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 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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