Almeda Allison, age 98, of King St. Clair Road, Alum Bank, died at 11:57 PM , Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Colonial Courtyard, Bedford.
Mrs. Allison was born in Lincoln Twp., Bedford County, PA on Thursday, July 14, 1910, the daughter of the late Wilson and Della (Barefoot) Mock. She retired from the Chestnut Ridge School District where she worked in the cafeteria, and was a member of Alum Bank United Methodist Church.
Almeda was the widow of Grant Allison, whom she married on May 24, 1930 and he preceded her in death on June 24, 1955.
She is survived by Daughter- Louise, wife of Robert Bennett, Alum Bank; Son- Robert husband of Ann (Goode) Allison, NC; Son- Donald husband of Joyce (Whitcomb) Allison, Alum Bank; Daughter- Grace wife of Ned Clark, Bedford; Daughter- Carol wife of William Lochner, Fishertown; Son- Edward Allison, Everett; Brother- Clair Mock, Bedford. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren. Almeda was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
A funeral service will be held at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home Inc, Pleasantville at 11AM on Saturday, February 14th, 2009 with Rev. Charles Jack officiating. Interment at Fishertown Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home Inc, Pleasantville.Memorial contributions may be made to Grane Hospice 1020 Green Ave. Altoona, PA 16601.
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ADAMS, MARJORIE JEANETTE JOHNSON
Marjorie Jeanette Johnson Adams, b.14 January 1914, passed away 13 Feb 2008 in Pompano Beach, FL, a little over a month after her husband Ross James Adams died. Ross is a a descendant of James Barefoot and Sarah Mickey, p. 214 of Barefoot Book.
BAREFOOT, LARRY JO BAREFOOT, MR. LARRY J. (Husband of Cynthia) Norton Shores Mr. Larry J. Barefoot, age 49, died Friday morning, May 15, 2009 after a short illness. He was born June 27, 1959 in Windber, PA to Morris & Geraldine (Monson) Barefoot. Larry was a member of Lake Harbor United Methodist Church, where he had formerly sang in the choir. He was also a Life Scout and former member of the Masonic Lovell Moore Lodge; and had been active with the Shriners and Chanters. He was a salesman for Graphics House the past 6 years. On April 7, 1984, he married the former Cynthia Wilhelms and she survives him along with 1 step-son, Tony (Jenna) Flannery of Muskegon; 2 grandchildren, Bretyn and Jadyn; 1 brother, William (Gail) Barefoot of Norton Shores; his step-mother, Freda Barefoot of Norton Shores; 2 step-sisters, Celia (Chuck) Geark of Mendon and Sharon (Joe) McQuaig of Keleva; his father-in-law, Edward Wilhelms of Norton Shores; and by his brother-in-law, Tybo (MaryJo) Wilhelms of Toledo, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morrie and Geraldine, and mother-in-law, Juanita. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 11 AM Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Lake Harbor United Methodist Church (4861 S. Henry St.) with Pastor Mark Erbes officiating. VISITATION with Larry's family will be 6-8 PM Tuesday at the church. MEMORIAL GIFTS to Harbor Hospice Poppen Residence or Lake Harbor UMC will be appreciated. You are also invited to sign the family's online guestbook at www.sytsema fh.com Arrangements by: The Lee Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 6291 S. Harvey Street 231-798-1100 p. 304 of Barefoot Book
BAREFOOT, LOIS KATHLEEN (SAYLOR) BAREFOOT – Lois Kathleen (Saylor), 82, of Aurora, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. She was born Oct. 14, 1925, in East St. Clair Township, daughter of the late William Meade and Carrie (Barefoot) Saylor. On Sept. 13, 1947, in Salix, she married Bernard B. Barefoot, who passed away on July 20, 1994.
Their children survive her: Gary S. Barefoot, and wife, Diane, of Aurora, Ohio; Beck A. Henry, and husband, of Friedens; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, George R. Saylor, and wife, Leah (Adams) Saylor, of Hermitage; two brothers-in-law, Darl E. Westover and Ned Weaver; and a sister-in-law, Marge Barefoot. She was preceded in passing away by four sisters, Nelle Weaver, Barbara Handwork, Mildred Oldham and Phyllis Westover, and three brothers, Duane Saylor, Palmer Saylor and Owen Saylor. During her childhood and younger years, Kathleen was a member of the Pinegrove United Methodist Church in Fishertown. She was a graduate of East St. Clair High School Class of 1943 and also was a graduate of the Conemaugh Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1946. For many years Kathleen worked as a registered nurse, until her retirement to Florida. She will be greatly missed for her enthusiasm of life, love and family. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, with Pastor Scott Ream officiating. Friends may call at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be held at Fishertown Cemetery. Barefoot Book, p. 128, 209
Age 95, of Wilkinsburg, on Thurs. Apr. 23, 2009. Beloved wife of George S.; daughter of the late Louis and Frances Simek; sister of the late Helen Turek, Agnes Hagedorn, Louis & Charles Simek. Funeral Private. Professional Services Entrusted to the Care of THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, LTD., Blawnox.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Apr 25, 2009.
