ARCH ROCK — BURKETT – Terry L., 65, Arch Rock, passed away at his home Jan. 17, 2013, son of Mildred Burkett, South Fork, and the late Ronald Burkett. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Dennis Burkett, Kentucky. He graduated from the former Triangle Area High School, now known as Forest Hills High School. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and retired as a science teacher in the Juniata County School district with 35 years of service. Terry was a member of JCEA and a lifetime member of PSEA and NEA. He also was a charter member of JCEA’s Relay for Life team. In addition to teaching for the Juniata County School District, Terry taught computer courses for Penn State’s Elderhostel program. He was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Licking Creek, and an active member of their church choir. Terry also enjoyed singing with The Boyz, a Juniata County teachers singing group. Terry was a social member of the Crawford-Brubaker Post of the VFW, the Tuscarora Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, where he was a longtime committee member and sponsor, a member of the Mifflin County Dog Training Club and an avid Penn State and Steelers football fan. Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed all of nature’s beauty and the outdoor world. From an early age, he enjoyed fishing with his father and hunting. Later in life he pursued hobbies: Including beekeeping, orchid growing, ornithology (he was especially interested in eagle watching) and anything involving dogs. He was devoted to his friends and will always be remembered as a generous person. A plaque in memory of Terry will be installed at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Ministries Comfort Dog Fund, 333 W. Lake St., Addison, Ill. 60101 or call the LCC offices at (866) 455-6455. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with Pastor Chris Mathiason, officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Online condolences may be offered at www.hoenstinefuneralhome.com.
Walter H. Streilein
STREILEIN – Walter H., 89, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away May 17, 2013, at Friendship Village, Columbus, Ohio.
Hedy M. Shaffer
SHAFFER – Hedy M., 69, Windber, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
George J. Batovich
BATOVICH – George J., 67, Nanty Glo, died May 18, 2013, at home.
Dolores J. Shook
SHOOK – Dolores J., 79, Northern Cambria, passed away May 18, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Mary Angela (Montello) Vivadelli
VIVADELLI – Mary Angela (Montello), 98, passed away May 16, 2013, at her residence in Green Ridge Village, Newville.
RITKO – Verne “Dolly,” 93, Altoona, formerly of Johnstown, died May 18, 2013, at the Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.
Alma R. Hebner
HEBNER – Alma R., 76, Penn Run, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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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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