The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 1, 2014

William R. Cruse


SOUTH FORK — CRUSE – William R. “Bill,” 66, South Fork, died April 1, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 4, 1947, in South Fork, son of Clifford “Kip” and Margaret “Peg” (Mitchell) Cruse. Preceded in death by father and great-niece, Kyla Ruffing. Survived by mother, South Fork; daughter, Kim, wife of Robert Semelsberger, Windber; grandson, Bobby Semelsberger; brothers, Robert, married to Judy Murphy, New Florence; and Randy, South Fork; sister, Cynthia, wife of Jerry Thomas, Cherry Tree; nieces, Julie, wife of Brad Lichtenfels; and Kristen, wife of Doug Coursin; nephews, Mike Ruffing, and special friend, Shelley Fukas; and Jeff Ruffing; great-nieces, Brooke Lichtenfels and Caroline Coursin; and former wife, Reva (Hanyok) Crusan, Cherry Tree. Bill retired from Bethlehem Mine 33. He graduated from Triangle Area High School, Class of ’66. Member of UMWA and South Fork VFW Post 7524. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandson. Viewing will be held from 2 p.m. until time of prayer service at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, the Rev. Terry Trudgen. (

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