JOHNSTOWN — PANEK – Dr. Bernard S., 72, Johnstown, died April 27,2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 16, 1941, in Jenners, son of Bernard C. and Verna M. (Pishko) Panek. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, John and Robert; and sister, Bernadette Stutzman. Survived by wife of 47 years, Trevah A. (Gordon); daughter, Kathleen E. Mahoney, and companion, Frank Doyle, Wilmington, Del.; son, Damian, married to Laura (Clacher), North East; sister, Mary Ann, married to Barry L. Spangler, Salix; brother, Steve Panek, Johnstown; sister-in-law, Dolores (Pelesky) Panek, Greensburg; brother-in-law, Donald Stutzman, Berlin; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A 1959 graduate of JBJ High School, Boswell. Attended UPJ and was a 1967 graduate of Temple School of Medicine. He was an intern at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital from 1967 to 1968. He then operated his private medical practice in Johnstown from 1968 to 2002. An active member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Benscreek. Also a member of K. of C. Council 467, Johnstown, and Jenner Rod & Gun Club. Bernie was an avid hockey fan, supporter of Bishop McCort Hockey and physician for the former Johnstown Jets hockey team. He loved spending time working on his farm and in his garden and sharing the bounty with everyone. He also enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, where a vigil for the deceased will be held Wednesday afternoon and a K. of C. Council 467 rosary service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Benscreek, the Rev. Father Angelo J. Patti, celebrant. Committal, St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Boswell. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernard’s memory may be sent to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 1621 Ferndale Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15905 or Conemaugh Township EMS, 1075 Tire Hill Road, Johnstown, Pa. 15905. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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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.
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