BOSWELL — BUDZINA – Andrew John, Boswell, went to be with our Lord and Savior May 13, 2013. Son of Andrew Budzina and Elizabeth (Smith) Lesneski-Budzina. Preceded in death by parents and sisters, Helen (Budzina) Gordon, Rose (Budzina) Zorn and Veronica (Lesneski) Walker. Survived by son, Charlie Budzina, Harrisburg; daughter, Andrea, married to John Kubas Jr.; and grandson, Brady Kubas, South Fork; also sisters and brothers, Dorothy (Lesneski), married to Bill Stump, Latrobe; Martin Lesneski Jr., married to Debbie Williams, Boswell; Stephen Budzina, married to Bonnie McKelvey; and Betty (Budzina), married to Ron McKelvey, both of Jenner Township; and Mary Ann (Budzina), married to Greg Stumpf, Loma Linda Calif. Also survived by other numerous relatives. He was in the Military Army from 1959 to 1968 as a U.S. Paratrooper; was employed by Ford Motor Co., Ohio; and as a coal miner in Somerset. He worked in mental health for the past 11 years and retired from Harrisburg Hospital. He had made numerous “ugly birdhouses.” Papa Bear will be sadly missed. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Hoover Funeral Home, Hershey. Burial is at convenience of the family.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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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 14, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
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