SIPESVILLE — THIEL – Clifford E., 92, formerly of Sipesville, died May 14, 2013, at The Patriot. Born Dec. 22, 1920, in Jennerstown, son of Charles C. and Agnes S. (Allen) Thiel. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, the former Dorothy Deist, on Nov. 25, 1949; second wife, the former Grace M. Shockey, on May 31, 2007; sisters, Lillie, Sarah, Florence and Elizabeth; and brothers, John, Lewis and Irvin. Survived by daughter, Linda M., married to Terry Surgoine, Gray; son Roy I., married to Mary Funk, Rowlesburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Donald (Kim) Messer, Mildred (Jon) Gansor, Tressa (Don) Moats, Eugene (Tammy) Thiel and Sandra Thiel. Also survived by 14 great-grandchildren. Member of Christ Casebeer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Somerset Pike, and lifetime member of the DAV. Army veteran of World War II. Artificial inseminator for Curtis Breeding Service and Select Sires for many years. He enjoyed raising sweet apples in his own orchard. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Pastor Dennis L. Doebler, officiating. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laughlintown. Memorials to Christ Casebeer Church, 10377 Somerset Pike, Somerset, Pa. 15501, would be appreciated. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.
- District Deaths April 23, 2014
Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
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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