WINDBER — STATLER – Bruce A., 79, Windber, died Nov. 27, 2012, at Windber Hospice. Born Jan. 17, 1933, in Windber, son of the late Charles and Luella (Knavel) Statler. Also preceded in death by brother, Robert; and daughter-in-law, Connie Statler. Survived by wife, the former Shirley Marino; and sons, Randy, and wife, Molly; and Pastor Charles B., married to the former Betsy Thomas, both of Windber. Grandfather to Faith, wife of Christopher Bollinger; Andrew, and wife, Maxine; Brandon Statler; Nicole; and Christopher; and great-grandfather to Hannah Joel Bollinger. Brother-in-law to Anna Pearl Statler; Elizabeth Terlingo; Angeline Pieraccini; and Charles Marino Jr., and wife, Peggy. Bruce was a life member of Rummel Church of the Brethren and a former Paint Township supervisor. He was a truck driver for Sun Oil Co. for 32 years, and was very active, and former chief of Windber Fire Company. Member of Johnstown Lodge 538 F&AM and Johnstown Shrine Club. At Bruce’s request, there will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rummel Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Ruby Mader, pastor, officiating. Private interment at Berkey Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Windber Hospice in Bruce’s memory. Arrangements by Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. (www.meekfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths May 24, 2013
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.
- Today's Funerals May 24, 2013
- District Deaths May 23, 2013
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.
Sharon Denise Miller
MILLER – Sharon Denise, 62, Cairnbrook, died May 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dennis O. Robertson
ROBERTSON – Dennis O., 74, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013.
Mary Etta Yeckley
YECKLEY – Mary Etta, 86, Carrolltown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
- Today's Funerals May 23, 2013
- District Deaths May 22, 2013
- More Obituaries Headlines