JOHNSTOWN — SHANK – Kenneth Louis Jr., 83, Johnstown, departed peacefully surrounded by loved ones Oct. 10, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth Louis Sr. and Harriet (Morris) Shank; stepmother, Margaret; and grandsons, Ryan Lorditch, Josh Shank and Zach Bretz. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Delores (Katcher) Shank; children, Ken; Chris, wife of Don Lorditch; Barb, wife of Barry Petro; Vicki, wife of Ralph Bretz; Sandy, wife of Kevin Varner; Tim, partner of Jim Kruppenbacher; and Karen, wife of Joe Stibich; grandchildren, Megan Murphy, Samantha Young, Amber Burkett, Nathan Balko, Matt and Ben Petro, Kate Curcio, Kyley Shank, Laura and Joe Stibich, Travis and Olivia Varner and R.J. Morales; and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by stepbrothers and stepsisters, Mary Jane Woods, Lois Rhodes and Tom and Bob Moran. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 32 years of service, and served in the U.S. Army in the 5th Infantry Division, 628th Tank Battalion. He loved his dog, Chloe, gardening and hanging out with his friends at the Band Hall and the Pyramids. If you wanted a geography lesson, go for a drive with Ken and you’ll never travel the same road twice. He also enjoyed the outdoors and spotting deer. He was the best father and grandfather in the world and he will be sadly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Father Bernard Karmanocky, OFM. Committal, Benshoff Hill Cemetery, with military honors by VFW Menoher Post 155 Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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