MINERAL POINT — GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack. Born Aug. 14, 1977, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Howard and LaVera Mickey; paternal grandfather, Harry Gearhart Jr.; and uncle, Bob Callis. Survived by paternal grandmother, Julia Gearhart; father, Harry R. (Cindy) Gearhart III; mother, Deborah (special friend, Ken Edwards) Gearhart; daughter, Julia Gearhart; brother, James; stepbrothers, Shawn and Jason Divido; stepsister, Monica Kent; niece, Jamisyn Gearhart; sister-in-law, Gretchen Gearhart; cousins, Rob Callis-Keiser, Amy Keiser and Lori Sciko; numerous other cousins and special friends; and his special dog, Gunner. Formerly employed by Shaffer Electric, Boswell, and Johnstown Wire Technologies. He was an avid supporter of raising monies in the fight against cancer and member of “A Few Good Believers.” Matt was a very generous and helpful man, who you could always depend on. He will be sadly missed by the many lives that he has touched. Family and friends will be received from 5 p.m. until time of memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, Deacon Jim Janosik, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt’s memory may be made to the Cambria County Humane Society.
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
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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- District Deaths April 16, 2014
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.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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