PLANO, TEXAS — LOYA– Stephen J., 94, Plano, Texas, formerly of East Taylor Township, went to be with the Lord July 4, 2012, at Seasons Hospice, Denton, Texas. He was born April 14, 1918, in Johnstown, son of John Loya Sr. and Barbara Loya. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Anne M. (Kopenits) Loya; brothers, Mike, John Jr., George and Andrew; sister, Mary; and daughter-in-law, Daria L. Loya. He is survived by his loving children, Kenneth S. Loya, Cranberry Township, Pittsburgh, and Annette M., wife of Paul E. Conrad, Plano; grandchildren, Stephen and David Loya and Robert Conrad, Jessica Williams and Brent Conrad; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Stephen was a graduate of Conemaugh High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He served as an aviation radioman and gunner third class with Scouting Squadron 66 in the South Pacific. Stephen retired from the U.S. Post Office after 40 years of service as a mail carrier. He was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Stephen enjoyed photography, learning computers and working around the house. Stephen loved his family and will be remembered as a kind and gentle person. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First St., Conemaugh. Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Transfiguration, the Rev. Robert C. Hall. Committal, Sacred Heart Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing, in memory of Stephen. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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