LILLY — RIGGLE – Joseph E., 84, Martha’s Manor, Lilly, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Born July 30, 1929, in Blair County, son of Irene Price. He shared a home with Trella A. Bowser for 50-plus years, who passed away Nov. 9, 1996. Joe never had children of his own, but dearly loved Trella’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He helped in many ways to support and befriend them. Survived by Trella’s children, Eugene, Fred, Blanche Smith, Mabel Helbig, Raymond, Fern Miner and Lucy Long; and his best buddy for 48 1/2 years, Dick Long. Preceded in death by Trella’s children, Lemuel, Elwood, Roy and Chester. Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from Nov. 9, 1948, until his honorable discharge on July 14, 1952, having served with the 5th Constabulary Squadron in Germany. He earned an occupation medal and was an intermediate radio operator. He loved hunting, woodworking and playing music with his guitar, especially at nursing homes and other public places. Joe shared eight-plus years with Emma Jean Buchkovich and her family, who treated him like family. He spent his past two years at Martha’s Manor with his family members, Eugene and Martha Bowser and their family. He loved staying there and made many wonderful friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of his immediate family. Arrangements by J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank.
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Rosalie Augusta (Miller) Beatty
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Richard L. DelSignore
DelSIGNORE – Richard L., 87, Upper Yoder, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Emma Jean (Blough) Harrison
HARRISON – Emma Jean (Blough), 85, Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Johnstown, died May 18, 2013, at home.
HILL – Josephine, 93, Johnstown, died May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Kimmel
KIMMEL – Thomas G., 88, Maple Ridge, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Pete J. Piemonte
PIEMONTE – Pete J., 77, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla.
Daniel James Steele
STEELE – Daniel James, 61, Mundys Corner, formerly of Michigan, passed away May 20, 2013.
STOFKO – Mary, 89, Johnstown, died May 19, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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Lois K. Bunnell
BUNNELL – Lois K., 98, a resident of Colonial Courtyard in Clearfield, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Eleanor E. Henning
HENNING – Eleanor E., 82, Johnstown, passed away May 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Ann Luprek
LUPREK – Mary Ann, 70, Geistown, died peacefully May 19, 2013, at Windber Hospice surrounded by family.
James C. Martin
MARTIN – James C., 69, South Fork, died May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dorothy J. Mock
MOCK – Dorothy J., 83, Windber, died May 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mark Eldon Moyer
MOYER – Mark Eldon, 92, Davidsville, went home to the Lord May 18, 2013, at his home.
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Rillie Lee Mattson
MATTSON – Rillie Lee, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep May 5, 2013.
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.
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