BAREFOOT, WILLIAM R.
BAREFOOT, WILLIAM R. 25 June 2008
Graveside service for longtime Bloom Resident.
William R. Barefoot, 89, a longtime resident of Bloomsburg, died on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the Orangeville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He is survived by his son, William R. Barefoot, of Atco, NJ. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Atco Cemetery, Atco, New Jersey.
Arrangements are under the direction of the LeRoy P. Wooster Funeral Home, Atco, N.J.
BROWN, BETTY J.
BROWN – Betty J., 84, Richland Township, passed away Dec. 12, 2008, at Arbutus Park Manor. She was born June 9, 1924, in Johnstown, daughter of Paul J. Sr. and Marion R. (Slagle) Sauers. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Paul J. Sauers Jr.; and a nephew, Paul J. Sauers. Survived by loving husband, William J. “Bill,” Richland Township; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Jane (Halvaty) Sauers, Mary Louise Bost, and Fred and Doris Brown, all of Johnstown; and Herbert J. and Vivian Brown, Palm Coast, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Betty was a 1942 graduate of Johnstown High School, where she served on the reunion committee. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Penelec, Peoples Gas Co., and for Highland Sewer and Water Authority. Betty was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for over 20 years. She was an active member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and charter member of Anna L. Windolph Chapter 495 Order of the Eastern Star. Betty loved sending greeting cards to people and will be remembered for always being there and thinking of others before her own needs. Friends received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at The Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, and from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, with Pastor Custead officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15904 in memory of Betty. P. 61 of Barefoot Book
DRUMMOND, MILDRED ELOISE
Mildred Eloise Drummond, 87, of Route 861, Rimersburg, went to be with her Lord Wednesday evening, May 13, 2009, at her home, following a sudden illness.
Born July 25, 1921, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of Durb and Mable Sauder Barefoot.
Mrs. Drummond had been a member of Grace Baptist Church in New Bethlehem since its inception in 1953.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Drummond is survived by two children, Jack Drummond and his wife, Debbie, of Fairmount City and Debbie Byers and her husband, Nelson, of New Bethlehem; four grandchildren, Nicole Drummond, Jenilee Byers, Brian Byers and Kimberly Byers, all of New
Bethlehem; one great-grandchild, Andrea Byers; one brother, Charles Barefoot; and one sister, Donna Feathers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ivan Barefoot, Harold Barefoot and Ronnie Barefoot; and a sister, Hazel
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church on Keck Avenue New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church with the Rev. Robert Ryver, church pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Distant, Armstrong County.
The Rupert Funeral Home of New Bethlehem is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to Mildred's family at
www.rupertfuneralhomes.comofficiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery. P. 293 of Barefoot Book
Mrs. Louise Buck, age 87, of Quaker Valley Road, Alum Bank, died at 3:15 PM , Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 at Carrol's Rest Home in Bedford.
Mrs. Buck was born in West St. Clair Township, on Thursday, May 5, 1921, the daughter of the late Frank and Dora (Smith) Miller.
Louise worked as a postal clerk at the Alum Bank Post Office for 40 years and was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church of Pleasantville. She had been a member of the Ladies Aid of the church and a member of the Alum Bank Community Fire Company ladies auxiliary. Louise was the widow of Patrick J. Buck, who preceded her in death June 10, 1997.
She is survived by Son- Patrick husband of Joan Hrebar, Alum Bank. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Louise was preceded in death by her sister - Margaret Miller. A Funeral Service will be held at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc. , Pleasantville, at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 21st, 2008, with Pastor Donna Wolfinger, officiating. Interment at Pleasantville Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call Friday Noon to 2:00 PM at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc., Pleasantville. P. 309 of Barefoot Book
HINKLEDIRE, JAMES A.Jan. 6, 1939 - Sept. 29, 2008
POSTED: September 30, 2008 James A. Hinkledire, 69, Claysburg RD, passed away Monday at home.
He was born in Portage, son of the late Milton J. and Josephine M. (Mills) Hinkledire. He married Anna Mae Dell Sept. 12, 1970, in Duncansville.
