DAVIDSVILLE — PITERA – Robert J. “Pickles,” 78, Davidsville, died Feb. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 14, 1934, in Windber, son of Stanley and Janet (Yama) Pitera. Preceded in death by parents, and daughter-in-law, Ruthie (Seganos) Pitera. Survived by wife of 53 years, Rose M. (Yuschick); sons, Jeffrey R., Johnstown, and Brad C., married to Mandy (Hintosh), Davidsville; grandson, Logan Pitera; sisters, Janie Freeburn, and friend, Tony, Palo Alto, Calif.; Frances, married to Carl Pataky, El Paso, Texas; and Carol, married to Frank Meyers, Endicott, N.Y.; uncle and aunt, Ed and Mildred Pitera, Windber; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Phillipi, Jennerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graduate of Richland High School. He played for Hollsopple in the Somerset County Baseball League and was a coach for Conemaugh Township Baseball League. A retired employee of Galliker’s Dairy, Johnstown. Member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Davidsville. Bob was an avid Steelers and baseball fan. He also enjoyed gardening and listening to polka music. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, where a vigil for the deceased will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Church, the Rev. Father Michael Lewandowski, OFM, Conv., celebrant. Committal, Richland Mausoleum. Donations in Bob’s memory may be sent to St. Anne Church, P.O. Box 500, Davidsville, Pa. 15928 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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