RICHLAND — VELLA – Steve D., 88, Richland, died March 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1925, in Bradenville, Pa., son of the late Steve Sr. and Philomena (Mustacchio) Vella. Also preceded in death by wife, Mary C. (Lori) Vella; son, Mark Vella; brothers, Joseph Vella, Augustine DeBacco and Sam Vella; and sister, Florence DeBacco. Survived by sons, David Q., married to the former Susan Milavec, Elton; and Joseph A., married to the former Donna Zima, Lake Worth, Fla.; and good family friend, Larry Kauffman. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. During World War II, Steve served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. St. Louis CL-49. Steve was a barber for many years in Woodvale and Moxham. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a friendly, pleasant man who knew how to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, and the company of his family and many dear friends. He taught us that in order to live life well, you need to do the things that are “good for your soul,” putting people ahead of “things.” Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown, with military rites by Conemaugh Valley Detachment Marine Corps League. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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