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 April 17, 2014
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.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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