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.
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Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
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Patricia L. Bakale
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Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
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Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
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PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
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