JOHNSTOWN — BENNESE – Louis A., 89, Johnstown, died Jan. 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1923, in Johns- town, son of the late John and Antoinette (Zagarino) Bennese. Preceded in death by brother, Tony Bennese, and brother-in-law, Paul Azzarella. Survived by wife, Janet R. (Vizzini) Bennese; children, Mary Gamble, and husband, Lindon, New Florence, and their children, Lindon Gamble, and his son, Trestyn; Nicole Englert, and her husband, Justin, and their children, Chase and Allison; Jane Bennese, Johnstown; Raymond Bennese, Mechanicsburg, and his children, Kristian, Cheyenne and Noelle; Dolores Kolesar, and husband, George, Jerome; Jean Cotchen, Johnstown, and sons, Jeffrey and Jessey; Karen Wagner, and husband, Kevin, Carlisle, and son, Kevin Wagner Jr.; and Michael Bennese, and wife, Christine, Mechanicsburg, and children, Erin and Andy; brother, Joseph Bennese, and wife, Elvira, Clearfield; and sister, Kay Azzarella, Johnstown; as well as several nieces and nephews. Member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received a Bronze Star, and the Ardennes Central Europe Rhineland. He was retired director of Johnstown Elementary Schools, and after his retirement, he became principal at the West End Catholic School for 14 more years. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass at noon Monday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Angelo Patti, celebrant. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by members of Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287 Marine Corps League. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Andrew School or to St. Andrew Food Pantry.
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LLOYD – Harold R., 93, Revloc, the last surviving member of his immediate family, went to be with Jesus March 8, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randy S. Rager
RAGER – Randy S., 65, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas Russell Fulcomer
FULCOMER – Thomas Russell “Cup Cake,” 67, Bolivar, passed away March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Burnell J. McConnell
McCONNELL – Burnell J. “Bernie,” 88, Shady Grove, went home to the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
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FOUST – Robert, 49, Johnstown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
HANAK – Joseph, 88, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014, at home.
William Henry Hilton
HILTON – William Henry, 68, Johnstown, passed away March 4, 2014.
Gerald C. Lambing
LAMBING – Gerald C., 73, New Florence, went to be with the Lord March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mary Josephine (Baker) Mayer
MAYER – Mary Josephine “Jo” (Baker), 86, passed away peacefully Jan. 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Texas.
Susan Lee (Larimer) Medellin
MEDELLIN – Susan Lee (Larimer), 71, Harrisburg, died March 7, 2014.
Joseph R. Myers
MYERS – Joseph R., Woodbridge, Va., passed away March 1, 2014.
OWENS – Patricia “Patty,” 93, Carrolltown, passed away March 7, 2014, at her home.
Orvis Ray Platter
PLATTER – Orvis Ray, 96, died March 7, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Meyersdale.
SKUTCH – George, 89, Portage, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Martha Lucille Stephanic
STEPHANIC – Martha Lucille “Lucy,” 82, Rochester Mills, passed away peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
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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.
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