JOHNSTOWN — 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. Born June 8, 1930, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Robert E. and Mabel (McDowell) Yonker. Preceded in death by husband, S. Dean, and brothers and sisters, Virginia, Lewis, Robert, Ellen and Dorothy. Survived by children, Thomas Rager, and girlfriend, Brenda Krieger; Bonnie, married to Robert Plunkard; and Keith, married to former Tammy Gregory; grandchildren, John (Misty) Plunkard, Timothy (Tawyna) Plunkard and Amy and Jesse and Tara Rager; and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tyler. Also survived by sisters, Viola, married to Jack Ray, and Shirley, married to James Cameron, and good friends, Dolly Slagle and Ann Polca. Lois was an LPN for Lee Hospital, where she loved her job and was always upbeat. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, Richland Ladies Bowling League, Brownstown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Brownstown Ladies Bingo and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. She loved to fish at her camp at Glendale Yearound, but never got a bite because she was constantly talking. She read a lot of Emeril’s recipes, but never made any of them. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, Pastor Philip A. King, officiating. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Haven, 1072 Mount Airy Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
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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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