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.
- District Deaths Dec. 5, 2013
Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
- Today's Funerals Dec. 5, 2013
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
- Today's Funerals Dec. 4, 2013
- District Deaths Dec. 3, 2013
Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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