RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — BIRTLE – Robert F. “Bob,” 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord March 17, 2014, at Windber Hospice. Born Aug. 29, 1931, in Johnstown, son of Leonard M. and Velma R. (McMillan) Birtle. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Leonard L.; and sister-in-law, Lois J. (Wingard) Birtle. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lois A. (Trent) Birtle; children, Jeanne A., wife of Jeffrey M. Bracken, Erie; Bruce R., and his companion, Laura L. Mills, South Fork; Sharon K., wife of Dennis J. Hunt, Lake City, Pa.; and Douglas S., and companion, Sandy C. Schoon, Richland Township; grandchildren, Brett J. and Rebecca A. Birtle and Emily A. and Levi J. Hunt; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 32 years of service as a welder and turn foreman. After he retired from Bethlehem Steel, he was employed for 27 years as a school bus driver. Member of Laurel Ridge Sportsmen’s Club and Chestnut Ridge Rod & Gun Club, charter member of Solomon Run Volunteer Fire Company and life member of Menoher Post 155 VFW. Bob enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing and hunting. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, the Rev. John W. Manges, officiating. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, or James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, Pa. 16602, in memory of Robert. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
- Today's Funerals July 30, 2014
Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
- District Deaths July 29, 2014
- Today's Funerals July 29, 2014
- More Obituaries Headlines