HOMER CITY R.D. — SILVIS – Sarah J., 75, Homer City R.D., passed away suddenly Feb. 22, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born April 7, 1937, in Buffington Township, daughter of the late James and Rebecca Yarnal. Preceded in death by son, Donald; sister, Betty Yarnal; and an infant grandson. Survived by husband, Lewis C. Silvis, to whom she was married 60 years; and children, Lewis Jr. (Robyn) Silvis, Columbus, Ga.; Ruth (Randy) Shoup, Indiana, Pa.; Richard (Debby) Silvis, Homer City; Alice (Jon) Lone, Michigan; Ellen (Steve) Cerny, Atlanta, Ga.; and Jenny (Bill) Naler, Homer City R.D.; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Sister of Charles “Ed,” James “Pete” and William “Butch” Yarnal. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Linda Foust, Bolivar. Member of Gospel Community Church, Homer City R.D. Sarah enjoyed sewing, cooking, canning and baking. She loved to care for her birds and was an avid birdwatcher. Her hobbies included drawing and art and collecting angels. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Richard Markel, officiating. Interment, Pineland Cemetery, Strongstown. In lieu of other memorials, donations may be made to Sarah’s family.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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