SOMERSET — BAKER– Vallie Ross, 64, passed away peacefully at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor, Somerset after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born Aug. 20, 1948, the son of Alice and Elijah Baker, who preceded him in death. Vallie was survived by daughter, Jennifer, and husband, Don; son, Jason, and wife, Tori; and granddaughters, Roni-Lynn and Ray Anne. Upon his final day before passing, Vallie was surrounded by his daughter, Jennifer, and husband, Don; his granddaughters; and forever friend, Patty. Vallie was employed by McQuaide Trucking for 23 years, where he was known for his love of Steeler football and running all the football pools and organizing the bus trips to the Pirate games. He had many friends throughout the years who knew him as “Peetie.” After McQuaide’s, he worked as a corrections officer and a laborer, with his final job delivering newspapers throughout the town of Windber, which he loved. Vallie was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he was baptized at the age of 59 by his dear friend, Pastor Ray Streets Jr. Member of the Windber Moose, where he always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His last years in life were spent with his two granddaughters, “Binky” and “Tinker,” whom he loved more than life itself. His time with them was precious. During his illness, Vallie’s faith in God is what carried him through each day. The family wishes to thank the staff at Siemon’s and Windber Hospice for the care given to him during his illness. He will be laid to rest with his parents in Cherry Tree, Pa. Please send cards or condolences to Jennifer Englehart, 403 25th St., Windber, Pa. 15963.
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- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
Robert W. Stephens
STEPHENS – Robert W., 70, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Anna J. Treimer
TREIMER – Anna J., 80, Moxham, passed away April 13, 2014.
Richard T. Weimer Jr.
WEIMER – Richard “Rick” T. Jr., 69, New Florence, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at home.
YAROSH – Anna, 89, Portage, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
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Roy Edgar Layman
LAYMAN – Roy Edgar, 98, Maple Winds/Autumn’s View, Portage, formerly of Palestine Road, Salix, passed peacefully to his reward on April 11, 2014.
Mary M. Ross
ROSS – Mrs. Mary M., 94, Church of the Brethren Home, formerly of Central City, went to be with the Lord April 12, 2014.
Ann H. Orris
ORRIS – Ann H., 72, Johnstown, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Deovaux Holdsworth Jr.
HOLDSWORTH – Deovaux “Joe” Jr., 75, Homer City, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Dean L. Fetzer
FETZER – Dean L., 91, Jackson Township, entered into a new life April 12, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Betty Louise (Stover) Westover
WESTOVER – Betty Louise (Stover), 85, Carrolltown, formerly of La Jose, died April 12, 2014, at Golden Living Center Haida, Hastings, with her children at her side.
Jeannette (Baker) Tavernini
TAVERNINI – Mrs. Jeannette (Baker), 75, Casselberry, Fla., formerly of Portage, entered into new life April 12, 2014, at home.
John J. Branas
BRANAS – John J., 67, Portage, passed away April 12, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Mary A. Liptak
LIPTAK – Mary A., 92, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Gaynelle A. Ivory
IVORY – Gaynelle A., 73, Hastings, died April 12, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
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