PORTAGE — MILLER – James Arthur, 85, Portage, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1927, in Wilmore, son of Raymond A. and Margaret (Larson) Miller. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Inez Miller; and brothers, Joseph and Paul. Survived by wife of 53 years, Helen C. (Wess) Miller, whom he married April 18, 1959; son, James Chris, married to Patty Artega, Portage; daughters, Clara Ann, wife of Allen Brummert, Houston, Texas; and Margaret Jennifer, wife of James Finn, Ebensburg; 10 grandchildren; and twin sister, Margaret J. “Jean” Adams, Blue Knob. James graduated from Wilmore High School, Class of 1946, and served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He used the G.I. Bill to attend welding and sheet metal school at Cochran High School, Johnstown. He was a welder for the Bethlehem Steel Car Shop from 1955 to 1962, before working for Bethlehem Mines, Ebensburg, from 1962 until his retirement in 1990. He was a very active member of Wilmore United Methodist Church and served on many of their committees, including administrative board, pastor parish relations committee and was a trustee. He also was a member of Portage American Legion Post 430. Jim enjoyed fishing, fly tying, hunting and had a retail Bait and Tackle Shop. He was very fond of his children and his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilmore United Methodist Church by Rev. Dennis Zimmerman. Military service will be held at the church by Portage Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Wilmore United Brethren Cemetery. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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