GEISTOWN — LUPREK – Mary Ann, 70, Geistown, died peacefully May 19, 2013, at Windber Hospice surrounded by family. Born Feb. 5, 1943, in Richland Township, daughter of John and Catherine (Chapman) McKool. Survived by husband of 52 years, Richard L. Luprek Sr.; children, Rick, married to Betsy (Jakubac), Geistown; Karen, married to Ken Myers, Philadelphia; Brian, married to Fonga (Tapumania), Berlin; and Chris, married to Jim Erb, Salix; grandchildren, Aaron (Morgan), David (Sarah), Rebecca, Sarah, Kacie, Kenny, Jesse, Alyssa, Rachel and Cody; and great-grandsons, Canyon, Roman and Fynnley. Sister of Bob (Carol) McKool, Jack (Marge) McKool and Dick (Judy) McKool, all of Johnstown. Sister-in-law of Joanne McKool, California; Patsy Scher, Florida; Mike and Pam Luprek, Alaska. Also survived by lifelong friend, Delene (Gahagen) Leeming; and numerous nieces and nephews. She founded Mr. Muffler with her husband in 1978 and worked as office manager until retirement. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. In retirement, she was an active volunteer at Johnstown Christian School, MOPS and committed Curves member. She was the center of her family attending the activities of her grandchildren, cooking Sunday family dinners and family traditions were of utmost importance to her. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, St. Joseph Mausoleum. Family suggests donations to Johnstown Christian School, Windber Hospice or St. Benedict Catholic Church, in memory of Mary Ann. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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