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 March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
- Today's Funerals March 8, 2014
- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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