ST. MICHAEL — HOWELL – Kenneth A. “Cowboy,” “Tex,” “Stubby” and “KK,” 69, St. Michael, died Aug. 25, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1944, in Beaverdale, son of William and Clara (Stigers) Howell. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, the former Betty Plummer; and sister, Faye Dallara. Survived by loving wife, Janet M. (Margo), whom he married Aug. 18, 2001; children, Shelly, and special friend, Ehab Mohammed, Egypt; Theodore, married to Tracey Noon, South Fork; and Dorothy Jo Howell, fiancee of Tom Gahagan, Johnstown; five grandchildren; sisters, Leah Howell, Maye Rusnak and Pattsy (John) Rusnak; and brothers, Ray Howell and Dwight (Mary) Howell, all of Beaverdale; nieces and nephews; special cousin, Steve Estok; and numerous other beloved family and friends. Ken proudly served for 16 years in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed by Thiele Industries as a welder and worked many years in maintenance in Block Island, R.I. Member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael; Beaverdale American Legion Post 460; and South Fork VFW 7524. Ken was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed trapping red fox. Member of Dunlo Rod & Gun Club, Wilmore Sportsmen, and both the Pennsylvania and National Trappers Associations. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Father Charles F. Bodziak. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery. Military graveside service by the Beaverdale American Legion Post 460. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
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.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
- Today's Funerals April 16, 2014
- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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