SUMMERHILL TOWNSHIP — BAKER – Michael D. Jr., 82, Summerhill Township, passed away Sept. 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1931, in Benscreek, son of Michael D. Baker Sr. and Mary (Politsky) Baker. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Sylvester and Leonard. He was the last member of immediate family. Survived by loving wife of 59 years, Veronica (Katchur) Baker; and sons, David Baker, married to the former Ruth Smith, Sidman; Mark Baker, married to the former Joyce Soltis, Dunlo; Daniel Baker, Summerhill Township; and Michael A. Baker, married to the former Irene Swiokla, Elton. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jaime, Adam, Josh, Jared, Michael and Brittany; and his faithful canine companion, Candy. Retired coal miner from Beth Energy Mine 33. Member of UMWA, 4th degree Knight of Columbus, Sacred Heart Ushers Club, Benscreek Sportsmen’s Association and LOOM. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his family and his home. He was an avid Steelers and Penn State fan. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Portage, Father Joseph Janiszeski, TOR, officiating. Committal, St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Beaverdale.
Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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Evelyn J. Schultz
SCHULTZ – Evelyn J., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Harmony House Manor.
Janet M. (Adams) Riposo
RIPOSO – Janet M. (Adams), 80, Bethlen Home, Ligonier, formerly of Somerset Pike, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Latrobe Area Hospital.
Peggy A. Poling
POLING – Peggy A., 64, South Fork, died after a brave battle with cancer Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
KANIUK – Steve, 77, Central City, died Dec. 7, 2013.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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