The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 24, 2006

Obituaries 06/25/2006

BAICH - Edward J.

BAICH - Edward J., 77, Johnstown, passed peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Preceded in death by father, Stephen; mother, Dora (Juran); brothers, Michael, Stephen and Joseph; and sisters, Ann and Mary. Ed was a dedicated and loving husband and father. Survived by wife, Betty Lou; son, Richard (wife, Lisa); grandson, Derek Edward; and sisters, Lucy (Zanetti) and Barbara (Padich); plus numerous nieces and nephews. Korean War veteran, serving two years in Korea in an engineering battalion. Retired postal worker, serving 32 years as a carrier and on special routes, where he received several safe driving awards. American Red Cross blood donor, achieving 11 gallons in donations during his life. Member of the Johnstown Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where he served many years as head elder, head deacon and church treasurer. Viewing will be held Saturday, July 15, at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, with viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. There is an open memorial service on Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at the Johnstown Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 1035 Goucher St., Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's memory are requested to ADRA Humanitarian Aid. or (301) 680-6370.

BARONIE - August L.

BARONIE - August L., 48, Jackson Township, went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Miners Hospital, Hastings. Born Jan. 6, 1958, in Johnstown, son of Clair "Jerry" and Bonnie L. (Baronie) Kratzer. Preceded in death by father; father-in-law, Paul Melendez; and grandson, Donald Jay Baronie. Survived by his mother, Johnstown; wife of 29 years, the former Kayla (Melendez); mother-in-law, Margaret (Miller); and these children, John Scott, married to Chrystal (Gray), and their children, Dezaray and John Jr.; Jayan, and fiance, Trevor Arkwright; and Joseph, all of Johnstown. Brother of Pamela, wife of Robert Ressler; Judy, wife of Dave Porter; Paul, James and Robert Kratzer; and Patty, wife of William Cornell, all of Johnstown. Also survived by his fishing buddies, Robert "Bones" McBee, Danny Keiper, Brad Kane, Paul Melendez, Donnie Moore, Paul Kratzer and John McCann. Mr. Baronie was an avid fisherman and hunter and belonged to the Nanty Glo Rod and Gun Club and the Blue Goose Sportsman Club. He was employed by Alexander Mill Services. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Geisel Funeral Home, Dale. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Geisel-Devlin Memorial Chapel. Interment, Oak Cemetery.

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