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.
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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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