GEISTOWN — PIPON – Joseph John Sr. “Joe,” 72, Geistown, died March 16, 2014, at Golden Living Center, after a yearlong battle with a paralyzing stroke (locked-in syndrome). Born Feb. 11, 1942, in Windber, son of Steve G. and Stella (Bugara) Pipon. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Patricia Mischio; mother-in-law, Mary Zupanchick; sisters-in-law, Mary Agnes “Toots” Domencic, Rose Zupanchick and Christine Moors; brothers-in-law, Anthony Zupanchick, Joe Domencic and James Yuhas; niece, Kathleen Mischio; and nephew, Frankie Colosimo. Survived by his wife, Gloria Jean (Zupanchick) Pipon, whom he married on July 6, 1968; children, Maria Yost, and husband, David, Colorado; Joseph Pipon Jr., Johnstown; Jennifer Pipon, California; Christine Hinterliter, and husband, Brett, Johnstown; and Pamela Barrett, North Carolina; grandchildren, Miranda and Sabrina Yost, Tanner and Alexa Hinterliter and Brooke Barrett; brothers, Steve Pipon, Virginia; Ted Pipon, and wife, Renie, Pennsylvania; and Andrew Pipon, and wife, Lois, Delaware; sister, Judy Colosimo, Florida; brother-in-law, Rick Moors, New Mexico; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Zupanchick, Johnstown; as well as many nieces and nephews. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and Richland American Legion Post 849. Former member of Windber Pool League, Windber Slovac Club, Windber VFW, Windber Polish Falcons, Windber Polish Club and 942 Club. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. and Hiram G. Andrews Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Cuban Missile Crisis. The family would like to thank the kind and warm care given to Joe by the Golden Living Center, especially Ashlie and Rosie. He fought the hard fight and has now won peace. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Rev. David S. Peles, celebrant. Entombment, St. Joseph Mausoleum. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW.
- 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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