ARBUTUS PARK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY — KISSELL – Dean W., 86, Arbutus Park Retirement Community, died Oct. 11, 2013, at the palliative care unit of Good Samaritan, Conemaugh Medical Center. Born Nov. 8, 1926, in Johnstown, son of the late Jay D. and Hazel M. (St. Clair) Kissell. Also preceded in death by siblings, Wayne Kissell, Shirley Kellar and Jane Matley. Survived by wife of 61 years, Shirley A. (Luther); sons, Bruce W. (Sarah), Carrollton, Texas, and Brian D. (Kristine), Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Kimberly, Joel, Mark and Phillip, all of Houston; and great- grandchild, Logan. A 1944 graduate of Johnstown High School. Penn State graduate. World War II Army veteran. Dean was an engineer for the NASA space program. Member of Belmont United Methodist Church, Clear Lake Masonic Lodge 1417, Houston Scottish Rite, Jaffa Shrine Temple, Legion of Honor and Johnstown Shrine Club. At Dean’s request, there will be no public viewing, however, relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor Chapel, Pastor Keith Dunn officiating. Private inurnment at Richland Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Arbutus Park Manor or Belmont United Methodist Church in memory of Dean. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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