LEWISTOWN — MILLER – Douglas Foster, “Bear,” 61, Lewistown, Pa., formerly of Johnstown, passed away Oct. 9, 2013, at James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Born March 21, 1952, in Johnstown, son of the late Leroy and Avonel (West) Miller. Survived by his loving children, Megan A., wife of Joseph Michael Donckers II, Shaftsbury, Vt.; Trinity L. Redwine, Harker Heights, Texas; and Aaron Foster Miller, Lewistown, Pa.; grandchildren, Philip Terran Redwine, Junah Bear and Bela Raine Donckers; siblings, Lenelle Jones, Alum Bank; Paul Miller, Westmont; and Gayle Swartz, Richland Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bear was a graduate of Richland High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. Bear was formerly employed at W.C. McQuaide Inc. as a dispatcher and truck driver, and later at MCS Transportation and True Transportation, both in Lewistown, Pa. He enjoyed a free-spirited lifestyle and rock-n-roll music. Bear loved the open road and his grandsons. At Bear’s request, there will be no public viewing, however relatives and friends will be received from 6 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, the Rev. Custeads officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests contributions be directed to James E. Van Zandt Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Social Work Needy Fund, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, Pa. 16602, in memory of Douglas Foster Miller. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths July 26, 2014
Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
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Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
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- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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