LAUREL VIEW VILLAGE — RAUCH – Margaret E. (Kimmel), 86, Laurel View Village, Davidsville, formerly of Upper Yoder Township, died Feb. 20, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born April 12, 1926, in Jenner Township, Somerset County, daughter of Harry and Bertha (Weaver) Kimmel. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Daniel and Kenneth. Survived by husband of 63 years, Leonard I. Sr.; children, Leonard I. Jr., Johnstown; Connie J., married to Vincent J. Schneider, Upper Yoder; Robert L., and friend, Lenore Beck, Johnstown; and Linda, married to Chris Howard, Upper Yoder; grandchildren, Jason Rauch, and wife, Corinne, Ashburn, Va.; Gretchen Rauch, Johnstown; Courtney, married to Robert Smith, New Germany; Carey, married to Ryan Chiodo, Westmont; and James P.K. Bruce, Brownstown; great-grandchildren, Bradley and Wesley Smith and Damian and Dominic Chiodo; and brothers-in-law, John Rauch, and wife, Emma Lou, Davidsville; and Donald Rauch, and wife, Shirley, Alabama. A 1944 graduate of Johnstown High School. Member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Johnstown. A longtime volunteer for Memorial Medical Center. She also volunteered for Girl Scouts. Margaret was an excellent baker, especially of pies, and she also enjoyed quilting and sewing. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville. Viewing also will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, the Rev. William Thwing, presiding. Interment, Beam Cemetery, near Gray. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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