BOLIVAR — MERRITT – Ronald H., 72, Bolivar, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 27, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 23, 1940, in Johnstown, son of late Harry W. and Helen M. (Frum) Merritt. Also preceded in death by wife, Judith A. (Hughes) Merritt; brothers, William and twin, Richard Merritt. Survived by daughters, Kelly Pardee, and husband, Michael, Bolivar; Trisha DeCasere, and husband, William, Coopersburg; and Kathy Maynacsik, and husband, Thomas, Brush Valley; grandchildren, Jordan, and wife, Jacqueline; Jessica Pardee; Brendan and Taylar Maynacsik; and William, Mitchell, Wesley and Morgan DeCasere; and sister, Barbara Suschak, and husband, Paul, New Florence. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served with both the 1st and 3rd Marine Divisions in two tours of Vietnam. Life member of American Legion, VFW and DAV. Member of Sunrise Church, Greensburg, and part owner of Four Seasons Barbecue. Interment, Armagh Cemetery. Military graveside honors will be given. Friends received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Pastor David W. Foster, officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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