JOHNSTOWN — STILES – Samuel Lewis, 25, Johnstown, passed away Oct. 28, 2012, in Sasebo, Japan. Born Aug. 18, 1987 in Fairfax, Va., son of the late Coletta (McVay) Stiles. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by great-grandmother, Trella Shaffer. Survived by 3-year-old son, Ledger Elliot Stiles, and his mother, Corrina, Virginia; maternal grandmother, Freda Hudsky, Johnstown; paternal grandparents, Walter A. and Phyllis Stiles, Dilltown; father, Walter A. Stiles III; stepmother, Cheryl Vivian; and former stepmother, Rebecca (Gore) Stiles, all of Johnstown; brother, Walter A. Stiles IV, married to the former Stephanie Garcia; and nieces, Miley and Taelyn Stiles, all of San Antonio, Texas. Petty Officer Second Class Samuel Stiles joined the Navy in 2006 after graduating from Richland High School. Sam served several tours out to sea and deployments aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Sam was reborn at a Believer’s Baptism at Emmanuel Baptist Church on May 25, 1997. He was full of love and compassion. Sam will be sadly missed by all. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Rev. David Streets, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with military honors. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.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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