NEW CASTLE, DEL. — STROZ – Frank J., 94, resident of New Castle and Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Jupiter, Fla., passed away Dec. 16, 2012, in Jupiter. Born Aug. 20, 1918, in Middle Taylor Township and raised in Johnstown, son of the late John and Magdalene (Sala) Stroz. Also preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Walter and Blaine; sisters, Emily Curtis, Marie Smuro and Frances Bradian; and granddaughter, Katie Gardner. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Agnes; children, Michael Stroz, and his wife, Stephany Siwinski, Chicago, Ill.; Cynthia Gardner, Jupiter, Fla.; Dr. Margaret Stroz, and her husband, Dr. Paul Eberts, Chester; and Thomas Stroz, and his wife, Stephanie, Castle Rock, Colo.; his brother, Merle Stroz; sister, Jenny Meredith, Johnstown; numerous nieces and nephews; and his 12 surviving grandchildren who knew him as Poppy: Victoria, Kimberly, Kelly, Caroline, Paul Andrew, Hannah, Theodore, Margaret, Abigail, Bradley, Ryan and Daniel. Frank served proudly in the U.S. Army 154th Airwaves Communications System during World War II. He was a lifelong member of the Pipefitter Union Local 74. He was also a religious man as he and his wife Agnes were 57-year members of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, New Castle, Del. Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. A viewing at the church preceded the Mass and interment followed at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, Del. Memorial donations are suggested in memory of his granddaughter Katie Gardner to VSA Florida, 2728 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Fla., 33461. (www.vsapbc.com)
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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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