MULBERRY, FLA. — KOOP – Richard Henry, 86, died Nov. 28, 2012, in Mulberry, Fla. He was the son of Max A. and Theresa J. (Rosetzky) Koop. “Dick” was a longtime Johnstown businessman. As a part owner and salesman of Koop Beauty Supply, he and his father, Max, and his brother, Robert, operated the business for close to 50 years. Dick also was owner of Altoona Beauty School and was a representative for Sunbury Beauty/Ocean’s Salon System before retiring to Mulberry, Fla., with wife, Sharon Rogus Koop; son, Gregory; and daughter, Kazlene, in 2004. Dick will be lovingly missed by wife, Sharon; son, Gregory; daughter, Kazlene; along with his daughters, Katherine Stephenson, wife of Richard, Johnstown, and Beth Koop, Clarksville, Tenn. He was the proud grandparent of Katherine Koop, Pittsburgh, and Christopher Koop, Johnstown, children of his deceased son, Richard A. Koop, and Nicholas and Teresa Muccigrosso, Orlando, Fla., children of Beth. Dick was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250. A private family service is planned for Dec. 8, at his home in Mulberry, Fla. Condolences to the family may be made through The Tribune-Democrat guestbook.
Dr. George W. Katter
KATTER – Dr. George W., a cardiologist whose career spanned 50 years treating generations of residents of Johnstown and the Laurel Highlands, died May 24, 2013.
Donald W. Hamilton
HAMILTON – Donald W. “Bud,” 90, Johnstown, died May 23, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jean A. Wray
WRAY – Jean A., 89, Vintondale, passed away May 23, 2013, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana.
Mary Lou Wantiez
WANTIEZ – Mary Lou, 75, Elton Heights, went to her eternal reward May 24, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family.
Michel P. Smolar
SMOLAR – Michael P., 48, Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Elton Heights, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 25, 2013.
Robert J. Killian
KILLIAN – Robert J. “Bob,” 58, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
George Hudson Jr.
HUDSON – George Jr., 89, Cresson, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.
Willa Mae Weaver
WEAVER – Willa Mae, 72, Central City, died May 24, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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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.
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