VIRGINIA — JOHNSON – Ray M., formerly of Stoystown, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Maryview Medical Center, Virginia. Ray was born Dec. 15, 1927, near Stoystown, to Louis K. and Carrie B. Johnson. After graduation from Shade High School, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on USS Bordelon, USS Missouri and at Lueluelaii, Hawaii. Following completion of his naval service, Ray earned an engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University. After a few years as a math teacher at Rockwood Area High School, Ray started his career at Johnstown Works of U.S. Steel, first as an engineer and eventually as superintendent. He was instrumental in establishing a computer-aided manufacturing capability there. In addition to his professional career and his role as son, brother and uncle, Ray was well-known as an avid and often well-appreciated fan of Penn State football and attended many of the PSU bowl games around the country. After living most of his life in the house where he was born, Ray moved to Virginia in 2009 to be closer to family. Ray survived his parents; nephew, Daniel; and sisters, Florence Krajnak and Virginia Whisenant. Survived by sisters, Louise Lenio, Windber; and Vanda Sweet, Anchorage, Alaska; brothers Ken (Barbara), Vienna, Va.; Tom (Judy), Williamsburg, Va.; and Michael (Gloria), Portsmouth, Va.; and by 20 nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Loving Funeral Home, Portsmouth, Va. Interment with military honors will follow at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery, Suffolk, Va. Online condolences may be made at www.lovingfuneralhome.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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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.
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