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Barter and Donnan Funeral Home

1 North Melcher Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 762-7116
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215 East Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 762-3919
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Cole A G Funeral Home Inc

215 East Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
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Ferndale Cemetery

545 North Perry Street
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'Hits close to home': Area funeral directors face emotional burden from flood of fatal overdoses - TribDem.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

T. Hindman.Many times, drugs are claiming people well into middle-age – "people you would never think have this kind of problem. But they do," said Hindman, whose family operates funeral homes in Johnstown, Hastings and Hyndman, Bedford County."It's tragic," he said.'Slaves' to addictionHoffman said his family's Davidsville and Boswell locations handled funerals for five overdose victims last year.In the past six weeks, he's had three more.Harris said his Johnstown and Conemaugh funeral homes handled a dozen last year.Late last year, he laid four to rest in one month.Hindman said there are times his funeral homes average one a week.Figures vary from one funeral home location to another, but Hindman said the percentage is rising at both his Johnstown locations and pastoral spots such as Hyndman at similar rates.But every lost life had a story – and a room full of grieving loved ones, many of them struggling to come to grips with their shock and sudden grief, funeral home operators said.Hoffman recalled a young mother whose life was suddenly claimed by her addiction.Harris reflected on the 18-year-old high school student who left the tragic note on his hand.The boy's grieving mother said she'd been fighting to rescue him from drug dependency since he was 14 years old, Harris said."He was from a good family and a nice part of town," Harris said.They're not aloneLocal funeral directors aren't the only ones grieving – and struggling to adapt.Pockets of North America are reeling in the wake of a sudden surge in fatal overdoses.In British Columbia, Canada, a funeral association sent bulletins to its membership, urging funeral directors to begin carrying the overdose reversal drug naloxone.The group cited fears that mourning addicts attending an overdose victim's funeral might decide to numb their pain with deadly drugs.In Dayton, Ohio, the Montgomery County Coroners office had to temporarily rent refrigerated trucks to store bodies last year.But the count kept piling up in the 500,000-population county.Earlier this month, after the overdose death count climbed to 163 cases in 33 days, Montgomery County Coroner Kenneth Betz turned to a Dayton-area funeral parlor to temporarily store four bodies, the New York Times reported."We now call funeral homes immediately" to ask if there's space available, Betz told the newspaper. Lost generationIn Wisconsin, a local funeral home posted billboards on the city of Fond du Lac's main street after staff there became frustrated about burying "too many" young men and women due to drug overdoses.That Wisconsin undertaker displayed a funeral hearse and a grim message: "Side effect of heroin: Your vehicle changes."There was advice, too: "Be aware. Speak up. We can wait," the billboard showed.Funeral home operators across the nation are taking notice, according to Robert Biggins, a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association."It's probably topic No. 1 right now," said Biggins, a 40-year veteran of the industry who operates a funeral home in Rockland, Massachusetts."We're seeing cases where a funeral home might be seeing a family two or three times because there are siblings involved."And, somehow, it just keeps growing worse, he said."It's a tragedy that's taking away a good portion of a generation," Biggins said.'A mother's fear'Harris and Decort said no words can console grieving parents dealing with the reality they've suddenly lost a son or daughter."I've seen parents torn apart by it," Harris said.Too often, Decort said, he's sat down with parents who suffer silently or fight the fact that a drug like heroin was to blame."Let's face it," Decort said. "Drug addiction is a mother'...

Fr. Andre Strittmatter, TOR - Bucks County Courier Times

Monday, January 30, 2017

Chapel, Loretto Fr. Andre was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1961 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona by the late Bishop J. Carroll McCormick, D.D. bishop of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from St. Francis College (University) in 1957. He completed his Theological Studies at St. Francis Seminary, Loretto. Fr. Andre did graduate studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He received a Master of Science degree in Education from Villanova University, Villanova in 1966. During his long and very faithful Franciscan life, Fr. Andre ministered in education for over thirty years. He taught for one year at Norwood Academy, Chestnut Hill. In 1962, Fr. Andre began his long and illustrious teaching career at Bishop Egan High School, Fairless Hills. He taught religion and primarily all levels of German. He served as moderator of the high school band and was renowned for instilling in all students, faculty, and staff, enthusiastic school spirit for the Eagles. Coupled with his teaching career, Fr. Andre ministered each weekend at Queen of the Universe Church, Levittown and at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Southampton. In 1993, Fr. Andre did home ministry for his mother and brother. In 1995 he was assigned to St. Francis Friary, Loretto where he was in the ministry of prayer.Fr. Andre was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred J. He is survived by cousins and his Franciscan brothers.Friends will be received at the Chapel of St. Francis Friary-Mt. Assisi, Loretto at 4 p.m. Friday. Vigil Service will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Friary-Mt. Assisi, Loretto with Very Rev. Richard L. Davis, T.O.R., Minister Provincial, as principal celebrant. Following the Mass, committal will take place at the Franciscan Friars' Cemetery, on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.Memorial contributions may be made to suppor...

