JOHNSTOWN — MUTO – Anthony C., 95, passed away May 15, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center. Born Jan. 25, 1919, in Johnstown, son of Michael and Josephine (Guzzi-Piro) Muto. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mildred Muto. Survived by his loving wife, Mary (Halach), whom he married Aug. 22, 1943; son, Michael, married to Joyce (Pankoke); daughter, Tonette, wife of Dominick Furfari; grandchildren, Dena, wife of Todd Vore, Raleigh, N.C.; Marc A. Muto, married to Kristi (Sharp); Anthony M. Muto; Tammi, wife of Eston Mayberry, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Frank Burns; Stefanie, wife of Matthew Whiteside; Travis Burns, married to Sara Beth (Hannah), all of Cleveland, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Summer, Shea, Lacey, Mason, Madox, Kelsie, Aiden, AddieKate, Connor, Cannon, Will and Emmie. Anthony entered the military on Jan. 7, 1942, and was honorable discharge on Dec. 31, 1945. He was in the Battery B. 771st, Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. He was a heavy machine gunner and served two years in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in Guam and Saipan. He received the Bronze Star and Good Conduct and Victory medals. He also played the bugler and played for many military events and ceremonies. After the military, he worked as a crane operator in the Gautier Division of Bethlehem Steel until his retirement in 1977. In his retirement, he enjoyed working in his garden and yard, and walking down Prospect Hill and around town. Member of American Legion Post 294, VFW Post 155 and Union Social Club. He was the best father in the world and he took great pride in talking about his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his wife, Mary, to whom he was married to for 70 years and 9 months. He will be missed by his whole family, who loved him more than words can express. He was and is our eternal hero. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Father Matthew Misurda. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery, Johnstown. A special thank you to Conemaugh Hospice, the staff at LaurelWood Care Center and Dr. Maharajh for their continuous care and generosity that they gave. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
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.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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