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.
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ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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