ALAN MUIR - Indiana Gazette

Monday, January 16, 2017

Alan “Stretch” Muir, 57, of Armagh, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at home.Born Sept. 19, 1959, in Johnstown, he was the son of the late Leslie and Catherine (Baird) Muir.Alan was a self-employed truck driver and farmer.He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy (Mack) Muir; his son, Kevin Muir, and wife Jamie, Armagh; one soon-to-be-born grandchild; his mother-in-law, Grace Mack, Armagh; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Doris Mack and husband John Geisz, Julian; and Alvin Mack and wife Min, Sierra Vista, Ariz.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Harry Mack.Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Family Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701.Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.

ROBERTA BRYNER - Indiana Gazette

Monday, December 19, 2016

UPMC-Jameson, New Castle. She was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Indiana, a daughter of Luther Shirley and Mary (Palmer) Shirley.Roberta is survived by her sons and daughters: Kenneth Bryner II, of Johnstown; and Robert Bryner and wife Lisa, of Oklahoma; Marylou Kolbitz and husband Mark, of Titusville; Rose McIntire and husband Mark, of Josephine; James Bryner and Debbie, of Black Lick; David Bryner and Julie, of Luciusboro; and Phyllis Bryner and Mike, of Black Lick; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her brothers and sisters: Sam Shirley and wife Linda; Goldie English; Tom Shirley and wife Clare; Lucille McKendrick; Viola Palmer; Virginia Palmer; and Velma Plovetsky and husband Larry.She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Shirley and Mary (Palmer) Shirley; her husband, Kenneth Bryner; her sons, Dennis, Richard and William Bryner; a great-granddaughter, Angel; and a granddaughter, Sarah.Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville, where a funeral service will be held at 6 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., 25 W. Market St., Blairsville, PA 15717 to help with funeral costs.www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome...

Wind NW at 3 MPH - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Monday, December 05, 2016

Nazarene Church.He was a carpenter.Survivors include his wife, Beverly; one son, Bill of Grand Junction; three daughters, Judy Hawes of Bastrop, Texas, Sharon Crist of Wray, and Carolyn Root of Johnstown; two brothers, George of Independence, Mississippi, and Wayne Moss of Birch Run, Michigan; one sister, Jean Bontrager of Swartz Creek, Michigan; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231; or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, http://www.cff.org.¦ Former Grand Junction resident, Roger Kay Stimbert, 80, Port Angeles, Washington, died Nov. 18, 2016, at his home.Services will take place at a later date in Port Angeles, Washington.He was an audiologist.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; three sons, Randy and Tony, both of Port Angeles, and Nicholas Cannon of Vancouver, Washington; one daughter, Renata Rambo of Coos Bay, Oregon; two brothers, Daniel Stimbert, and Ronald Stimbert, both of Port Angeles; and two sisters, Jo Anne Gobbo, and Brenda Thuere, both of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.Memorial contributions to the Port Angeles Lions Club, P.O. Box 466, Port Angeles, Washington 98362.¦ Clara R. Ziegler, 92, Grand Junction, died Nov. 31, 2016, at the Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center.Services will take place at a later date.She was a licensed practical nurse.Survivors include Dawn Ziegler of Santa Barbara, California.Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506; or to the Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway, Grand Junction 81507; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 N Seventh St, No. B1, Grand Junction 81501.

William J. Clark - Gloversville Leader-Herald

Monday, October 17, 2016

He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Bullhead City, Arizona, Lodge #1860, for 6 years.Survivors include his beloved companion of 25 years, Mary E. Case of Johnstown, and his son, James P. Clark of Colonie.It was Bill's wishes that there be no formal calling hours or services. He will be laid to rest at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Albany. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.brbsfuneral.com.

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'Hits close to home': Area funeral directors face emotional burden from flood of fatal overdoses - TribDem.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

