RICHMOND, TEXAS — WILLS – Sarah G. Evans, Richmond, Texas, formerly of Irwin, Portage and Ebensburg, passed away Feb. 26, 2013, in Sugar Land, Texas. Born April 18, 1928, in Portage. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel William and Jennie May Evans; husband, James Francis; son, Mark Allan; and daughter-in-law, June Elizabeth Leslie. Survived by sons, William James, Rosenberg, Texas; Donald Walter (Kathleen), South Fork; and Jeffrey Dale Wills (Jenny), Gallitzin; daughter, Anita Louise Carlson, (Harold “Hal” Eugene), Richmond, Texas; sisters, Betty June Bracken (Phillip), Linda Darlene Babish (Frank) and Alice Louise Evans; and brother, Harry Kenneth Evans, all of Portage.; grandchildren, Susan, Donald, Shawn, David, Robert, Carol Hudson, Lan Wilson, Samuel Carlson, Dylan Carlson, Sheridee Hartzog and Natalie Hollows; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; as well as other loving family members and friends. Sarah was a farm girl and knew how to work hard. She was a great cook, baker and candy marker. Her life was never boring with five children, who were all strong willed. Her strong faith in Jesus Christ sustained her through many trials in her life. Widowed at 44, she pressed on and had a full life traveling all over the United States and Great Britain. Sarah moved to Texas with her daughter and family in 2000, leaving the cold and ice of Pennsylvania. She attended First Assembly of God, Rosenberg, and Pecan Grove Baptist Church, Richmond. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sarah requested, in lieu of flowers, monetary gifts be given to her family. Memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Pecan Grove Baptist Church, 1727 FM 359, Richmond, Texas. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Portage. To share memories of Sarah, please visit our website at www.hernandezfuneralhome.com.
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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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Melody Ann Black
BLACK – Melody Ann, 55, Johnstown, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jacqueline (Winning) Griffith
GRIFFITH – Jacqueline “Jacquie” (Winning), 51, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Esther L. (Weaver) Hyde
HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie.
Richard Miller McQuade
McQUADE – Richard Miller, 94, Stoystown, died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Elmer L. Piper Sr.
PIPER – Elmer L. Sr., 75, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at Good Sam Nursing Care Center.
William W. Resick
RESICK – William W., 70, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Joseph W. Robey Jr.
ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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