UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — HOWARD – Paul A., 91, Upper Yoder, died March 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1921, in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Anna (Smith) Howard. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Mary Henry and Elizabeth Conaway; brothers Frank, George, Lawrence “Bud,” Arlington and John; and grandson, Dr. Mark Larnick. Survived by wife of 67 years, Evelyn (Metzger); children, Paulette, married to Joe Wohl, Chambersburg; Floyd, married to the former Elaine Connah, Johnstown; and Chris, married to the former Linda Rauch, Upper Yoder Township; grandchildren, Brooke, married to Bryan; Justin, married to Ashley; Renee; Courtney, married to Bob; and Carey, married to Ryan; great-grandchildren, Chase and Luke Raino, Annika Cassol, Bradley and Wesley Smith and Damian and Dominic Chiodo; and a sister, Bertha Toth, New York. Life member of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, where he was a deacon. Attended New Life Christian Fellowship and most recently, Bridge to Life church. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams, the Pirates being his favorite. Paul enjoyed walking and telling jokes. His constant smile will be missed. World War II Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Retired from Goucher Street School. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Pastor Chris Valente. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery, where military service will be held by Post 155 Ritual Team. Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235 or Help Hospitalized Veterans, Attention: Michael Lynch, P.O. Box 98088, Washington, D.C. 20090.
- District Deaths May 19, 2013
Matthew P. Adams
ADAMS – Matthew P., 20, New Holland, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.
Charles E. Block Sr.
BLOCK – Charles E. Sr., 75, Blacklick Township, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.
Agnes (Popovich) Cardone
CARDONE – Agnes (Popovich) 88, Palmdale, Calif., formerly of Windber, passed away May 15, 2013.
Carmel C. Coco
COCO – Carmel C., 95, died peacefully at home May 18, 2013.
Anna Mae Kopsic
KOPSIC – Anna Mae, 86, Presbyterian Home, Johnstown, formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Frank J. Szymusiak
SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Helen M. (Til) Gembinski
GEMBINSKI – Helen M. (Til), 88, Richland, a longtime resident of Lorain Borough, passed away May 17, 2013, at home.
Gladys I. Wiesinger
WIESINGER – Gladys I., 97, Lower Yoder Township, went to be with her Heavenly Father May 13, 2013.
Glenn W. Wirick
WIRICK – Glenn W., 67, Ebensburg and Dumfries, Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Sentara Potomac Hospital of Woodbridge.
Jean (Gibson-Lavely) Yuhas
YUHAS (GIBSON-LAVELY) – Jean, 82, Lower Yoder, died May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Melody Ann Black
BLACK – Melody Ann, 55, Johnstown, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jacqueline (Winning) Griffith
GRIFFITH – Jacqueline “Jacquie” (Winning), 51, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Esther L. (Weaver) Hyde
HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie.
Richard Miller McQuade
McQUADE – Richard Miller, 94, Stoystown, died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Elmer L. Piper Sr.
PIPER – Elmer L. Sr., 75, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at Good Sam Nursing Care Center.
William W. Resick
RESICK – William W., 70, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Joseph W. Robey Jr.
ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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