SALEM, VA. — LONGO – Marion Benson, Salem, Va. We celebrate the life of Marion Benson Longo, who passed away Dec. 30, 2012. Marion was born Oct. 25, 1920, to Gladys and Gideon Benson in Newfoundland, Canada. During World War II, she met and married John D. Longo, who was stationed in Newfoundland. In 1944, they married and she moved to Johnstown, John’s hometown. Their marriage lasted 54 years until his death in 1999. They raised two daughters, Judy and Beverly. Marion was known for her immaculate housekeeping skills, baking, gardening and a fine cup of Red Rose tea. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Frank, Sarah, Clyde, Vera, Reg and Ruby. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Hushour, Richmond, Va., and Beverly (Ray) Henry, Flagstaff, Ariz. She leaves behind seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Melvie; brother, Alton, both of Canada; sister-in-law, Jane Benson, Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Her daughters would like to extend their gratitude for the fine care provided by the staff on 3 East at Richfield Rehab and Care Center, Salem, Va., and to Wanda Woolwine, Roanoke, her at-home care provider for many years. We all will surely miss her keen sense of style, witty humor and beautiful face! All services will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army in your area.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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