WINDBER — STATLER – Bruce A., 79, Windber, died Nov. 27, 2012, at Windber Hospice. Born Jan. 17, 1933, in Windber, son of the late Charles and Luella (Knavel) Statler. Also preceded in death by brother, Robert; and daughter-in-law, Connie Statler. Survived by wife, the former Shirley Marino; and sons, Randy, and wife, Molly; and Pastor Charles B., married to the former Betsy Thomas, both of Windber. Grandfather to Faith, wife of Christopher Bollinger; Andrew, and wife, Maxine; Brandon Statler; Nicole; and Christopher; and great-grandfather to Hannah Joel Bollinger. Brother-in-law to Anna Pearl Statler; Elizabeth Terlingo; Angeline Pieraccini; and Charles Marino Jr., and wife, Peggy. Bruce was a life member of Rummel Church of the Brethren and a former Paint Township supervisor. He was a truck driver for Sun Oil Co. for 32 years, and was very active, and former chief of Windber Fire Company. Member of Johnstown Lodge 538 F&AM and Johnstown Shrine Club. At Bruce’s request, there will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rummel Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Ruby Mader, pastor, officiating. Private interment at Berkey Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Windber Hospice in Bruce’s memory. Arrangements by Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. (www.meekfuneralhome.com)
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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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