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.
Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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