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.
- District Deaths July 26, 2014
Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
- Funerals July 26, 2014
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
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.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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