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.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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