Surviving are his wife of Claysburg RD; a daughter, Kelly Hinkledire of Duncansville; a son, Jason Hinkledire and wife, Janice, of South Park, Pa.; a sister, Janet Knisely of Queen; and a brother, Milton J. Hinkledire Jr. of Klahr. Also surviving is a daughter, Christine Wilkins of Claysburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, James; a sister, Jean Hinkledire; and brothers: Harold and Cecil Hinkledire.
Jim retired as a truck driver in 2001 from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-65. He was a member of the Pleasantville VFW, Claysburg American Legion and the Masonic Lodge, Hollidaysburg.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment at Greenfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. P. 132 in Barefoot Book
JONES, VIRGINIA ANN (PATE)
Virginia Ann (Pate) Jones, 79, of Hershey, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in the Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born May 21, 1930, in Bedford, a daughter of the late D. Edward pare and Edna (Hillegas) Pate.
Surviving are her husband, Richard A. Jones; two sons, Dan J. Jones of Hubbardston, Mass., and Edward V. Jones of Hershey; a daughter, Sarah B. Redman of Hummelswotn; four grandsons, Dylan and R. Ethan Jones of Hubbardston, Mass., Matthew Miller of Hummelstown and Daniel Miller of Hershey; and two granddaughters, Norma Jean and Grace Redman of Gettysburg.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Harrisburg Unitarian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17100.
Hoover Funeral Homes ^ Crematory, Inc., in Hershey is handling the arrangements.
Send condolences via the online guestbook at www.hoover-funeralhome.com. Bedford Inquirer – May 15, 2009. P. 162 of Barefoot Book.
MASTERS, CHARLES DAVID
MASTERS – Charles David, 81, Scalp Level, went to be with the Lord April 17, 2009. Born June 22, 1927, in Windber, son of the late D.L. and Mahala R. (Lehman) Masters Strange. Survived by wife of 60 years, Jane Ann Smith; daughters: Sue, wife of Richard "Butch" Empfield, Friedens; Kathy, wife of Dick Machtley, Robinson, Ill.; Ruth, wife of Larry Geisel; and Lori, wife of Joe Killian, both of Windber; Karen, wife of Bill Elchin, Davidsville; and Nancy, wife of Doug Wilk, Mineral, Va.; grandchildren: Dave Empfield, and fiancee, Kerrie Onderko; Rick Empfield, and wife, Nicole; Jodi, wife of Reggie Truitt; Kristen Machtley; Lynn, wife of Michael Moore; Lisa Geisel, wife of Josh Banjak; JoAnn, wife of Dwayne Mickolick; Jessica Elchin; Joshua Elchin; Janae Elchin; Scott Wilk; and Allison Wilk; and great-grandchildren: Morgan Henry; Meghan, Morgan, Madison and Logan Moore; Elizabeth "Izzy" Banjak; Bryce Mickolick; and Akazia Kaplan. Also survived by sister, Louise, wife of George O'Brien, Grand Island, Fla.; and brother, Jim Strange, and wife, Pam, Hershey, Pa.; also several nieces and nephews. A U.S. Army veteran, having served in Italy. Retired inspector for the U.S. Steel Corp., Johnstown. Member of USWA also Shawnee Rangers – Muzzleloader Gun Club. A dedicated American Red Cross Blood donor in excess of 100 units. Lifetime member of Scalp Level Trinity United Methodist Church, where Dave was a former trustee and youth adviser and was a member of the Pioneer Sunday school class and where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Pastor Fred Monk. Interment, Rummel Cemetery, with graveside military honors by Windber VFW Ritual Team. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scalp Level Trinity United Methodist Church in Dave's memory. P. 146 of Barefoot Book
Johnstown Tribune Democrat
MICKEY, LEAH DALE
Leah Dale Mickey, 21, of Alum Bank, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2009, at home.
She was born in Windber on May 19, 1987, the daughter of Alan and Leslie (Ilinson) Mickey of Alum Bank.
She was engaged to Tim Loar.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Kyle Mickey; grandmother, Jean Hinson, Alum Bank; grandfather, Herb Hinson, York; grandparents, Bob, husband of Louise Bennett; great-grandmother, Mary Hinson; aunts; uncles; cousins; and her dog, Charisma.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, George Mickey; great-grandfather, Floyd Hinson; and great-grandparents: Almeda, wife of Grant Allison.
Leah was a loving person, who will be dearly missed. Friends and family will be received on Monday, March 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Jack officiating, also at the funeral home. Interment at Mt.Union Cemetery, Lovely.
