LOWER YODER TOWNSHIP — GRETOK – Sharon Lee (Brokloff), 70, Lower Yoder Township, died July 16, 2013. Born Jan. 18, 1943, daughter of the late Edward S. and E. Jane (Felix) Brokloff. Survived by husband of 49 years, Bill Gretok; children, William E. Gretok, and girlfriend, Gina Shriner, McSherrytown, Pa.; Melissa M., and husband, Matthew Shaffer; and Timothy S. Gretok, and girlfriend, Stephanie Miller, all of Johnstown; Rebecca R., and husband, Jason Corte, Portage; grandchildren, Ryan and Amber Shaffer, Evan Gretok and Grace and Gabriel Corte; and special children in her life, Alexis Shriner and Mia Miller. Also survived by her loving aunt, Bernell Martin, and family; loving cousin, Dorothy Swick; brother-in-law, Ronald Gretok, and wife, Donna; sisters-in-law, Nancy Gretok; Martha Swope, and husband, Art; and Marilyn Lee, all of Johnstown; and brother-in-law, Richard Gretok, and wife, Dee, Boalsburg; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Sharon worked at Anderson Paper and Twine as a young woman and then became a “stay-at-home mom” when her children were born. Once her children were old enough, she worked at O’Shea’s Candies in Westmont until she was diagnosed with cancer. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she heard God’s word, which gave her God’s love, courage and hope. She served on the church council and choir. She also helped with the West End Food Pantry in its early days. Family and friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Virginia Avenue, the Rev. Susan Metzler, celebrant. Moskal-Reid Funeral Home, West End, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or contributions may be made to John P. Murtha Cancer Center which helped her overcome the diagnosis of cancer and continue living and loving her family and friends for 14 precious years. She has been an inspiration to her family and friends for many years. What a blessing! God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good!
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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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.
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