RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — SIPES – William J., 86, Richland Township, died Feb. 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 30, 1926, in Johnstown, son of Owen M. and Mary (Christensen) Sipes. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty J. (Saleeba) Sipes; brother, Pete; and sister, Jane Gresh. He is survived by his loving children, Patricia, wife of Edward Wazontek, Westmont; William, Jupiter, Fla.; and Kimberly, wife of John LaPorta, Springfield, Va.; grandchildren, Brooke (Christopher), Lauren (Erik), Sara and Sean; and great-grandson, CJ. Bill was the brother of Robert, Roxbury. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Bill received a Purple Heart during World War II serving on the USS Biddle. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 37 years of service. Bill was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and a 50-year member of Greater Johnstown Lodge 538, F&AM. He and his late wife, Betty, were winter residents of Florida for over 21 years where he was involved in numerous community activities. Bill enjoyed crafting, carpentry and country music. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. An additional viewing will be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at 11 a.m., the Rev. Custead and the Very Rev. Donald E. Shadid, officiating. Entombment, Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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