – Evelyn J., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Harmony House Manor.
Janet M. (Adams) Riposo
RIPOSO – Janet M. (Adams), 80, Bethlen Home, Ligonier, formerly of Somerset Pike, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Latrobe Area Hospital.
Peggy A. Poling
POLING – Peggy A., 64, South Fork, died after a brave battle with cancer Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
KANIUK – Steve, 77, Central City, died Dec. 7, 2013.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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