JOHNSTOWN — KESSLER – Herbert J., 87, formerly of Palm Avenue, died Nov. 13, 2013 , at McCullough House, Johnstown. Born March 24, 1926, in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Agnes (Boxler) Kessler. Preceded in death by parents; wife, S. Carolyn Kessler; infant son, Andrew; son, Mark J. Kessler; daughter-in-law, Judy (Clark) Kessler; siblings, Bernard Kessler and Mary Eckenrod; sister, Margaret, and brother-in-law, George Hanley; Joseph Kessler; sister, Leona, and brother-in-law, Walter Jones. Survived by wife of 20 years, the former Eva Stahr-Kessler; children, Catherine, Daniel (Linda), Eugene (Marlene), David (Chris), Paul (Sally) James (Carol), Margaret (Raymond Benza), Robert (Laurie), Mary (Joseph Frankhauser), Karen (Michael Blaisdell), James Stahr (Debbie), Richard Scott Stahr (Cyndi), Mary (Walter Christ Jr.), Margaret Stahr, Denise (Jeffery Moore) Stephen Stahr (Jeanette) and Timothy Stahr; 36 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Agnes Urbasik; sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Weinzierl, Leona Bodenchatz, Mary Jo Kessler and Adeline Kessler; and brother-in-law, Tom Plummer. He graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Herbert retired from the U.S. Post Office after 33 years of service. He also worked at Roseland bingo for many years. He was a devoted member and volunteer at St. Gregory Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Robert L. Ruston. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the McCullough House Van Fund, 500 Cheney Oaks Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15905. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.
- 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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