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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Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
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Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
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Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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