NEW BALTIMORE — BURKETT – Paul F., 90, New Baltimore, passed away July 16, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Home. Born April 28, 1923, in Manns Choice, Pa., son of the late Norman and Marie (Fochtman) Burkett. Preceded in death by first wife, Mary Garnet (Rudge) Burkett; second wife, Hilda (Eunen) Burkett; daughter, Mary Burkett; brothers, Francis and Lawrence Burkett; sister, Catherine Suhrie; daughter-in-law, Millie Burkett; and grandchild, Eric Paul Burkett. Survived by loving wife, Anna C. (Martin Hillegass) Burkett; sons, Paul G., married to Janis (Dysert) (Spochart) Burkett, North Huntingdon and Somerset; and James E. Burkett, and partner, Michael R. Neill, Pittsburgh; daughter, Kathleen L. Burkett, Richland; stepchildren, Alan Hillegass, married to Connie; Patricia Stoe, married to Patrick; Andrew Hillegass, married to Kate; and Joan Darr, married to David; brother, Clarence Burkett, Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Paul was an U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired machinist for Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Council 8244, St. Benedict; Richland Township Fire Company; and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore; and former member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Paul was an avid gardener. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Johnstown, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, celebrant. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 155. Memorial contributions may be directed to Autism Society of America in his memory. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
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STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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