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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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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