JOHNSTOWN — NEWBAKER – Marlene A., 71, Johnstown, died July 26, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born May 4, 1942, in Johnstown, daughter of the late William H. “Dutch” and Pauline (Ziesman) Ewald. Preceded in death by sister, Roberta M. Knapp; sisters-in-law, Wanda Ewald and Mary Agnes Ewald; nephew, Kevin Knapp; stepson, Philip Newbaker V, and her husband, Philip’s first wife, Toni (Thomas) Newbaker. Survived by husband, Philip Newbaker IV, Johnstown; brothers, William L. Ewald, and wife, Pat, Hanover, Va.; Frederick H. Ewald, Johnstown; Theodore J. Ewald, Mechanicsville, Va.; and Herbert W. Ewald, and wife, Judy, Johnstown; stepdaughter, Karin Newbaker, Johnstown; stepdaughter-in-law, Christi G. Newbaker, Johnstown; special friend, Michal Ann Stewart, Lantana, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marlene was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and attended Moxham Lutheran Church. She was a member of Elks Lodge 175 and was an avid golfer and bowler. A 1960 graduate of Westmont Hilltop School District and a graduate of Airline Training School in Conneticut. She worked for American Airlines for 25 years, and worked a variety of jobs, including ticket agent and passenger sales. Her career took her to Pittsburgh; Fort Myers, Fla.; and Dallas and Houston, Texas, just to name a few. Marlene received many awards, including the Service Award from American Airlines for her work from Sept. 11, 1978, to Jan. 31, 1995; and a special support award for her work with the Transplant Foundation of South Florida, Collier County Chapter. She organized many flight routes, including the Fort Worth to Dallas route. She was a member of International Specialty Advertising Associates and designed a “Happy Holidays” card for the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She was constantly working for others, was a kind and hardworking person and lived most of her life outside the Johnstown area, but returned to her beloved Johnstown after retirement to be with her family and friends. She also had worked for Robb and Stucky Furniture and Design Studio. There was not an issue that came her way, she could not tackle. At Marlene’s request, there will be no viewing. Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Moxham Lutheran Church, corner of Ohio Street and Park Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Windber Hospice, Moxham Lutheran Church, Cambria County Humane Society or a charity of your choice, as Marlene was always helping others. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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KANIUK – Steve, 77, Central City, died Dec. 7, 2013.
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Gerald C. Hoover
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Clifford August Rummel
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Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
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Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
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Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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