JOHNSTOWN — SCALETTA– Vito “Charlie,” 88, died Sept. 4, 2013. Born April 28, 1925, in Johnstown, son of Sylvester and Catherine (LaPorta) Scaletta. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph. Survived by loving wife of 68 years, Eva M. (Michlena); children, Sylvester, Johnstown; Charles, and fiancee, Cristine Rosko, Nanty Glo; and Richard, married to Judith (Palmer), Edinboro; grandchildren, Brian, married to Lori, and Anthony, all of Johnstown, and Nicholas, married to Kate, Maryland; great-granddaughter, Adelyn; numerous nieces and nephews; special niece, Rosie Lamb; and friend, Richard Poole. Charlie started the 8th Ward Neighborhood Crime Watch. He volunteered at the food pantry at St. Clement Church and at Victim Services Inc., Cerebral Palsy and Conemaugh Hospital. He received the community service “Jefferson Award” in 1994. Charlie served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and fought and was wounded in Okinawa, Japan. He received a Purple Heart. Charlie retired from Conemaugh and Black Lick Railroad Co. He was a longtime member of Visitation BVM Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Barry J. Baroni. “Whether it is a prevention education program, a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand or even a hug, Charlie would spare nothing to help others.” Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, Pa. 15905. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Laurel Highlands Alzheimer’s Foundation, c/o Family Center, 317 Power St., Johnstown, Pa. 15906. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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