WINDBER — KALMANIR – Andrew Anthony, 84, Windber, peacefully passed away Aug. 29, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 14, 1928, in Jerome, son of the late Thomas J. and Maria (Oravec) Kalmanir. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, John and Thomas. Survived by wife of 50 years, the former Lillian (Zvolerin) Kalmanir; son, A. Christopher, married to Wendy (Grata), Windber; daughter, Heather M. Grove, Johnstown; beloved grandchildren, Bethany, Tanner and Paige; sisters, Mary Sheets and Helen Martin, Reno, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews. He was a 1946 graduate of Conemaugh Township High School and attended the University of Nevada-Reno and Trinity University of Texas, where he played football and received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He began his teaching career at Salisbury High School in 1954, where he also coached basketball and baseball. From 1957 until his retirement in 1985, he taught physical education at Shade-Central City High School, where he served as football, basketball and baseball coach. He also was a PIAA basketball official for 25 years and belonged to the Somerset County Old-Timers Baseball Association, where he was a member of the Hall of Fame, and a member of Johnstown Old-Timers Baseball Association. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Windber, Father George Gulash. Entombment, Richland Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, if it is your wish, a contribution can be made to Somerset County Old-Timers Baseball Association or SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.
- 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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