P. 202 in Barefoot Book
MICKLE, TERRY LYNN
MICKLE, Terry Lynn, 54, of 778 Dark Hollow Road, Bedford, died at home early Thursday morning, Sept. 18, 2008, after a 13-month battle with leukemia. He was born on March 27, 1954, at Nason Hospital in Roaring Spring. He is the son of Avanelle L. (Mock) Mickle of Lovely and the late Harold W. Mickle, who preceded him in death three years ago. Terry graduated from Chestnut Ridge High School in 1972 and then, as a teenager, established his first business, Mickle’s Sporting Goods. He then established the Fishertown Country Store and owned it until 2006. On June 15, 2006, he married Jacqueline Howsare, after a nine year courtship. Together, they own Jackie’s Café and General Store in Centerville. Terry’s son is Adam Steward, married to the former Stacey Crabtree, and two beautiful granddaughters, Aliyah Marie and Bailey Lynn of Centerville. Terry has two brothers, Gary, married to the former Faye McDonald, of Lovely, and Robert, married to the former Kimberly Becrisio, of Lovely, and one sister, Wendy, wife of Steve allace, of Palmyra. Terry loved to hunt, fish, garden and enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Terry also loved to tell stories and make people laugh; this brought him joy. Terry attended Bedford Valley Assembly of God and had a deep, abiding trust in God. Because of his faith and assurance of eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Terry did not fear death. He was loved and admired by those who knew him and was an inspiration to many. He was an extraordinary man who displayed grit, stamina and integrity in many challenging circumstances of life. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, from the Bedford Valley Assembly of God Church near Centerville, with Pastor Troy Gearhart officiating. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford. Our online guest book will be available at http://www.berkebilefuneralhome.com/. Published in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat from 9/19/2008 - 9/20/2008 P. 179 of Barefoot Book
RININGER, CHARLOTTE L.
Charlotte L. Rininger, age 98, formerly of Fishertown, died at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 at Pennknoll Village, Snake Spring Twp.
Mrs. Rininger was born in Alum Bank, on Tuesday, May 31, 1910, the daughter of the late Walter C. and Julia (Miller) Wright. She was a member of Alum Bank United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was a housewife.
Charlotte was the widow of Norman F. Rininger, whom she married on January 16, 1929 and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1977.
Mrs. Rininger is survived by Daughter- Helen R. widow of Fred T. Hengst , Osterburg; Daughter- Janice R. wife of George Cobb, Cadiz, OH. She is also survived by a son-in-law, Dan Kaufman and 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter LaVerne Kaufman, brother Dr. Rayford E. Wright, brother Ralph W. Wright, sister Orise Williams, sister Alma Wright, and an infant sister.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 21st, 2008 with Rev. Charles Jack & Rev. Joseph Shawley officiating.
Interment at Fishertown Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Saturday 4 - 8 PM at Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc. Pleasantville. P. 83 of Barefoot Book
SANDERS, JUDGE BAREFOOT
Barefoot Sanders Federal judge, 83 Died 23 September, 2008, in Texas. Barefoot Sanders, 83, a U.S. district judge who presided over more than two decades of litigation to desegregate Dallas schools, died Sunday at his home in Dallas.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA [Refer to special done on Judge Sanders in the 2008 Barefoot Bulletin]
Barefoot Sanders; Tex. Political Figure And Federal Judge
As a judge, Barefoot Sanders presided over an effort to desegregate Dallas schools. (Irwin Thompson - AP)
By Joe Holley
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 29, 2008; Page B06
Barefoot Sanders, 83, a retired U.S. district judge whose memorable given name assured a measure of recognition that transcended the significant rulings he made during nearly three decades on the bench, died Sept. 21, 2008, at his home in Dallas of complications of an infection.
Before President Jimmy Carter appointed him to a federal judgeship in 1979, Judge Sanders served as a representative in the Texas Legislature, as a U.S. attorney in Dallas, as a deputy U.S. attorney general and as legislative counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson.
He was the Justice Department's "point man" on Johnson administration civil rights initiatives, said Larry Temple, an Austin lawyer and former Johnson administration official, speaking at a memorial service for Judge Sanders.
"On one measure alone, which more than any other changed the way we lived in America today -- the Voting Rights Act, striking down the artificial barriers that prevented black citizens from exercising their most precious constitutional right -- Barefoot Sanders was more responsible for its passage than any other person, save for the president himself," Temple said.
As U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Texas, Judge Sanders presided over a long-running effort to desegregate Dallas's public schools. He inherited the case in 1981, more than a decade after it was filed and two years after his appointment to the bench.
He came to the conclusion that busing black children to white schools was ineffectual, and he approved as an alternative the creation of learning centers and magnet schools in minority neighborhoods. The theory was that schools offering high-quality academic programs would act as a magnet for black and white students alike. His oversight ended in 2003.
