DAVIDSVILLE — PALENIK – William John, 90, Davidsville, died Feb. 10, 2014, at Windber Hospital. Born April 3, 1923, in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Mary (Kopecki) Palenik. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Joseph Jr., Stephen, Eddie and John; and sister, Mary. Survived by wife of 52 years, the former Erma Dahler; and children, William Palenik Jr., Davidsville; Susan (Bob) Serrano, Florida; Patricia Faight, Davidsville; Deborah (Guillermo) Moroder, Georgia; and Daniel Palenik, Davidsville. Also survived by grandchildren, Jacob and Isabelle Palenik; sister, Anne Lewis, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. Member of Full Gospel Church, Central City, and attended New Beginnings Church, Ligonier. He loved telling stories of all the buildings and roads he worked on, including the Massachusetts’s Turnpike, and his adventures in Miami, Fla. He harvested a “million” bushels of potatoes in his life. Family receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Pastor David Brady, officiating. Interment, Kaufman Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.georgemasonfuneralhome.com
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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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