Recent Obituaries

Recent Obituaries

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Richard W. Shaffer -

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Shaffer,  Richard W., 59, Conemaugh, died Oct. 27, 2014. Born June 8, 1955, in Johnstown, son of the late John Russell and Irene (Saydak) Shaffer. Preceded in death by brother, Andrew Shaffer. Survived by wife, Kathleen (Berkich) Shaffer; children, Sharon Lee Shaffer, Alexandria, Va.; Holly Marie Mamo, married to Endale, Alexandria, Va.; and Nicholas John

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Betty “Bosa” J. Vuckovich -


Vuckovich, Betty Bosiljka, Johnstown, fell asleep in the Lord on Oct. 26, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center. Born Sept. 19, 1931, in Conemaugh, daughter of Lazo and Damjena (Buchan) Gjurich. Preceded in death by parents; uncle, Jovan Gjurich; husband, Lazo Vuckovich; sisters, Dorothy Gvozdich, Helen Saula, Zora Locher, Ljubica, Mila and Maryann; brothers, Milan, Peter, Dusan

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Paul R. Wicks -

Paul Wicks

Wicks, Paul R., 62, Somerset, died October 21, 2014 at In Touch Hospice. Born August 3, 1952 in Johnstown, son of the late Clifford and Velma (Long) Wicks. Preceded in death by a brother Arden Wicks and nephew Mark Travis Karan. Paul is survived by his loving wife Jean Ann (Gardner); son, Christopher and fiancé

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Irene Pegg -

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Pegg, Irene, 91, Johnstown, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical. Born Nov. 13, 1922, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Valentine and Marie Gabriel. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George E. Jr.; sisters, Julia Werba, Mary Johns, Bertha Nesmith and Margaret Turkovich; and

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Jeffrey W. Hipp -

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Hipp, Jeffrey W., 64, Daisytown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Born Jan. 14, 1950, in Johnstown, son of the late Frederick and Helen (Gore) Hipp. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Shark, and brother-in-law, Ron Shark. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mildred C. (Gregorich) Hipp, whom he

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Nancy Gardner -

Gardner, Nancy

Gardner, Nancy, 76, Johnstown, died  peacefully at home Oct. 22, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born April 15, 1938, in Johnstown, daughter of the late James and Vera (Berkheimer) Felix. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Harry Charles; daughters, Renee, married to James Patrick, Johnstown, and Carrie, Johnstown;

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Florence M. Freidhoff -

Florence M. Freidhoff

Freidhoff, Florence M., Johnstown, died Oct. 25, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home.  Born July 28, 1916, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Simon and Nellie (Tilley) Eckenrod. Florence is predeceased by her husband, Edgar H. Freidhoff; grandchildren, Tami, Traci and Pauline Freidhoff, Michele Knisel and David Washington; sisters, Martha, Jeanette, Stella, Mary, Bertha, Georgeina and

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Fay Muriel Hess -

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Hess, Fay Muriel, 81, of Glen Burnie, MD, died on October 22, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by family. She was born in Middlesex County, United Kingdom on March 12, 1933 to the late Guy and Doris Norcott. Mrs. Hess traveled to posts abroad with her husband during his military career, settling in the Glen

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Jerry L. Murphy -

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Murphy, Jerry L., 73 Westmont and Punta Gorda, FL, passed away peacefully October 22, 2014 at home. Born June 17, 1941 in Scalp Level, PA, he was a son of Homer & Mary (Wagner) Murphy. Preceded in death by parents, sisters, Janet Murphy & Harriet Berkey. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Judith (Stephenson)

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Robert W. Grayson -


Grayson, Robert W. Sr., 85, Johnstown, passed away October 22, 2014, at Cambria Care Center. Born April 9, 1929 in Johnstown. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ramona, and his son Raymond. He is survived by his 3 sons, 2 daughters, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great

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