HARRISBURG — SMITH – Retired BG (MG/PA) Duane R., 86, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born Nov. 7, 1927, in Johnstown, son of Olivaine and Martha Waehner Smith. He graduated from Johnstown High School in 1945. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and MEd and DEd from the University of Pittsburgh. He was named an outstanding alumnus of IUP in 1986. Duane completed a 38-year military career in 1985 with the rank of brigadier general as assistant division commander, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He worked in public education retiring from the position of associate dean and provost of Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg in 1987. Predeceased by his sister, Elaine Baker; and two siblings in early childhood. Survived by his wife, Joanne Sheehan Smith; his children, Janet S. Peterman (D. Kent Peterman), Susan M. Smith, Ronald D. Smith and Alan P. Smith (Mardi M. Smith); and grandchildren, Phoebe (Adam Safer), Neil (Mara Renz) and Nathaniel Peterman; and Grant and Jordan Smith. Also survived by his sister, Roxine (Charles Shields); and brother-in-law, Gordon Baker. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 1492 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110, where visitation with the family will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may send contributions to Tree of Life Lutheran Church or Messiah Village/Messiah Lifeways Development Fund, 100 Mount Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.
- 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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