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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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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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.
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