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)
- District Deaths Dec. 19, 2013
Ethel A. Bombatch
BOMBATCH – Ethel A., 95, formerly of Lower Yoder Township, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Richland Woods.
CHIMELEWSKI – Katherine, 90, Summerhill, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Rebekah Manor, Portage.
CLAAR – Roberta “Berta,” 74, Lilly, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at UPMC-Altoona Hospital.
Charles C. Cymbor
CYMBOR – Charles “Charlie” C., 95, Patton, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
M. Carol Jones
JONES – Mrs. M. Carol, 75, Elton, formerly of Oceanside, Calif., passed away Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton.
KIMBLE – Dolores, 84, Melbourne, Fla., went to be with her Lord peacefully asleep on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Marion Alverda Kuhn
KUHN – Marion Alverda, 87, Bellefonte, formerly of South Fork, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Dec. 17, 2013, at her daughter’s home.
Bernard William Marano
MARANO – Bernard William, 50, died Dec. 16, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
William G. Michaels
MICHAELS – William G. “Gene,” 77, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Ashley M. Myers
MYERS – Ashley M., 21, Lilly, was called to the Lord Dec. 17, 2013.
PELLEGRINO – Jay, 53, Jackson Township, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 15, 2013, at home.
Margaret L. Stahl
STAHL – Margaret L. “Margy,” 81, Johnstown, entered into God’s eternal care Dec. 17, 2013, from Windber Church of the Brethren Home.
Maxine E. Work
WORK – Maxine E., 88, Northern Cambria, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Golden Living Center-HAIDA, Hastings.
Kenneth W. Zinn
ZINN – Kenneth W., 73, Johnstown, Somerset County, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Joseph L. Castiglione
CASTIGLIONE – Joseph L., 80, Davidsville, passed away Dec. 16, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at Memorial Medical Center.
CONDRICK – Annie, 90, Brenizer, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at William Penn Care Center, Delmont, Pa.
Rita M. Duclos
DUCLOS – Rita M., 78, Flinton, passed away Dec. 16, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
Clifton Eugene Koontz
KOONTZ – Clifton Eugene, 89, Belmont, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Scalp Level Church of the Brethren Home.
Lewis W. McGarvey Jr.
McGARVEY – Lewis W. Jr., 77, Bolivar, died Dec. 15, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown.
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