WINDBER — SMITH – Dorothy Ruth, 98, Windber, passed away Sept. 18, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born April 3, 1915, in Windber, daughter of Arthur “Pete” and Carrie Rebecca (Hoffman) Wirick. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Walter H.; and sisters, Beatrice Lawhead, Opal Wirick and Erma Burtnett. Survived by these children: Beverly Gail Fleming, Windber, and Gary, married to former Sandra Senior, Indiana Lake; grandchildren, Scott Fleming, married to former Terry Maurer, Johnstown; Eric Fleming, married to former Amy Moore; Pittsburgh, Kimberly Gail, wife of Tom Hughes, Johnstown; Louis Pierce, married to former Natalie Galloway, Windber; Lorrie, wife of Danny Marro, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Arthur Pierce, married to former Laura Catalano, Pittsburgh; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister, Allene Bowser, Alum Bank. Lifelong member of Windber Church of the Brethren, where she was a Sunday school teacher and church deaconess. Enjoyed visiting residents of the Brethren Home. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Pastor Joe Brown, officiating. Interment Berkey Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Windber Hospice in memory of Dorothy.
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Anne T. Desimone
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Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
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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.
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Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
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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.
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Gerald C. Hoover
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Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
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ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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