BROWNSVILLE — TUNNEY – Edward, 86, Brownsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. He was born July 15, 1926, in Clarksville, son of Clifford and Mabel (McCleary) Tunney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret (Peggy) Tunney; second wife, Susan Tunney; two sisters, Muriel (Tunney) Nickalo and Ruth (Tunney) Jones; five brothers, Earl, Clifford Gene, Melvin, Glenn and Norman Lee Tunney; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Tunney. Ed was a member of the U.S. Navy. After that he worked for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp. in Allenport as a pipefitter and then eventually worked his way into management. He enjoyed hunting, campfires and just being outdoors. Ed also belonged to the Elks, Brownsville; the Nixon Gun Club; Charleroi Archery Club; and First United Methodist Church, Brownsville. He is survived by his son, John Tunney, Stockdale; daughter, Linda Rawlins, and husband, Harvey, Johnstown; four grandchildren, Jane Tunney; Jennifer Ferrence, and husband, Matthew; Kathy Rentz, and husband, Daniel; and Jill Benson, and husband, Steven; one great-grandson, Jozef Ferrence; sister, Kathleen (Beck) Holzapfel; two brothers, Walter Tunney and Ray Tunney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. David Chin, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. To sign the online guestbook, log onto www.novakfuneralhome.net.
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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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