DAVIDSVILLE — SHIRK – Jacob D. Jr., 92, Davidsville, died Jan. 22, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born Aug. 12, 1920, in North Woodbury Township, Blair County, son of Jacob D. Sr. and Verle (Shriner) Shirk. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 45 years, Helen (Shultz) Shirk; and sisters, Alma Miller and Ruth Pumphrey. Survived by sisters, Mary Moore, Ina (Roy) Miller, Mae (Charles) Clark and Jane Shirk; brother, Blair (Marguerite) Shirk; brother-in-law, Richard Shultz; sister-in-law, Louise Shultz, and many nieces and nephews. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Hollsopple, where he had previously served on administrative council, was a trustee and church treasurer for many years. He was a graduate of Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg, and IUP with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in education from West Virginia University. He retired from Greater Johnstown School District. Jake was a World War II Army veteran. He enjoyed volunteering with St. Francis Caring and Sharing Food Pantry. Also a member of Conemaugh Lions Club and was named a Lellow in the Lions Club of Pennsylvania Foundation. Family receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church, Hollsopple, Pastors Edward C. Patterson, Robert Hinrichsen and Wes Yoder, officiating. Please make donations to Bethel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, the ACSC at Laurel View Village or St. Francis Food Pantry, Hollsopple.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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