RICHLAND — WINGARD – C. Dean, 75, Richland, died Feb. 14, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor surrounded by loving family and caring staff of Crossroads. Born July 4, 1937, in Richland Township, son of Harvey R. and Mary E. (Hostetler) Wingard. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Nancy A., wife of Alex Refi; and nephew, Larry Wissinger. Survived by wife of 52 years, Eleanor A. (Papinchak) Wingard; children, Lisa D., wife of Timothy Jones, Windber; and Carla J., wife of Randy Straw; Dean J., husband of Angela (Zlater); and Mona J., wife of David D’Ambrosia, all of Richland; and grandchildren, Danielle (Jones) Kalp; Shannon Jones; Kurtis Straw; Ethan and Brynn Wingard; and Nicholas, Adam and Matthew D’Ambrosia. Also survived by sister, Marion E., wife of Donald Wissinger, Hyndman, Pa.; and loving brother, H. Jay, husband of Janice (Rich) Wingard, Richland. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Dean served in the U.S. Army Reserves with the 424th Transportation Co., and with the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. He started his banking career at the former Dale National Bank in 1955, and later became senior vice president at Cenwest Bank. Following the 1991 merger of Cenwest and Peoples Bank and Trust of Jennerstown with First Commonwealth Financial Corp., Dean was named president of Peoples Bank, where he served until his retirement. He also served on the board of directors of Conemaugh Valley Mutual Insurance Co. as treasurer. Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, golfing with his buddies and following his children and grandchildren in school and in sports. He loved being with people and enjoyed life. He will be missed. Member of Scalp Level Trinity United Methodist Church, Windber, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Fred Monk, the Rev. David Evans, and Deacon Tom Papinchak, officiating. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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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.
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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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.
Sharon Denise Miller
MILLER – Sharon Denise, 62, Cairnbrook, died May 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dennis O. Robertson
ROBERTSON – Dennis O., 74, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013.
Mary Etta Yeckley
YECKLEY – Mary Etta, 86, Carrolltown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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