GALLITZIN — PLAZEK – Robert C. “Bob,” 78, Gallitzin, died Nov. 19, 2012, at Altoona Hospital. Born Oct. 22, 1934, in Sankertown, son of the late Walter and Mary (Conrad) Plazek. Preceded in death by wife, the former Patricia Conrad, on Oct. 10, 1993; infant daughter, Brenda, in 1964; brothers, Bill and Gary; and sisters, Betty Halarz and Sandra Conway. Survived by daughters, Nancy (Brian) Wagner, Gallitzin; Connie (David) Itell, Loretto; grandchildren, Hunter and Patty Wagner; brothers, John and Jim (Phyllis), both of Sankertown; Ted (Theresa) and Leo, both of Loretto; and Roy, Gallitzin; brother-in-law, Stanley Halarz, Sankertown; and sisters-in-law, Patty Plazek, Lilly; and Kay Plazek, Sankertown. Bob retired in 2001 from SCI-Cresson as a corrections officer. An Air Force veteran of Korean War. Member of Loretto American Legion. A graduate of Cresson High School. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and playing the lottery. Member of St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Albert Ledoux, celebrant. Committal, St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin, where vigil service will be held Friday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Gallitzin Fire Company or Gallitzin Ambulance service in Bob’s memory. Military rites by Loretto American Legion and other local military organizations. (www.gibbonsfunerals.com)
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Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
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Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
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H. Matthew Gearhart
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Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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