JOHNSTOWN — THOMAS – Richard L., 90, Tanneryville, died Dec. 20, 2012, at home. Born May 20, 1922, in Johnstown, son of the late Blair and Hazel (Adams) Thomas. Also preceded in death by wife, Lois M. (Luther); children, Tommy, Ruth Uncapher and Sgt. 1st Class Norma Lockhart; grandsons, Richard E. and Stephen Scott; and siblings, Louella Stoner, Cliff, Carl, Glenn and Alan Thomas. Survived by children, Rhonda (Bob Masotta), Florida; Richard (Dorothy Sharp), Johnstown; Jerry (Michelle Urban), Johnstown; Don (Kim Potts), Johnstown; Rita (Glenn Strandquest), Johnstown; Daryl (Chrissy Verrette), Florida; and Ira, Johnstown; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter; also numerous nieces and nephews. Graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. World War II Army veteran, having served in many battles in European and North African campaigns, receiving six Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. Retired machinist from Lower Cambria Department of Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp., with 42 years of service. Tax collector for West Taylor Township for 24 years. Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and golf with his boys. In his younger years, he was a very good baseball player. His favorite retreat was Prince Gallitzin State Park. Friends received from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Albright United Methodist Church, Pastor Carol Hickman, officiating. Private interment will be held at Benshoff Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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