HUNTINGDON — ROGERS – Richard W., 57, Huntingdon, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Oct. 20, 2012, at Altoona Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 11, 1954, in Johnstown, son of Fred D. and Kathleen (Lambert) Rogers. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Fred Joseph Rogers; niece, Nicole Rogers; and nephew, Frank Rogers. Survived by loving children, Richard Rogers, married to Anita, and Melissa, and loving brothers, John D. Rogers, married to former Virginia Schnurr; Donald J. Rogers, married to former Mary Catherine Ryan; and Mark A. Rogers, married to former Marsha Johnson. Also survived by five grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, stationed at Fort Bragg and Germany. He was president of the Prison Veterans Group. Member of Holy Name Society at Huntingdon. He loved to cook and bake and everyone loved his cooking and baking. He was a tailor and a great artist. He could draw anything and you knew it came from his heart. He was a man with a heart of gold and would help anyone no matter what the situation was, good or bad. He always smiled and was the happiest man in the world. He loved his family, friends and his country. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Geisel Funeral Home, Johnstown, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Geisel-Devlin Funeral Chapel, Pastor Ray Streets Jr., officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Military rites by Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League 287. Please visit www.geiselfh.com for online condolences.
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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.
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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