JOHNSTOWN — MERRITT – Florence Lucy (Grove), 96, Johnstown, passed away Sept. 24, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born Feb. 5, 1917, in Conemaugh, daughter of the late, John G. and Mary B. (Studt) Grove. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Willard E. Merritt; brothers, Glenn, Harry and Daniel; sisters, Vera, Nancy and Ruth; and son-in-law, Rev. Harry Hull. Survived by daughters, Patricia Hull, Johnstown; Roberta (Merritt), married to Arnold Greene, Walterboro, S.C.; and Pamela (Merritt), married to Charles Crochet, Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandchildren, Rachel (Dunn) Allen, and husband, John; Kelly (Dunn) Sciacca, and husband, Phil; Heather (Dunn) Sabo, and husband, Brian; Christine (Greene) Young, and husband, Michael; David, and wife, Joey (Gardner) Greene; Shawn, and wife, Michelle (Siess) Crochet; and Jill (Crochet) Elwood, and husband, Greg; and great-grandchildren, John Bayush, Riley Allen, Taylor and Ross Thomas, Vinnie Sciacca, Andy and Courtney Wyant, Emma Sabo, Braden and Ryan Young, Alex Gardner, Emilie and Isabelle Crochet and Ashlyn and Lauren Elwood. Also survived by her nephew, Daniel W. Grove Jr., and his partner, Kevin “Mickey” McMahon; and sisters-in-law, Florence I. Grove, Betty Grove and Betty M. Grove; also numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Florence was raised in Conemaugh, and graduated from Conemaugh High School. She worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C., and was a LPN and an office nurse. She married Willard Earl Merritt in 1949 and became a military wife, living in Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, New York and Germany. They returned to Johnstown upon retirement in 1963. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Moxham. Private service will be held at the request of the family with the Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Moxham. Memorial contributions may be directed to Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or Laurel Highlands Alzheimer’s Foundation, 317 Power St., Johnstown, Pa. 15906. The family would like to thank the staff of Arbutus Park Manor and Windber Hospice for their loving care of Florence. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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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.
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