DUNCANSVILLE — WOLF – David “Rod,” 82, Duncansville, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Altoona Regional. Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Ebensburg, son of the late John A. and Edna (Evans) Wolf. He married Lois Nicodemus Johnnie on Feb. 8, 1995, in Altoona. Surviving are his wife; sons, David (Amanda), Ashburn, Va.; and Brian (Karen), Norfolk, Mass.; sisters, Daryle Withington, Hollidaysburg; and Barbara (Charles) McFadden, Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Teresa, Kathleen, Sarah and Elizabeth Wolf. Also survived by stepchildren, Douglas (Nancie) Johnnie and Kim (Kenneth) Defilbugh; and stepgrandchildren, Douglas and Angelina Johnnie and Julie Riehl. Predeceased by brothers, Donald, John Anthony Jr., and infant, Robert; and sisters, Naomi Annin, Leone Eivers, Gretchen Straple, and infant, Carol Wolf. Also predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Dostal Wolf. Rod was a 1948 graduate of Ebensburg High School and attended Columbia University in New York. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953. He was the owner of WRTA radio station and 1240 Associates advertising agency. Member of United Way (chairman), American Heart Association (past president), Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, Altoona Association of Manufactures and other civic and philanthropic organizations. He was a political analyst for more than 40 years, having worked on local, regional and national campaigns, as well as television and radio election coverage for the Blair County region. He received countless local and national recognition for award winning editorials, including two Golden Quill Awards (Distinguished Achievement in Journalism and Editorial Radio Commentary). He was one of the first television personalities in the state of Pennsylvania and was of the youngest news anchors in the country. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, immediately followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Rod’s memory may be given to Blair County Humane Society. (www.centralpahumane.org)
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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