JOHNSTOWN — SERAFIN – Carmella Jean (Ciaravella), 85, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord May 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Retirement Community. Born May 17, 1928, in Barnesboro, daughter of Matthew and Lucy (LiPuma) Ciaravella. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Michael; sister, Vivian; and brother, Frank. Survived by children, Matthew and Antoinette Lonchar, Johnstown; Michael, Johnstown; Stephanie, wife of Robert Koshinskie, Erie; Joseph, Johnstown; and James, married to Michele (Sweeney), Johnstown; grandchildren, Jason, Erie, Katie, all of South Carolina; and Haley and Benjamin, both of Oregon; brother, Joseph, married to Verna, Hampstead, Md.; aunt, Rose Leone, Johnstown; and great-grandchildren; also many nieces, nephews and special friends. Carmella worked as an operating room technician at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for more than 20 years. In retirement, she worked in private practice for Dr. David Carney. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, putting her family first and an avid football fan. Member of Visitation of the BVM Catholic Church. Friends received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 605 Graham Ave., Windber, Father Martin A. Cingle, celebrant. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery, Johnstown. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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