RIVERSIDE — BARRON – Patricia L. 88, Riverside, passed to be with the Lord March 3, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born March 11, 1924, in Johnstown, daughter of Lewis H. and Mary (Mintmier) Mitchell. Pat married Robert G. Barron on Aug. 4, 1944. Their marriage union of 68 years ended earlier this year with the passing of her husband. Also preceded in death by son, Robert Glen; great-grandson, Waylan Barron; brothers, William, Richard and James Mitchell; and sisters, Betty Potthoff, Martha Gibson, Jane Gibson, Jean Hildebrand and Alice Ann Mitchell. Also a sister, Sandra “Toni” Carlson. She is survived by daughter, Debbie, married to Dr. Paul Petrunak, and son, John, married to the former Laura Burkett; grandchildren, Jill Nagy, Robert, Jonathan, James, Daniel, Jeffrey, Sarah and Tricia Patrunak, Katie Kozielec and Patrick, Rebecca and Colin Barron; and great-grandchildren, Carter and Mara Kozielec, Charlotte, Kaden, Grace and Jacob Petrunak and Brewer Kate Barron. Graduate of Ferndale High School, Class of 1942. Along with her husband, “Corp,” she operated Bob Barron’s Greenhouse and Farm Market in south Riverside. They were known for their Easter flowers, poinsettias and the best sweet corn around. Like many war wives, Pat managed their farm while her husband served in the Pacific during World War II. Earlier in their marriage, Pat worked for Pennsylvania Electric Co. and Penn Traffic. Later in life, she and “Corp” loved making and selling candy. Lifelong member of Riverside Grace Brethren Davidsville Community Church, where she taught Sunday school and was an AWANA-SPARKS leader. She enjoyed her grandchildren tremendously and her time at Deep Creek Lake and Lake Stoneycreek, where she helped organize and run the annual water ski show. A highlight of their retirement years was a trip out West by RV with a small circle of friends. Friends will be received from 1 until time of funeral service at 4 p.m. Tuesday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., the Rev Brad Gries- heimer. Interment, Richland Cemetery.
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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