PATTON — BAKER – Nelson W. Sr., 62, Patton, passed away Sept. 14, 2013, at home. He was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Spangler, son of Walter and Dorothy (Maines) Baker. Preceded in death by his father, and son, Nelson W. Baker Jr. (Carnegie Hero Award recipient in 1998). In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Diane (Couturiaux) Baker, whom he married Aug. 16, 1969; son, Luke Seth, at home; and daughter, Melissa Reana, and fiance, Rick Ramsey, Patton; grandchildren, Nathan, Jenna Hannah Rose and Ricky Nelson; brothers, Kenneth (Phyllis), Cherry Tree, and Terry (Phyllis), Altoona; several nieces and nephews; and a special pet, Dixie. He was a 1968 graduate of Cambria Heights and worked for GTE Telephone Co. in Ott for 15 years. He attended Joyline Ministries and enjoyed boating, fishing, coin collecting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. He was the 1981 and 1982 Arm-bender Champion in Ohio Arm Wrestling Competition. Friends will be received Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1004 N. Main St., Patton, the Rev. Joyce Mitchell. Committal, Union Cemetery, St. Boniface. (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.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.
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- 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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