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)
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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