PATTON — HITE – Josephine L. “Jo,” 56, Eckenrode Mill Road, Patton, died Nov. 17, 2012, at home. Born March 19, 1956, in Spangler, daughter of the late Carl and Madeline (Holmberg) Durbin. Preceded in death by infant sister, Theresa. Survived by husband, Kevin, whom she married July 28, 1973, in Chest Springs; children, Melisa Hite, Patton; Heather Novotny (Blaise), Ebensburg; and Kevin ll (Amy Kline), Carrolltown; six grandchildren, Jocelyn Hornick, Trevor Novotny, Benjamin Hite, Tessa Novotny, Hannah Rose Hite and Eli Hite. Sister of Mary Watt, James, Richard, Jeanette Adams, Patrick, Elaine, Paul and Gregory. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jo enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards. Graduated with honors in 1991 from St. Francis College, Loretto, with a degree in business management. Owned and operated Family Business in Carrolltown. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Jude Brady OSB, celebrant. Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, where a vigil service will be held Monday. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to United Cerebral Palsy or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Jo’s memory.
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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.
Stella Ann (Francek) Sewalk
SEWALK – Stella Ann (Francek), 95, Johnstown, went to be with her Lord May 16, 2013, at home.
Doris J. Sowerbrower
SOWERBROWER – Doris J., 71, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at home.
Michael G. Yurasek
YURASEK – Michael G., Ohio, 71, passed away May 10, 2013.
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Charles Richard Allison
ALLISON – Charles Richard, Florence, S.C., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, after a sudden illness.
Roberta E. Heming
HEMING – Roberta E. “Bertie”, 67, Robinson, died May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
OMASTA – Mary, 83, died May 15, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin, formerly of Old Orchard Way.
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Ruth C. (Coppersmith) Anderson
ANDERSON – Ruth C. (Coppersmith), 71, passed away May 9, 2013.
Elsie E. Beichner
BEICHNER – Elsie E., 98, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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