NEW FLORENCE — ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington. Born Oct. 24, 1922, at 112 Chestnut St., New Florence, daughter of the late James and Helen “Lucinda” (Liggett) Hysong. Doris graduated valedictorian from New Florence High School, 1940, received a B.S. from Indiana State Teacher’s College, 1944, and later a M.S. in geography from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1970. Her career included teaching five years of high school chemistry in Phillipsburg, one year of kindergarten at New Florence Elementary in 1964 to 1965 and 20 years at the Marker Building in Ligonier teaching seventh grade geography and then life science until she retired in 1985. Doris was a talented educator, seamstress, artist and musician. She was a lifelong member of New Florence Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir for many years. In earlier years, she served as president of the Fairfield Elementary PTA. After retirement, she was a deacon in her church and played piano and taught an adult Sunday school class, was involved with fundraising for New Florence Library, volunteered at food bank and served on the 1980 high school reunion committee. She participated in groups involved in china painting, doll making, quilting, card club and the local “Scalawags!” She was devoted to her family and hosted many celebrations both in Rachelwood and her home in New Florence. She was a three-time cancer survivor. Her life was a testament to resilience, dedication and hard work. She was well-loved and respected by her family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Leverne, whom she married Aug. 26, 1950. Also predeceased by sister, Helen; brother, James; and sisters, Inez and Marjorie. Survivors include two sons, David, and wife, Sarah Anderson, Rockville, Md., and Barry, and wife, Debora, Kailua, Hawaii; daughter, Janine, and husband, Larry, Philadelphia; brother, Donald, and wife, Elizabeth, Johnstown; her 11 grandchildren, Nathan, Beaumont, Calif.; Casey, and wife, Nicole, Casper, Wyo.; Kelly, and husband, Eric, Louisville, Colo.; Benjamin, and wife, Pamela, Petaluma, Calif.; David, and wife, Kristen, Washington, D.C.; Michael, and wife, Anna, Frederick, Md.; Abigail, Denver, Colo.; Sharon, Rockville, Md.; Chelsea, Sun Luis Obispo, Calif.; Rebecca, Rockville, Md.; and Mitchell, Kailua, Hawaii; seven great-grandchildren; and 18 nieces and nephews as well as cousins. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, Pa. 15944, with procession to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 117 Chestnut St., New Florence, for service at 1 p.m., the Rev. Barry Young, officiating, with Craig Shakarji, assisting. Special thanks to church family and friends who have remembered and supported Doris through her 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Memorial donations suggested to New Florence Community Library, 122 Ligonier St., New Florence, Pa. 19444. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
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Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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