JOHNSTOWN — BRENDLE – Devon Lew Sr. “Smokey,” Richland, passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 2, 1934, in Johnstown, son of the late Frank and Lorena Brendle. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, the former Shirley Zimmerman. He was a loving father to son, Devon L. Brendle Jr., married to the former Pamela Cook, Elton; and daughter, Dr. Melissa Murray, married to Terrence P. Murray IV, Jenners. Beloved grandfather to Amanda Brendle Baran, married to Chris, West Virginia; and cherished great-grandfather to Ian Baran. Also survived by brother, Dorsey “Pete,” and sister-in-law, Catherine Brendle, Richland; special niece, Donna Schroding Conard, and nephew, Dennis Schroding. Preceded in death by sister, Regina Schroding. A graduate of Richland High School. Formerly employed at Sunshine Biscuit Corp. and former owner of Florie Diebold Food Brokerage Co. Member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Navy veteran and member of Korean War Veteran’s Post 1 and Richland American Legion. Devon loved his alma mater, Richland High School, and Richland Ram’s football team. He was a true American patriot who loved his country. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Pastor Custead, officiating. Entombment, Richland Mausoleum. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of Korean Veterans Honor Guard and Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW.
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ALEX – Gregory, 58, Pittsburgh and Kigali, Rwanda, Africa, formerly of Ebensburg, died May 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh.
DIRENZO – Nicholas, 81, Hollsopple, died May 22, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Fred Richard Kramer
KRAMER – Fred Richard, 83, Salix, went to be with the Lord May 22, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Zachary E. Lamer
LAMER – Zachary E., 23, Northern Cambria, passed away May 18, 2013.
Beverly Y. Naylor
NAYLOR – Beverly Y., 77, Cambria Care Center, formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Shawn Michael Ohala
OHALA – Shawn Michael “Punky,” 27, Johnstown, went to be with Lord May 22, 2013, unexpectedly due to respiratory complications.
Jamie Richard Papinchak
PAPINCHAK – Jamie Richard, 38, Bradford, Pa., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Elkins, W.Va.
Elimore Christine (Buksa) Picklo
PICKLO – Elinore Christine (Buksa), Grand Forks, N.D., formerly of Wilmington, Del., died May 14, 2013.
PLUMMER – Marlin, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away March 25, 2013.
Timothy R. Weise Sr.
WEISE – Timothy R. “Tim” Sr., Cresson, died unexpectedly May 21, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
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John F. Chrisko
CHRISKO – John F. “Jack,” 68, Jamestown, passed away May 21, 2013, at home.
James Joseph Hannaway
HANNAWAY – James Joseph, 82, Robindale Heights, passed away May 21, 2013, at home.
Norman J. Lee Sr.
LEE – Norman J. Sr., 76, Cresson, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
Christa S. McClellan
McCLELLAN – Christa S., 42, New Florence, passed away May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Sharon Denise Miller
MILLER – Sharon Denise, 62, Cairnbrook, died May 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dennis O. Robertson
ROBERTSON – Dennis O., 74, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013.
Mary Etta Yeckley
YECKLEY – Mary Etta, 86, Carrolltown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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