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)
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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