LORETTO — MILLER – Albert “Pete,” 84, Lincoln Road, Loretto, died Oct. 9, 2012, in the emergency room of Altoona Regional. Born May 14, 1928, in Ashville, son of the late Columbia and Ema Florence (Hollen) Miller. Preceded in death by first wife, the former Virginia “Toots” Smithbower, on Sept. 11, 2000; infant brother, John; brother, Junior; and sisters, Ida Schmidt and Orvita Wagner. Survived by wife, the former Bonnie Leonard Conrad, whom he married Sept. 16, 2006, in Loretto; children, David (Tammy), Bellefonte; Nadine Gregory (Ronald), Johnstown; Donald (Deb), Beaverdale; and Thomas, Chest Springs; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; 23 stepgrandchildren; brother, Clair (Mabel), Port Hueneme, Calif.; and sister, Laverne Passanita (Joe), Ashville. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Pete enjoyed his morning coffee with family, playing cards, bingo, woodworking, hunting and camping. He worked at Hollidaysburg Railroad Shops for a number of years and retired in 1981 from PennDOT, Ebensburg. Former member of Killbuck Squares, Patton. Member of Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Timothy Swope, celebrant. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery, Loretto. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, where vigil service will be held Thursday afternoon.
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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