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.
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
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.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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