JOHNSTOWN — THOMAS – Richard L., 90, Tanneryville, died Dec. 20, 2012, at home. Born May 20, 1922, in Johnstown, son of the late Blair and Hazel (Adams) Thomas. Also preceded in death by wife, Lois M. (Luther); children, Tommy, Ruth Uncapher and Sgt. 1st Class Norma Lockhart; grandsons, Richard E. and Stephen Scott; and siblings, Louella Stoner, Cliff, Carl, Glenn and Alan Thomas. Survived by children, Rhonda (Bob Masotta), Florida; Richard (Dorothy Sharp), Johnstown; Jerry (Michelle Urban), Johnstown; Don (Kim Potts), Johnstown; Rita (Glenn Strandquest), Johnstown; Daryl (Chrissy Verrette), Florida; and Ira, Johnstown; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter; also numerous nieces and nephews. Graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. World War II Army veteran, having served in many battles in European and North African campaigns, receiving six Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. Retired machinist from Lower Cambria Department of Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp., with 42 years of service. Tax collector for West Taylor Township for 24 years. Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and golf with his boys. In his younger years, he was a very good baseball player. His favorite retreat was Prince Gallitzin State Park. Friends received from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Albright United Methodist Church, Pastor Carol Hickman, officiating. Private interment will be held at Benshoff Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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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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