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.
- 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.
- Today's Funerals March 8, 2014
- 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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