ROBINSON — BUSCH – Orea A., 82, Robinson, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Beacon Ridge, Indiana. Born Dec. 19, 1929, in Robinson, daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Miller) Nixon. Also preceded in death by husband, Maxwell “Boots” Busch; daughter, Debbie Boring; brothers, Wilson, John, Clark, Dave and Dan; and infant brother, Irvin Nixon. Survived by daughter, Carla Busch, Homer City; grandchildren, Opal, and husband, Rodney Rhodes, Houston; and Chris Boring, Penn View; son-in-law, Edward Boring, Penn View; sister, Jean Wise, Latrobe; and brothers, Tom, and wife, Felicia Nixon, Sun City, Fla.; and Ray Nixon, Hillsdale; also numerous nieces and nephews. Orea was a member of Robinson Evangelical United Methodist Church, where she was able to provide the land for the new church to be built. A longtime bowler at Bolivar Lanes in various leagues and served the community as a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul, a Girl Scout leader and on the election board for West Weatfield Township. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Future inurnment at Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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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