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 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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