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.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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