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)
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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