The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 12, 2013

Barbara L. (Tipton) Bodziak

GRAY — BODZIAK – Barbara L. (Tipton), 72, Gray, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 27, 1940, in Shanksville, daughter of William C. and Margaret (Blair) Tipton. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Janet Singo. Survived by husband of 50 years, Joseph R. “Butch”; and sons, Robert W., and wife, Deborah A., Gray; and James V. A 1959 graduate of JBJ Joint High School. Barbara enjoyed working in her flower beds. She loved her cats, Smokey, Blackie and Pusspuss, and her dog, Murphy. She also enjoyed going to go kart races and watching her son win. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Joseph M. Beer, presiding. Interment, Beam  Cemetery, near Gray. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit

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