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.
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.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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