EBENSBURG — BENDER – Martin W. Sr., 69, Ebensburg, passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at Altoona Regional Health System – Altoona Hospital. Born May 23, 1943, in Patton, son of the late Harry and Catherine (Link) Bender. Survived by wife, the former Agnes Weakland, to whom he was married 48 years; and children, Martin Jr., married to the former Jacqueline Sloan, Johnstown; and Christine Bender, Ebensburg. Also survived by grandson, William “Billy” Bender, Johnstown; mother-in-law, Inez Weakland, formerly of Carrolltown; brothers, Richard (Nancy) Bender and Regis (Carol) Bender, both of Johnstown; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Martin retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Franklin Plant, and was a member of United Steelworkers union. Also a member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church and Ebensburg Council 522 Knights of Columbus. Martin enjoyed woodworking and camping at Raystown and Glendale Lakes. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where Knights of Columbus memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. and a vigil prayer service also will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. Entombment, Holy Name Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to Martin’s family.
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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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