RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — ELGIN – Margaret E. “Peggy,” 67, Richland Township, died June 4, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Born Oct. 20, 1946, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Edward and Marie (Layton) Gruca. Preceded in death by brothers, Edward Gruca Jr. and James Gruca. Survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry P. Elgin; children, Deborah Budash, and husband, Matthew; Jennifer Barber, and husband, Joseph; and Tim Elgin, and wife, Amy; grandchildren, David Budash, Thomas Budash, Steven Budash, Andrew Elgin and Ava Elgin; and siblings, Helen Knight, Martin Gruca and Patti Zimmerman. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, where she served as eucharistic minister and was a member of the church choir for many years. Peggy’s kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who knew her. She served as Mosebach Electric Company’s receptionist for 30 years and since retiring, served as an emergency room volunteer. She was an active member of the Riverside Fire Company ladies auxiliary and participated in many other service activities. Her grandchildren were a joy to her heart, and she was a great part of their lives. She was devoted to her family and to making her house a warm and welcoming home. She is deeply loved and will be deeply missed. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Angelo J. Patti, celebrant. Interment, Richland Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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