JOHNSTOWN — BAKER – Naomi Ruth, 78, Johnstown, died Feb. 12, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 2, 1934, in Johnstown, daughter of August S. and Gertrude A. (Miller) Paige. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Samuel, Edward, August and Clyde Paige; and sister, Bertha Krivach. Survived by her loving husband of 48 1/2 years, Robert “Mick” Baker; daughter, Paige A., wife of Daniel J. Boyer, Johnstown; and granddaughter, Danielle Paige Boyer. Sister of Mathilda G. Poehner, Lynchburg, Va.; and Kenneth E. Paige, Fort Wayne, Ind. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Louise Paige and Kathleen Paige, both of Johnstown; Pearl Beretsel, DuBois; and Janet Baker, Michigan; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Naomi was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she sung in the choir. She retired from the Greater Johnstown School District, where she was a teacher for 35 years. Also a member of the “Lunch Bunch.” She was the best wife, mom and nana ever and will be missed by her family and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St. Family and friends will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, where funeral service will be held, the Rev. Michael VanDyke, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 613 Locust St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901, in memory of Naomi. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
- District Deaths May 25, 2013
Elizabeth L. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Elizabeth L. “Betsy,” 78, Johnstown, died May 23, 2013, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
Maurice Leo Moore
MOORE – Maurice Leo, 93, Penn Run, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Regis V. Varmecky
VARMECKY – Regis V. “Reg,” 62, Johnstown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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- District Deaths May 24, 2013
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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- District Deaths May 23, 2013
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.
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