PORTAGE — STAGER – Kathleen M., 73, Portage, passed away Oct. 25, 2013, at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. Born June 5, 1940, in Gallitzin, daughter of Harold and Pearl (Fultonovich) Delaney. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Chester L. Stager Jr.; brothers, Bill, John and David; sister, Janet; and son-in-law, Larry Ruddek. Survived by daughters, Debbie Stager, Portage; Pam, wife of Sean Tarachko, Portage; Sally, wife Martin Chappell, Portage; and Kathy Stager, Acosta. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Larry (Elizabeth) Ruddek, Damian (Jaime) Ruddek, Kasie Chappell, Brandi (Buddy) Kephart, Shane and Jake Tarachko and David Tutsock, and great-grandchildren, Gage and Karsyn Ruddek; and Delaney and Patrick Ruddek. Sister of Barbara Pfahler and Diane Skebeck. Kathleen was an LPN and was employed as a private duty nurse for many years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Chet, and was an avid reader. At Kathleen’s request, the viewing and service will be private for the immediate family. If desired, memorials can be given to People Helping People, c/o St. Joseph’s Church. Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, is serving the Stager family.
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
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- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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