CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — HAFER – Telford H., 85, Conemaugh Township, died March 20, 2013, at his home. Born Sept. 12, 1927, in Conemaugh Township, son of the late Gustav K. and Ida (Kaseler) Hafer. Preceded in death by brothers, Franz and Hans Hafer; and sister, Betty Macesich. Survived by wife of 62 years, Mary Lou (Orr) Hafer; children, Bruce Hafer, and wife, Judy, Johnstown; Denise Ozimok, and husband, John, Harrisburg; and Brian Hafer, Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Sonya Gatehouse, and husband, Jack; Tammy Lamer, and husband, Jerry; Matt, Megan and Tim Ozimok; John Hafer, and wife, Jen; and Phyllis and Joel Hafer; great-grandchildren, Alex, David, Sarah and Jacob; and brother, Werner Hafer, Kansas. Member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He was an avid golfer at Pleasant Valley Golf Course and a horse shoe pitcher at Conemaugh PNA. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. as supervisor of the industrial engineer department, and operated an upholstering business for 25 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Michael A. VanDyke, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by members of Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Zion Lutheran Church.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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