JOHNSTOWN — ADAMS-BENNEAR – Ruth L. 93, passed away Sept. 19, 2013, in Johnstown. Born June 5, 1920, in Eden, Md. , daughter of Henry and Dora (Jones) Disharoon. Preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Harry W. Bennear; son, Dale W. Bennear; brothers, Woodrow and Henry; and sisters, Beatrice, Katherine, Elizabeth and Jean. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Ruth is survived by husband of 22 years, John E. Adams; children, Ruth Ann, wife of John Summers, Sarasota, Fla., and Harry D. Bennear, married to Mary Ann (Reilly); grandchildren, Aaron Bennear, married to Lori (Snyder), Raleigh, N.C.; Elizabeth Bennear Vural, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Christopher Bennear, married to Jennifer (Bennett), and Evan Bennear, all of Johnstown; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Annabella Vural, Fiona and Isaac Bennear and Callie Bennear; stepchildren, Kathleen Doering, Christine Powell, Jacqueline Dixon, Lorraine Scott, Mary Sharon Bevis, Carolyn Leventry and John C. Adams. Ruth was a graduate of St. Elizabeth Hospital in the Cadet Nurse Corps in Washington, D.C., where she trained during World War II in the neuropsychiatric department. She was co-owner of Dale Oxygen, and retired after 50 years of service. Ruth enjoyed traveling with her family in their motor home across North America and spending time with her children and grandchildren at Cape May, N.J;, Deep Creek, Md.; and Sarasota, Fla. She also traveled throughout Europe to visit museums and the gardens that were one of her lifelong interests. She was a past president of the Rotary Ann Club and Quota Club and a long-standing member of Westmont Presbyterian Church. Friends and family received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, Pa., 15905. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Westmont Presbyterian Church. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 or online at www.alzfdn.org. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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