RAMEY, PA. — RUSNAK – Barbara Sue, 66, Ramey, Pa., passed away peacefully at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Oct. 19, 1946, in Philipsburg, Pa., daughter of the late Steve P. and Helen L. (Shedlock) Rusnak. Barb was a 1964 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School and graduated in 1968 from St. Francis University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was employed as an elementary and middle school teacher at Johnstown Middle School for many years. Barb was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ramey, where she severed as the church council secretary, lector and Eucharist Minister. She was past president of Greater Johnstown Education Association and president of Retired Pennsylvania State Education Association of Western Pennsylvania. She also was a Ramey Borough Council member and was an avid New York Yankees fan. Barb is survived by aunt and godmother, Margaret Bednarchik, Moon Township; godfather, Joseph Shedlock, and his wife, Shirley, Ramey; cousins, Tom and Carol Giovaccini, Ebensburg; and a number of cousins. Also survived by special longtime friends, Thomas and Bonnie Trigona, and their grandson, Zachary Long, Johnstown. Preceded in death by parents; uncle, Walter Shedlock; and a number of aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Kruise Funeral Home Inc., Ramey, Pa. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ramey, Father Zab Amar, celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Ramey, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, P.O. Box 196, Ramey, Pa. 16671. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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