SALIX — SPIKER – Barry L., 60, Salix, died Dec. 28, 2012, at Select Specialty, Johnstown. Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Johnstown, son of Calvin and Betty (Hesaltine) Spiker. Preceded in death by parents and mother-in-law, Veleda A. Survived by loving wife of 19 years, the former Cheryl Layman; father-in-law, Roy Layman; sister, Ruth, married to Jeff Slavich, Johnstown; special niece, Lacey, married to Randy Ott, Johnstown; sisters-in-law, Sandra “Sis,” married to Gary L. Mader; and Carole, married to Ray Wolfhope; and brother-in-law, Harlan Layman, married to the former Sharon Howarth. He graduated from Johnstown High School, and was an active member of Riverside Volunteer Fire Company. At Barry’s request, there will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, the Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck, officiating. Private interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Park Avenue United Methodist Church. For online condolences, please visit www.geiselfh.com.
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Donald W. Hamilton
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Jean A. Wray
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Mary Lou Wantiez
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Michel P. Smolar
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Robert J. Killian
KILLIAN – Robert J. “Bob,” 58, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
George Hudson Jr.
HUDSON – George Jr., 89, Cresson, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.
Willa Mae Weaver
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Elizabeth L. Bongiovanni
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Maurice Leo Moore
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Regis V. Varmecky
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Fred Richard Kramer
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Zachary E. Lamer
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Beverly Y. Naylor
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