JOHNSTOWN — CAPLE – K. Grady Jr., 81, Johnstown, formerly of Westminster, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. Born Feb. 22, 1931, in Sandy Mount, son of the late Kenneth Grady Caple Sr. and E. Mae (Hill) Caple. He was the husband of Norma Jean (Burkett Dodson) Caple. He was a 1949 graduate of Westminster High School and was his senior class vice president. He played on Westminster High School’s first ever football team. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer, USS Benner. He enjoyed the outdoors and served as a game warden for many years in Carroll County. He wrote a column in the Carroll County Times paper for several years regarding outdoor life. He also worked for the state of Maryland as an auditor in the sales tax division until his retirement in 1983. He enjoyed traveling and took many RV trips throughout the United States during his lifetime. After his retirement, he became an avid skier and enjoyed skiing at various resorts. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Melvin Hoffman, Accident, Md.; son and daughter-in-law, Bart and Carol Caple, Lake Charles, La.; daughter, Tina Caple, Northeast, Md.; sisters and spouses, Phyllis and Jack Bowersox, and Patricia and David Burkholder, all of Westminster; brother and spouse, Wayne H. and Sharon Caple, Oakland, Md.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Ray A. Caple. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Boyer officiating. Interment will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Md., at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths June 19, 2013
BEREZONSKY – Mike, 88, Akron, Ohio, passed away June 17, 2013.
BILISKI – William “Bill,” 81, Ohio, died June 13, 2013.
Steven J. Bloxsom Sr.
BLOXSOM – Steven J. Sr., 48, Scalp Level, passed away June 17, 2013.
Robert Millard Bracken
BRACKEN – Lt. JG Robert Millard, 71, a native of Johnstown and a resident of Daphne, Ala., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013
CHATARI – Ralph, “Mr. C,” 80, Mooresville, N.C., passed away of congestive heart failure on Monday, June 17, 2013.
Irene L. (Bertram) Erzak
ERZAK – Irene L. (Bertram), 85, Ebensburg, died June 16, 2013, in West Milford, N.J.
Dorothy Carolyn Fesman
FESMAN – Dorothy Carolyn, 95, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord Monday, June 17, 2013, following a long illness.
Willard E. Fyock
FYOCK – Willard E. “Bill,” 94, Windber, died June 18, 2013.
Jeffrey Scott Gates
GATES – Jeffrey Scott, 52, Johnstown, died June 18, 2013, at home.
LEONE – George “Gary,” 66, Hastings, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Martha Jean Mutch
MUTCH – Martha Jean, 89, Lilly, passed away June 17, 2013.
Katherine M. Eckenrode Nazick
NAZICK – Katherine M. Eckenrode, 69, Blacklick Township, passed away June 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
SPANTAK – Andrew, 84, Johnstown, died June 18, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
- Today's Funerals June 19, 2013
- District Deaths June 18, 2013
BENT – Mrs. Evelyn, 98, Windber, died June 16, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Gary J. Berkey Jr.
BERKEY – Gary J. Jr., 48, Johnstown, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Paul J. Bertram
BERTRAM – Paul J., 59, Ebensburg, formerly of Lilly and Carrolltown, passed away June 14, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
Raymond E. Dupas
DUPAS – Raymond E., 73, Hastings, passed away June 16, 2013, at home.
Robert Martin Fry
FRY – Robert Martin “Pappy Cal,” 81, Mundys Corner, went to heaven June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Carole Ann Gates
GATES – Carole Ann, 70, Johnstown, died June 16, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital.
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