EBENSBURG — KIMBALL – L. Robert, 89, Ebensburg, passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born March 6, 1923, in Ebensburg, son of the late Leo C. and Ursula (Myers) Kimball. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he is preceded in death by his brothers, John R. and William Kimball, and his sister, Kathryn J. “Susie” Dandrea- Long. A humble man of accomplishment, he often said that his family was his best accomplishment. He will be sadly missed by the love of his life, his wife, Mary Louise (McNelis) Kimball, to whom he was married almost 66 years; children, John (Sheila) Kimball; Ann (Csaba) Balazs; Kitty Kimball Gleason; R. Jeffrey (Debbi) Kimball; Susie (Leo) McCafferty; Sandy (Thomas) Giotto; Patty (Jeff) Kendall; Greta (Art) Rooney; and Mary Jo (Andy) Hopton. Also survived by 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Kimball retired in 2011 as president/CEO of L. Robert Kimball and Associates, the company he founded in 1953. He started his career in Ebensburg as a two-person surveying and civil engineering firm and grew it to its present status as an employer of as many as 600 employees and 16 offices. A graduate and recipient of the Distinquished Alumnus Award at Pennsylvania State University and a registered engineer in seven states, Mr. Kimball also was a highly decorated war hero, having served as an Air Force captain in World War II. The recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Clusters and the Croiz de Guerre (France’s highest military award). He also served as a major in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. Mr. Kimball had been awarded a myriad of philanthropic, civic, professional and social awards and held memberships in many civic organizations. He also was an inspired artist, having painted many family portraits and landscapes of his beautiful second home “Klein Immergrun,” which was often the site of many creative endeavors and family celebrations. Member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, where a funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Msgr. Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Church. Entombment at Holy Name Mausoleum. In lieu of other memorials, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the charity of your choice.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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