JOHNSTOWN — RAYHA– Stephen C. Jr, “Shorty,” 88, Johnstown, died Jan. 11, 2013, at the Lutheran Home of Johnstown. Born March 4, 1924, in Johnstown, son of Stephen C. and Nellie M. (Gresik) Rayha Sr. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph, Charles and James Rayha; and sister, Angie. He is survived by his children, Stephanie, wife of Fred Galiote; Carolyn, wife of Anthony Petrusic; and David, married to Elizabeth Farling; grandchildren, Brian, married to Jennifer Aschom; Jenny, married to Brian Onderick; Lori, married to Matt Piro; Jason, married to Nikki Garbinski; Aaron; Jamie, married to Nicole McDermott; Matthew; Zachary; and Nicholas; and great-grandchildren, Christopher, Lucca Bella, Brayden, Dominic, Ayla, Camden, Tyler and Amber. Brother of Dorothy “Tootsie,” wife of Frank Janakovic; William, married to Eileen Smolen; Jenny “Jeannie,” wife of John W. Steele; Fran; Nancy, wife of Thomas Gordon; sisters-in- law, Jan, Pat and Terry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shorty was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. and a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served several European tours. He was an avid organic gardener and wine maker. Shorty’s favorite time was family gatherings. Member of Resurrection Parish, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Father Barry Baroni officiating. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. A private committal will be held at Richland Cemetery, with military honors by Menoher VFW Post 155 Ritual Team. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Lutheran Home of Johnstown and the staff of LaurelWood Personal Care Center for their compassionate care over the last few years. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
- 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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