STRONGSTOWN — YOUNKIN – Edward, 79, Strongstown RD, has gone to be with our Lord Nov. 18, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 22, 1933, in Nanty Glo, son of late Cyrus and Grace Younkin. Preceded in death by wife, Dolly M. Younkin; son, William R. Younkin; daughter, Rose M. Younkin; granddaughters, Jessica and Lindsey Oros; and great-granddaughter, Ayden Jane McKinley; also brothers, Ray, Park, Paul, Charles, George and Edwin. Survived by sons, Michael W. (Janice) Younkin, George J. (Debra) Younkin and Daniel E. Younkin; daughters, Christine L. Krieger and Susan G. (Tom) Oros; grandchildren, Tiffany, Heidi, Heather, Shannon, Nicole, Brandon, Ashley, Erica, Chelsea, Thomas, Ryan and Maria; and great-grandchildren, Sadie, Madison, Braydon, Jade, Ellie, Blake, Avery, Dane and Mason. Edward was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan during the Korean War, and was a retired steelworker of Bethlehem Steel. He was a skilled carpenter, mechanic, avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and a longtime member of Morning Star Ministries. Edward was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to Medi Home Hospice. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morning Star Ministries, Lighthouse Church, 4886 Route 240 Highway, Cherry Tree, Pa. 15724, Pastors Ken and Wilda Brown, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Morning Star Ministries Missions. Arrangements by Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo. Military rites by Nanty Glo, Twin Rocks and Vintondale area veterans group.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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