NEW FLORENCE — ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Born April 30, 1930, son of the late Joseph W. Robey Sr. and Annie L. (Messick) of Pomfret, Md. The beloved husband of Patricia Ann “Patsy” (Johnson). He grew up working his father’s tobacco farm and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1947. As the city of Alexandria, Va., Police Department Training Officer, he had the responsibility of training all incoming cadets and was later employed with the U.S. Federal Marshall Service as a court room officer in Alexandria, Va., and Pittsburgh. He was an avid marksman and competed with for the city of Alexandria Police Department Pistol Team, achieving an expert ranking. He was an enthusiastic bowler, boater and fisherman and loved the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, Mary Janice (Grant), Gwendolyn A. Robey and Dalton N. Robey; and nephew, Michael D. Secrist. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Joseph is survived by the love of his life, “Patsy”; children, Cynthia A. Wassenberg, and husband, John J., Sterling, Va.; Patricia T. Swank, and fiance, Ted Grohal, Johnstown; David B. Robey, Woodbridge, Va.; and Joseph V. Robey, and friend, Francis Smith, Portsmouth, Va.; MaryAlice M. Conrad, and husband, Ronald, New Florence; and Kevin Jacobs, and wife, Kimberly, Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Jessica L. Lawson, and friend, Cory Nihoff, Johnstown; Klayton B. Hawkins, New Florence; Stephen A. Robey, Chesapeake, Va.; Lauren Cefaretti, and husband, Ryan, Pasadena, Md.; Alexandra E. Wassenberg, Sterling, Va.; Devon A. Robey, Fairfax, Va.; Charla M. Conrad, New Florence; and Cybil Swank and David J. Swank, Derry; and great-grandchildren, Austin D., Joshua W. and Kaleigh A. Lawson; Cash A. and Ava M. Hawkins; and Samantha Swank. Also survived by sister, Marilynn JoAnne Robey, Elm City, N.C.; as well as many nieces and nephew. Family and friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Holy Family Church, 425 Bridge Street, Seward. Interment, West Fairfield Cemetery, New Florence. If you wish to make a donation in honor of Joseph W. Robey Jr., please send them to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. Please notate in memory of Joseph W. Robey Jr. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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