STRONGSVILLE, OHIO — KICK – Veronica, 88, Strongsville, Ohio, formerly of Summerhill, died Nov. 27, 2012, at Hospice Service of Southwest General Health Center, Strongsville. Born Aug. 15, 1924, in Benscreek, daughter of Michael and Theresa (Hlavaty) Dzurenko. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Edward Kick, who died June 9, 1978; infant son, Thomas E. Kick; sisters, Mary Yingling, Ann Peters and Margaret Byler; brothers, John and Michael; and son-in-law, James Shandor. Survived by daughter, Judy Shandor, Strongsville, Ohio; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sharon) Shandor, Brunswick, Ohio; and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gregory (Jaime) Shandor, Abilene, Texas; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita (Art) Coleman, Tennessee; Theresa Shandor, Michigan; and Joanie (Charles) Plishka, New Germany; and brother, Frank (Joann), Ohio; also numerous nieces and nephews. Vern was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Summerhill, and their Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed her career as an Avon representative for more than 40 years. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where the Rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. Friday, followed by vigil for the deceased. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, by Father Leon Hont, OSB. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Germany. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
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
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
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
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
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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