EBENSBURG — SMITH – William Allen, 82, Ebensburg, passed away Feb. 2, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Vintondale, son of the late John M. and Mary E. (Donahue) Smith. Preceded in death by sisters, Mary, Ann, Catherine, Rebecca Jane, Hazel and Patricia; brother, John; stepson-in-law, Jerry Caldwell; and stepdaughter-in-law, Denise Donaldson. Survived by wife, Mary Ann Donaldson-Smith; former wife, Nancy Smith, and their children, Darlene (Tom) Kubas, Greensburg; Pamela Kimmell and Brenda (Buck) Edwards, both of Beyer; and William Jr., Maryland; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by stepsons, Bob, Mark, Bill and Larry Donaldson; stepdaughters, Terry Caldwell, Karen (Glynn) Tummino, Judy (Andy) Mulato and Lori (“Doc” Mike) Tatarko; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Swartz and Elsie Turous, Johnstown; sister-in-law, Margaret Smith, Vintondale; and many nieces and nephews. Bill and Mary Ann enjoyed 23 years together touring all 50 states, many provinces in Canada, Europe, Central America, Caribbean and winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Bill went to grade and high school in Vintondale, as well as attended Cuyahago Community College and graduated from Ursuline College, Ohio. Bill served proudly in the U.S. Army twice right before the end of World War II and again in Korea. He held several jobs over the years including working in the coal mines, steel mills, post office, and retired from the Defense Department. Lifetime member of VFW, NARFE and AFSCME. At his request there will be no visitation. A gathering of friends will be held from 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, followed by funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Name Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests memorial donations to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St., Suite 5E, Johnstown, Pa. 15901, or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mini-Mall, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931.
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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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