"He enforced the law," former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk told the Dallas Morning News. "He made the city of Dallas stand up to the promise of America -- education for all of its children and all of its people. I don't know that you ask a judge to do any more than that."
Harold Barefoot Sanders Jr. was born in Dallas on Feb. 5, 1925. As a youngster, he spurned his rustic, down-home middle name, which was the maiden name of his grandmother, Dennie Barefoot. He preferred H.B., the name he went by when he was crowned Freckle King as an 11-year-old boy at the Texas Centennial Celebration in 1936.
After service in the Navy aboard a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II, he entered the University of Texas at Austin. In a successful campaign for student body president, he realized his memorable moniker could be useful. On election day, students woke to find stenciled imprints of a bare foot scattered about campus. (As a judge, he wore a gold footprint pin on his judicial robes.)
He received his bachelor's degree in 1949 and his law degree in 1950, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined his father's Dallas law firm in 1950.
From 1952 to 1958, he served in the Texas House of Representatives, where he helped write the state's mental health code. As a judge years later, he oversaw the restructuring of the state's eight psychiatric hospitals.
On Nov. 22, 1963, Judge Sanders and his wife were riding a few cars behind the President John F. Kennedy's car as the motorcade made its way through downtown Dallas. In the chaotic minutes after the assassination, the judge found himself trying to locate federal Judge Sarah T. Hughes to swear in Johnson as the new president aboard Air Force One and frantically searching for a copy of the president's oath of office.
"I was looking for it -- I think half the federal attorneys in the country were looking for it," he told the Dallas Morning News in 2006. They finally found it in the Constitution.
After his service in the Justice Department, Judge Sanders returned to Dallas and ran for U.S. Senate in 1972 against the Republican incumbent, John G. Tower. Despite handing out thousands of foot-shaped sugar cookies his mother had baked, he lost in President Richard M. Nixon's landslide.
He served as chief judge from 1989 to 1995 and retired from the federal bench in 2006.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jan Scurlock Sanders of Dallas; a son, Harold Barefoot Sanders III of Los Angeles; and three daughters, Janet Lea Sanders of Boston, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge, Martha Kay Crockett of Dallas and Mary Frances Korsan of Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister; a brother; and 10 grandchildren. [Relationship not established]
SMITH, NORMAN E.
Norman E. Smith, age 67, of Imlertown Road, Bedford, died at 3:25 PM , Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.Norman was born in Bedford Twp. on Monday, January 20, 1941, the son of Clair E. and Bertha L. (Foor) Smith of Bedford.He was a truck driver for Eastern Express, Motor Freight, Suwak, Consolidated Frieghtways, and had been a mechanic at Thomas Chevrolet. Norman was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Bedford, the Bedford Moose Lodge # 480, and the Bedford American Legion Post # 113. Mr. Smith enjoyed auto and go-cart racing and following the Pittsburgh Steelers.Norman was the husband of Sara E. (Barefoot) Smith, whom he married on June 22, 1963. In addition to his wife he is survived by his parents and Son- Todd E. Smith, Bedford; Daughter- Tara E. wife of Darren E. Ickes, Bedford; Sister- LaDonna Yoder, Rockford, OH; Sister- Hobby wife of Jim Oravec, Everett; Sister- Sandra wife of RJ Clark, Altoona; Brother- Roger Smith, Bedford. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren-Tyler and Lauren. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a sister Judy Smith.A funeral service will be held at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 27th, 2008 with Rev. Joseph Puleo and Rev. Barry Bressler officiating. Interment at Bedford County Memorial Park.Friends are invited to call Friday 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 PM at Louis Geisel Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 144 West John Street Bedford, PA. 15522. P. 139 of Barefoot Book
Howard Barefoot, 88, died, January 19, 2008, peacefully at his home. Howard worked for years as an electrician and was a proud member of the IBEW. Howard loved fishing, vegetable gardening, and tinkering. Clinton. Ohio
Alice Barefoot, Oakmont High Grad
Alice M. Barefoot, 96, of Oakmont, died April 20, 2007.
The lifelong Oakmont resident was a graduate of Oakmont High School, Class of 1927. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Barefoot, and a son, Rovert Barefoot. Surviving are her children, Barbara Marcus of Oakmont, William Barefoot and his wife Gloria, of Sinsbury, Conn: four grandchildren; and five great grand-children. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. on Friday until the noon service at English Funeral Home * Cremation Services Inc., Oakmont.Memorial contributions are suggested to United Methodist Church,
419 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139.
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