JOHNSTOWN — ROLES – Lloyd L. “Rattle Snake Pete,” 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord and his son, Daniel, on March 5, 2013. Born May 17, 1930, in Johnstown, son of the late Wade and Esther (Stuart) Roles. In addition to his parents and son, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward F. and Wayne; and sister, Ethel Rager. Survived by loving wife of 56 years, Mary E. (Katancik) Roles, Richland Township; sons, David L., Cook Forest; and Darin J., Richland Township; daughter, Debra Adams, Cook Forest; grandchildren, Jody, Luke, Rebecca, Allison, Thomas, Benjamin and Michael; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Lucy and Lilly; brother, Herman, Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews. Lloyd served in the U.S. Army with Company C, 37th Armored Infantry Battalion, during the Korean War. He retired from Conemaugh Blacklick Railroad after 37 years of service as a conductor. Lloyd was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and American Legion Post 243. He enjoyed gardening at home as well as hunting, fishing and camping with his family at Juniata River, Everett. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, St. Joseph Mausoleum, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Lloyd. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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Elizabeth L. Bongiovanni
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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.
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.
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