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.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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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.
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