WINDBER — ALT – Margaret A. (Opett), 89, Windber, went to be with the Lord and joined her husband, Frank, Sept. 30, 2013. Born May 12, 1924, in Windber, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Major) Opett. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Francis J. Alt Jr.; brothers, Andrew, John, Pete, Joseph, Mike and Steve Opett; and sister, Ann Apple. Survived by sons, Francis J. Alt III, married to the former Sylvia Steffke, Dearborn, Mich.; and David A. Alt, married to the former Jacqueline Hershberger, Richland; grandchildren, Francis J. Alt IV, and wife, Lindsay (Williford); Krista S. Alt; and Mark Meek and great-grandchildren, Kinley Alt and Mark Meek. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Gladys Opett, Michigan; and Amelia (Alt), wife of Steve Kristofco; and brother-in-law; Charles Alt, both of Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Former employee of Ripple’s Restaurant and Glosser Bros. Department Store, Johnstown. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was being with her family and friends and being active at her church. She especially enjoyed duck pin bowling. Member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber, where Margaret was a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Mary Guild and where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. George M. Gulash. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Windber Hospice in Margaret’s memory.
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RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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