WINDBER — SHUSTER – Dr. John “Jack,” 66, Windber, died July 13, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born April 17, 1947, in Windber, son of the late John Sr. and Catherine (Allison) Shuster. Also preceded in death by son, John; brother, Charles; in-laws, Stanley and Mary Chess; and brother-in-law, David Adams. Survived by wife of 42 years, former Frances Chess, and son, Jeffrey, married to the former Jessica Baker, Windber. Grandfather to John, Alayna, and Ariana Shuster. Brother-in-law to Celia Adams, and nephew to Nellie Shuster, both of Windber. Also survived by numerous cousins; nieces; nephews; special cousin, Stephen Campitell, Williamsburg; and special friend and caregiver, Patti Chicarell, Windber. John was a 1965 graduate of WAHS, a 1968 graduate of PSU with an associate degree in forestry, and a 1974 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Member of Beta Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Prior to his illness, he was a former optometrist in Windber for many years. He also was an avid outdoorsman, golfer and PSU fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his three grandchildren. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber. At Jack’s request, there will be no viewing, but family and friends are invited to attend funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Windber, Father Adrian, TOR, presiding. Committal, St. Anthony Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to Jack’s wife, Fran, to be forwarded to the Juniata College Emergency Medical Services Fund, which was founded in memory of Jack and Fran’s, son John. Arrangements by Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber.
Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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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.
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