ILLINOIS — BECKMAN – Maura “Mickie” (Muldoon), born Jan. 19, 1948, in Lilly, and married to Bruce Edward Beckman in Montgomery County, Md., died Aug. 17, 2013, after a long battle with lung cancer. Survived by husband, Bruce; daughter, Juliet Hathaway; son-in-law, Nathan; grandsons, Jackson Patrick and Nicholas Edward; brothers, Ronald (Judy) Muldoon, Lilly; John Muldoon, Lilly; and Paul (Martha) Muldoon, Hartford, Ala.; sisters, Patricia Hepner, Lilly; Joann (Steve) Ference, Pittsburgh; Priscilla (Thomas) Sommers, Camp Hill; Maureen (Gene) Snyder, Jessup, Md.; and Doreen Bowser, Shermansdale, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, James and Virginia (Chrisko) Muldoon, Lilly; and siblings, James Jr. and Joel, Lilly. Maura spent many years in the junior room of the library of Downers Grove, Ill. Known as “Miss Mickie,” she gained a large, loyal and loving following in the community. An avid gardener, her garden had appeared in major publications. Also, her cooking had been widely acclaimed, including an award for being the “Taste of Downers Grove.” Deeply loved by her husband and family, she will long be remembered by many. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly, where vigil for the deceased will be read at 7 p.m. Friday and where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, by the Rev. Monsignor John R. Sasway. Committal, St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Lilly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Downers Grove Public Library Foundation or Wellness House for Living with Cancer in Hinsdale, Ill. Websites are as follows: Hinsdale Wellness: www.wellnesshouse.org/donate-now or Downers Public Library Foundation: www.downersgrovelibraryfoundation.org.
- 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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