CAMP LeJEUNE — TWIGG – LCpl Joshua T., 21, Camp Lejeune, formerly of Northern Cambria and Clymer, entered eternal life while defending his country in Afghanistan. Born Oct. 1, 1988, in Indiana, son of Randy B. Sr. and Terri (Foister) Twigg. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Donn Sr. and Norma (Lockard) Twigg and Caroline “Ann” (Pearce) Foister; three uncles and two aunts. Survived by his parents, Northern Cambria; brothers, Randy Jr. (Danielle), Clymer; and Aaron (Lauren), Revloc; sister, Carolyn Twigg, Northern Cambria; high school sweetheart and longtime girlfriend, Christina “Chrissy” Young, Clymer; nephew, Joshua Ryan Twigg; and nieces, Emmy Marie Twigg, Nina Marie Twigg and Alaina Renee Twigg. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Josh graduated from Penns Manor High School in 2007, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and stationed at Camp Lejeune, Unit 29. Josh loved spending time with his brothers and his family. His hobbies were fishing and hunting. Josh was proud to be a Marine and serve his country. Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., 1303 Bigler Ave., Northern Cambria. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Community Center, 3250 Blue Goose Road, Nicktown, with full military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps.
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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