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 March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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