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.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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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.
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