CAMBRIA TOWNSHIP — GRIFFITH – Diane, 52, Cambria Township, died March 25, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1962, daughter of Modestus “Dusty” and June (Sheehan) Sherry. Survived by parents, of Ebensburg R.D.; husband, Scott, whom she married Oct. 28, 1989; and daughter, Katherine “Kate.” Sister of Carol (Joe) Hines, Martin (Susan) Sherry, Eileen (Ronald) Itell, Lynne (Lawrence) Natcher and Boyd (Michelle) Sherry, all of Ebensburg R.D.; and sisters-in-law, Barb Sherry and Sara (Glen) McWhorter; also brother-in-law, Doug Griffith. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by brother, Duane “Dewey” Sherry; and sister-in-law, Jacquie Griffith. Diane was a 1980 Bishop Carroll High School graduate and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in management information systems and later employed with IUP, Maryland Medical Labs and BioControl Technology. In 2000, Diane was diagnosed with a very rare and serious form of brain and spinal cancer. She fought incredible odds, achieving remission in early 2002. Her grace, perseverance and faith during this battle and subsequent health challenges inspired many people. She was a devoted mother and wife, and loved spending time with family and attending family events. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mundys Corner. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, as well as from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, Pastor Kevin McNamara, officiating. In lieu of other memorials, donations in Diane’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 3328 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15909.
- District Deaths Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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