ROSEWOOD PERSONAL CARE HOME — PREDKO – Albine P., 94, went to be with the Lord Oct. 23, 2012, at Rosewood Personal Care Home. Born Sept. 22, 1918, in St. Michael, daughter of the late Settimio and Maria (Boccacio) Portante. Also preceded in death by husband, Felix; son-in-law, Felice B. “Bill” DiNinno; and siblings, Adele Freto, Nancy Morocco and Anthony Portante. Survived by daughter, Phyllis Ann DiNinno, Windber; grandsons, Bryan T., married to the former Rosemarie Burinda, Front Royal, Va.; Matthew J., Ruskin, Fla.; and Blaise A., married to former Kirstin Kennedy, Central City. Also survived by five great-grandchildren , Nichole, Blaise, James, Michael and Jennifer. Also survived by sister, Bertha Cann, Cleveland, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. Albine will always be remembered for her faithfulness in keeping God’s command to love without ceasing. This was exemplified by her obedience in being patient in afflictions, rich in good works and generous, ready to share on every occasion. 1 Timothy 6:18. Her great- grandchildren called her “Iya,” which she loved and was proud to answer to this special name. A lifelong resident of Windber, spending the last 33 months of her life lovingly cared for by Rosewood Personel Care. She was a faithful member of Berkey Church of the Brethren family whose pastors are Nathan and Earl Crissman. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Earl Crissman officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Berkey Church of the Brethren Bus Fund in Albine’s memory.
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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.
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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