PORTAGE — POORMAN – Lester D., 73, Portage, passed away surrounded by his family Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 14, 1938, in Portage, son of George and Rosella (Pauley) Poorman. Preceded in death by parents; son, Thomas A. Williams; grandson, Jason T. Williams; and brother-in-law, Charles Nagle. Lester is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, former Janet J. Riggleman, and these children: James A. Williams, Texas; Cathy L., wife of Terry White, Portage; Joseph R. Williams, and wife, Donna (Chappell), Texas; Mark L. Poorman, and wife, Michele (Vena), Portage; and Kimberly K., wife of Terry G. Seaman Jr., Portage. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Brother of Rose Marie Nagle, Johnstown; David Poorman, and wife, Elizabeth (Sease); and George Poorman, and wife, Mary Lou (McKrush), Portage. Lester was a graduate of Portage Area High School. He worked as a steelworker, coal miner and MSHA federal health and safety inspector. Prior to his working career, he served as a military police officer for two years while stationed in Germany. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Steelers and NASCAR fan. Lester mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and was especially happy when he was with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and all that knew him. Funeral arrangements were in care of Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage. As per Lester’s wishes, funeral service was held privately for the family, the Rev. Daniel Hellmann of Wesleyan Holiness Church, Portage, officiated. Committal was held at Prospect Cemetery, Portage. Memorial donations can be made in Lester’s name to Wesleyan Holiness Church and/or the Portage Public Library.
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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.
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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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