The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

June 26, 2013

Ella Marjorie Kaufman

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — KAUFMAN – Ella Marjorie, passed away June 24, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the age of 99. Born Jan. 11, 1914, in Rosenburg, Texas, to the Rev. Ezra and Mamie Lantz. Upon graduation from El Reno (Oklahoma) High School in 1931, she moved to Pennsylvania, where she attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, having graduated with a music degree in 1935. She earned a master’s degree at Duke University and was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Delta Kappa Gamma. She taught at Heilwood, Stoystown, Lower Yoder and Westmont Hilltop high schools, where she began a 50-year tradition of producing Broadway musicals starting with “Oklahoma” in 1961 and ending with “Carousel” in 1973. She retired after 36 years of teaching in 1973. She also spent many years as a choir singer, choir director and choir accompanist. She and her husband, John, loved traveling the world, having visited 112 countries. One of the highlights of her travels included an interview with the prime minister of India, Indira Ghandi. Ella and John moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2009 to be closer to her daughter and her daughter’s family. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown for 30 years, followed by memberships in St. Paul’s Presbyterian in Somerset and Mountain View Presbyterian in Scottsdale, Ariz. Preceded in death by her husband of 78 years, John, on July 26, 2011; and sister, Sue Gaston. Ella Marjorie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marge and Henry Glogosh; granddaughter, and husband, Lindsey and Bruce Yant; and great-grandchildren, Sedona and Lawson Yant, all of Arizona; and Doug and Bruce Gaston of Pennsylvania. A memorial service for John and Ella Marjorie will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1845 N. Center Ave., Somerset, at a date and time yet to be determined. Arrangements in charge of Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Boswell. For more information or to leave a message for the family, visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.

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  • District Deaths July 26, 2014

    July 25, 2014

  • Kocis,Beverly Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis

    KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nathan M. Kubat

    KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    July 25, 2014

  • Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.

    MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • Funerals July 26, 2014

    July 25, 2014

  • District Deaths July 25, 2014

    July 24, 2014

  • Clara Murphy Bond Bell

    BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

  • Biller,Fred Fred G. Biller

    BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • John R. Haywood

    HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Hull, David David G. Hull Jr.

    HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stephan Krisko

    KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.

    July 24, 2014

  • Muncert,Elizabeth Elizabeth Anne Muncert

    MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Schuller,Sadie Sadie Schuller

    SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Grace Spodinak

    SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.

    July 24, 2014

  • Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder

    YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Funerals July 25, 2014

    July 24, 2014

  • District Deaths July 24, 2014

    July 23, 2014

  • Thomas Barton Jr.

    BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.

    July 23, 2014

  • Bermosk,Dorothy Dorothy B. Bermosk

    BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carney,Leland Leland Doyle Carney Jr.

    CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ernest R. Contrillo

    CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Duncan, Cecelia Cecelia C. Duncan

    DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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