ELTON — STURTZ – Barbara Jane, 75, Elton, passed away Aug. 28, 2013, in Johnstown. Born Dec. 26, 1937, in Tire Hill, daughter of David John and Stella (Nestor) Clement. Preceded in death by parents; husband, John Sturtz; and brothers, David and Daniel Clement. Survived by son, John Sturtz, married to Sue (Fuhrmeister), Marlboro, N.Y.; sister, Sandra Clement, married to David L. Golden, Elton; and grandson, Ryan Sturtz, New York City. Member of Westmont Presbyterian Church. A 1955 graduate of Conemaugh Township High School, as a member of the National Honor Society, and a 1958 graduate of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in Washington, D.C., Memorial Hospital in Johnstown and Windber Community Hospital, where she retired as a critical care nurse. Barbara was a caring and compassionate person who loved to travel and was a voracious reader. Devouring several books a week in her golden years, she was a constant presence at Highland Community Library. As a nurse, she was known for her skill, caring for some of the most severely ill members of the community. A former member of Westmont Presbyterian Church Choir, she was a high alto whose favorite songs were Handel’s “Halleluiah Chorus” and Cohen’s “Halleluiah.” A dear friend to her Class of ’58 nursing school classmates, enjoying a monthly luncheon and fellowship after 50 years. A loving mother and devoted sister, and those who knew her will miss her, but we rejoice that she has entered the kingdom of heaven. Friends received from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, Pa. 15904.
Evelyn J. Schultz
SCHULTZ – Evelyn J., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Harmony House Manor.
Janet M. (Adams) Riposo
RIPOSO – Janet M. (Adams), 80, Bethlen Home, Ligonier, formerly of Somerset Pike, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Latrobe Area Hospital.
Peggy A. Poling
POLING – Peggy A., 64, South Fork, died after a brave battle with cancer Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
KANIUK – Steve, 77, Central City, died Dec. 7, 2013.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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