NORTHERN CAMBRIA — FAGAN – Freda Grace (Ross), 86, Northern Cambria, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center, HAIDA. Born March 15, 1926, in Ebensburg, daughter of John M. and Eva (Harvey) Ross. Preceded in death by parents; husband, George R. “Bud” Fagan Sr., who died in 1983; brother, Patrick Ross; and sisters, Norma Allen and Betsy Ross. Survived by her only son, George R. Fagan Jr., husband of Bonnie (Nicewonger), Erie; twin grandsons, Ross and Bruce Fagan; sister, Jean Avaritt, West Virginia; several loving nieces and nephews; special friend, Kathy Williams, Northern Cambria; and the “Girls from Nursing.” Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and former St. Patrick Catholic Church. Longtime member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas. A 1944 graduate of Ebensburg High School, and a 1947 graduate of Miners Hospital School of Nursing. Freda went on to work at Miners Hospital for 25 years as a registered nurse and the director of the nurse’s aide training program. After retiring from Miners Hospital, she continued working with area coal miners as a nurse for the Federal Black Lung Program. Freda was very proud of her Scotch-Irish heritage, she was fiercely independent, enjoyed playing cards and being with friends at Northern Cambria Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed vacations, seeing America and the occasional bus trip to the casino. But her most cherished role was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was most proud of her grandsons. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Chapel, Father Larry Lacovic, officiating. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery.
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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