EBENSBURG — SMITH – William Allen, 82, Ebensburg, passed away Feb. 2, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Vintondale, son of the late John M. and Mary E. (Donahue) Smith. Preceded in death by sisters, Mary, Ann, Catherine, Rebecca Jane, Hazel and Patricia; brother, John; stepson-in-law, Jerry Caldwell; and stepdaughter-in-law, Denise Donaldson. Survived by wife, Mary Ann Donaldson-Smith; former wife, Nancy Smith, and their children, Darlene (Tom) Kubas, Greensburg; Pamela Kimmell and Brenda (Buck) Edwards, both of Beyer; and William Jr., Maryland; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by stepsons, Bob, Mark, Bill and Larry Donaldson; stepdaughters, Terry Caldwell, Karen (Glynn) Tummino, Judy (Andy) Mulato and Lori (“Doc” Mike) Tatarko; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Swartz and Elsie Turous, Johnstown; sister-in-law, Margaret Smith, Vintondale; and many nieces and nephews. Bill and Mary Ann enjoyed 23 years together touring all 50 states, many provinces in Canada, Europe, Central America, Caribbean and winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Bill went to grade and high school in Vintondale, as well as attended Cuyahago Community College and graduated from Ursuline College, Ohio. Bill served proudly in the U.S. Army twice right before the end of World War II and again in Korea. He held several jobs over the years including working in the coal mines, steel mills, post office, and retired from the Defense Department. Lifetime member of VFW, NARFE and AFSCME. At his request there will be no visitation. A gathering of friends will be held from 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, followed by funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Name Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests memorial donations to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St., Suite 5E, Johnstown, Pa. 15901, or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mini-Mall, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931.
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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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