SPENCER, N.Y. — HERKO – Joseph, 90, Spencer, N.Y., a former resident of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, after an illness. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Johnstown, son of Alexander and Eva (Zahoran Hobor) Herko. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Mary, Helen and Anna; and brothers, Michael, Samuel, John, Alexander, Stephen, Thomas and Peter. Survived by sister, Agnes. On June 27, 1969, he married Arlene Laterman Strope, and widowed in 1995. His stepchildren are Donna Wild (John), William (deceased), Diane Alve (Chuck Brooks), Janis Strope, Michael and Donna Manning (Craig). He had 12 stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Henrico. He worked for Banfield Co. and then P&R Oil Co., having retired in 1994. Memorial and military services were held at noon Jan. 5 at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, N.Y., by the Rev. Phil Jordan and Navy personnel. Interment will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family at Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, N.Y.
Dr. George W. Katter
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Donald W. Hamilton
HAMILTON – Donald W. “Bud,” 90, Johnstown, died May 23, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jean A. Wray
WRAY – Jean A., 89, Vintondale, passed away May 23, 2013, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana.
Mary Lou Wantiez
WANTIEZ – Mary Lou, 75, Elton Heights, went to her eternal reward May 24, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family.
Michel P. Smolar
SMOLAR – Michael P., 48, Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Elton Heights, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 25, 2013.
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
WEAVER – Willa Mae, 72, Central City, died May 24, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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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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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.
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