CARROLLTOWN — KIRSCH – Joel J. “Joe,” 71, Carrolltown, passed away Aug. 24, 2013, at UPMC Altoona. He was born April 27, 1942, in Nicktown, son of Bernard and Rosa (Burns) Kirsch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Kirsch, and brothers, Pete and Edward Kirsch. He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Cunningham) Kirsch, whom he married Aug. 21, 1965; daughter, Carlene (Leroy) Farabaugh, Harrisburg; granddaughters, Courtney and Chelsea Farabaugh and numerous grandpets; brothers, Robert Kirsch, Northern Cambria; Allen Kirsch; and Gary Kirsch, both of Nicktown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was a retired miner from Bethlehem 33 Mine. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, and enjoyed flea markets, metal detecting, hunting, motorcycling, playing cards, bingo and was an avid Steelers fan. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 146 N. Main St., Carrolltown, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. Additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, the Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB, celebrant. Interment, church cemetery. Memorials are requested to Save a Yorkie Rescue, 2650 Shillington Road, Sinking Spring, Pa. 19608 or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. 22311. (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)
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.
Joseph H. Frankhauser Jr.
FRANKHAUSER – Joseph H. Jr., 78, Richland Township, passed away peacefully March 9, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
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Harold R. Lloyd
LLOYD – Harold R., 93, Revloc, the last surviving member of his immediate family, went to be with Jesus March 8, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randy S. Rager
RAGER – Randy S., 65, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas Russell Fulcomer
FULCOMER – Thomas Russell “Cup Cake,” 67, Bolivar, passed away March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Burnell J. McConnell
McCONNELL – Burnell J. “Bernie,” 88, Shady Grove, went home to the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
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FOUST – Robert, 49, Johnstown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
HANAK – Joseph, 88, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014, at home.
William Henry Hilton
HILTON – William Henry, 68, Johnstown, passed away March 4, 2014.
Gerald C. Lambing
LAMBING – Gerald C., 73, New Florence, went to be with the Lord March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mary Josephine (Baker) Mayer
MAYER – Mary Josephine “Jo” (Baker), 86, passed away peacefully Jan. 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Texas.
Susan Lee (Larimer) Medellin
MEDELLIN – Susan Lee (Larimer), 71, Harrisburg, died March 7, 2014.
Joseph R. Myers
MYERS – Joseph R., Woodbridge, Va., passed away March 1, 2014.
OWENS – Patricia “Patty,” 93, Carrolltown, passed away March 7, 2014, at her home.
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