BERKEY - Marian
BERKEY - Marian E., 82 ,12004 N. Dawn Drive, Meadville, and formerly a longtime Johnstown resident, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at Meadville Medical Center after being a 35-year cancer survivor. She was born May 4, 1924, in Forty Fort, a daughter of William and Ellie Thomas Roberts. She married Leon H. Berkey on Jan. 20, 1949, and he survives. She was a 1943 graduate of Kingston Township High School, and was a part of the Air Force Nursing Cadet program during World War II. She worked over the years as a nurse at Beachwood Nursing Home and Lee Hospital, both in Johnstown. She was a member of the Adams Township, Cambria County, Farm Women, TOPS and Grace United Methodist Church of Meadville. Survivors, in addition to her husband, Leon of 57 years, include two sons, Lloyd Berkey, and his wife, Robin, Meadville, and Thomas Berkey, and his wife, Ann, St. Augustine, Fla.; one sister, Helen Long, Wilkes-Barre; four grandchildren, William Berkey, and his wife, Michelle; Adam Berkey; Catherine Berkey; and Cassandra Berkey; and three great grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua and Jeremiah. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral and committal service will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sarah Roncolato, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Meadville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.
DURST -?Clarence E. "Bud," 77, Meyersdale, formerly of Jenner Township, Somerset County, died June 15, 2006, at Beverly HealthCare-Meyersdale Manor. Born Sept. 30, 1928, in Jenner Township, son of Abe and Nellie M. (Bowden) Durst. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Kathryn Warnick and Thema Rader; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Durst. Brother of Melda Shaffer, Fostoria, Ohio; Robert, married to Katie (Kabina) Spory, Johnstown; and Wilma, married to John Durst, Frostburg, Md. Brother-in-law of Melvin Warnick, Somerset; and Raymond Rader, Fostoria. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hoffman Funeral Home -- Cremation Services, Allegheny Street, Boswell, the Rev. Gary W. Anderson officiating. Interment, Beam Cemetery, near Gray, at a later dater.
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E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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