OGLETOWN — WHITAKER – Mark A., 55, Ogletown, known as “Hogger” to many of his friends, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, at Windber Hospice from diabetes complications. Mark was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Betty Whitaker, also of Ogletown. Mark is survived by his daughter, Trista R. Whitaker, Windber. He also is survived by his siblings, Pauletta Hunter (and children), Rutledge, Tenn.; Daniel Whitaker (Judy and sons), Franklin; Joyce Belles (Gary and daughters), Bedford; and Jeanne Henry (Rick and daughter), Connellsville. Mark was a 1975 graduate of Windber Area High School. During Mark’s teenage years, he was an avid trapshooter, often never missing a shot out of 100 targets; he even earned the title of Pennsylvania State Jr. Champion. Later on, Mark enjoyed riding his Harleys and spending time with his biker friends. Mark was one of the original organizers of the annual Dog Run held in Windber. At one point in his life, Mark truly enjoyed playing bass guitar for two area bands, the Cellar Dwellers and Southern Steel. Mark worked his entire life in the asphalt paving business, starting out as a yard boy/laborer right out of high school. After holding many different positions, Mark was proud and honored to run the Johnstown asphalt plant for HRI Inc., where he worked up until he was recently hospitalized. Mark’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Mark’s friend and neighbor, Bob Larson, for helping Mark throughout the years and especially for taking care of his beloved dogs while he was hospitalized over the past five weeks. Friends will be received for visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., 1312 Graham Ave., Windber, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, followed by a short graveside service in Ogletown. Motorcycles are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mark’s memory to either the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) or Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber.
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SCHULTZ – Evelyn J., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Harmony House Manor.
Janet M. (Adams) Riposo
RIPOSO – Janet M. (Adams), 80, Bethlen Home, Ligonier, formerly of Somerset Pike, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Latrobe Area Hospital.
Peggy A. Poling
POLING – Peggy A., 64, South Fork, died after a brave battle with cancer Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
KANIUK – Steve, 77, Central City, died Dec. 7, 2013.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
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Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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