WINDBER — GARWOOD – Michael Eric, 47, Quemahoning Towers, Windber, died Oct. 5, 2013, at home. Born Sept. 1, 1966, in Windber, son of Frank Garwood and Wanda (Holsopple) Kimmel-Van. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother, and these siblings: Phyllis, married to Rich Harmon, Mechanicsburg; Jeff, married to Susan (Schrock) Darr, Somerset; and Joe, married to Tara Kimmel, Hooversville. Also survived by nephews and nieces, Craig Harmon, Daniel (Andrea) Harmon and Taya, Natalie and Kyra Kimmel, and great-nieces and great-nephews, Avery, Connor, Ryker and Silas Harmon. Also survived by numerous friends at Cambria Care Center and Quemahoning Towers. Michael was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, where he played third base for the church’s championship softball teams. He attended Conemaugh Township Area School and was a 1985 graduate of Johnstown Vo-Tech. He was a former member of Hollsopple Sportsman’s Club and enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling, word searches, picnics with family and friends and being outdoors. Michael was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan and enjoyed going to Pirates games or watching them on TV with Mom. He was formerly employed by Jack Brown Wholesale and Tableland Workshop. Family receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Pastor Nila Cogan and Pastor Gerald Myers, officiating. Interment, St. Thomas Cemetery. Those who wish please make donations to the Epilepsy Foundation or St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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