T. Hindman.Many times, drugs are claiming people well into middle-age – "people you would never think have this kind of problem. But they do," said Hindman, whose family operates funeral homes in Johnstown, Hastings and Hyndman, Bedford County."It's tragic," he said.'Slaves' to addictionHoffman said his family's Davidsville and Boswell locations handled funerals for five overdose victims last year.In the past six weeks, he's had three more.Harris said his Johnstown and Conemaugh funeral homes handled a dozen last year.Late last year, he laid four to rest in one month.Hindman said there are times his funeral homes average one a week.Figures vary from one funeral home location to another, but Hindman said the percentage is rising at both his Johnstown locations and pastoral spots such as Hyndman at similar rates.But every lost life had a story – and a room full of grieving loved ones, many of them struggling to come to grips with their shock and sudden grief, funeral home operators said.Hoffman recalled a young mother whose life was suddenly claimed by her addiction.Harris reflected on the 18-year-old high school student who left the tragic note on his hand.The boy's grieving mother said she'd been fighting to rescue him from drug dependency since he was 14 years old, Harris said."He was from a good family and a nice part of town," Harris said.They're not aloneLocal funeral directors aren't the only ones grieving – and struggling to adapt.Pockets of North America are reeling in the wake of a sudden surge in fatal overdoses.In British Columbia, Canada, a funeral association sent bulletins to its membership, urging funeral directors to begin carrying the overdose reversal drug naloxone.The group cited fears that mourning addicts attending an overdose victim's funeral might decide to numb their pain with deadly drugs.In Dayton, Ohio, the Montgomery County Coroners office had to temporarily rent refrigerated trucks to store bodies last year.But the count kept piling up in the 500,000-population county.Earlier this month, after the overdose death count climbed to 163 cases in 33 days, Montgomery County Coroner Kenneth Betz turned to a Dayton-area funeral parlor to temporarily store four bodies, the New York Times reported."We now call funeral homes immediately" to ask if there's space available, Betz told the newspaper. Lost generationIn Wisconsin, a local funeral home posted billboards on the city of Fond du Lac's main street after staff there became frustrated about burying "too many" young men and women due to drug overdoses.That Wisconsin undertaker displayed a funeral hearse and a grim message: "Side effect of heroin: Your vehicle changes."There was advice, too: "Be aware. Speak up. We can wait," the billboard showed.Funeral home operators across the nation are taking notice, according to Robert Biggins, a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association."It's probably topic No. 1 right now," said Biggins, a 40-year veteran of the industry who operates a funeral home in Rockland, Massachusetts."We're seeing cases where a funeral home might be seeing a family two or three times because there are siblings involved."And, somehow, it just keeps growing worse, he said."It's a tragedy that's taking away a good portion of a generation," Biggins said.'A mother's fear'Harris and Decort said no words can console grieving parents dealing with the reality they've suddenly lost a son or daughter."I've seen parents torn apart by it," Harris said.Too often, Decort said, he's sat down with parents who suffer silently or fight the fact that a drug like heroin was to blame."Let's face it," Decort said. "Drug addiction is a mother'...

Fr. Andre Strittmatter, TOR - Bucks County Courier Times

Monday, January 30, 2017

Chapel, Loretto Fr. Andre was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1961 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona by the late Bishop J. Carroll McCormick, D.D. bishop of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from St. Francis College (University) in 1957. He completed his Theological Studies at St. Francis Seminary, Loretto. Fr. Andre did graduate studies at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He received a Master of Science degree in Education from Villanova University, Villanova in 1966. During his long and very faithful Franciscan life, Fr. Andre ministered in education for over thirty years. He taught for one year at Norwood Academy, Chestnut Hill. In 1962, Fr. Andre began his long and illustrious teaching career at Bishop Egan High School, Fairless Hills. He taught religion and primarily all levels of German. He served as moderator of the high school band and was renowned for instilling in all students, faculty, and staff, enthusiastic school spirit for the Eagles. Coupled with his teaching career, Fr. Andre ministered each weekend at Queen of the Universe Church, Levittown and at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Southampton. In 1993, Fr. Andre did home ministry for his mother and brother. In 1995 he was assigned to St. Francis Friary, Loretto where he was in the ministry of prayer.Fr. Andre was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred J. He is survived by cousins and his Franciscan brothers.Friends will be received at the Chapel of St. Francis Friary-Mt. Assisi, Loretto at 4 p.m. Friday. Vigil Service will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Friary-Mt. Assisi, Loretto with Very Rev. Richard L. Davis, T.O.R., Minister Provincial, as principal celebrant. Following the Mass, committal will take place at the Franciscan Friars' Cemetery, on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.Memorial contributions may be made to suppor...

ALAN MUIR - Indiana Gazette

Monday, January 16, 2017

Alan “Stretch” Muir, 57, of Armagh, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at home.Born Sept. 19, 1959, in Johnstown, he was the son of the late Leslie and Catherine (Baird) Muir.Alan was a self-employed truck driver and farmer.He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy (Mack) Muir; his son, Kevin Muir, and wife Jamie, Armagh; one soon-to-be-born grandchild; his mother-in-law, Grace Mack, Armagh; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Doris Mack and husband John Geisz, Julian; and Alvin Mack and wife Min, Sierra Vista, Ariz.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Harry Mack.Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Family Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701.Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.

ROBERTA BRYNER - Indiana Gazette

Monday, December 19, 2016

UPMC-Jameson, New Castle. She was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Indiana, a daughter of Luther Shirley and Mary (Palmer) Shirley.Roberta is survived by her sons and daughters: Kenneth Bryner II, of Johnstown; and Robert Bryner and wife Lisa, of Oklahoma; Marylou Kolbitz and husband Mark, of Titusville; Rose McIntire and husband Mark, of Josephine; James Bryner and Debbie, of Black Lick; David Bryner and Julie, of Luciusboro; and Phyllis Bryner and Mike, of Black Lick; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her brothers and sisters: Sam Shirley and wife Linda; Goldie English; Tom Shirley and wife Clare; Lucille McKendrick; Viola Palmer; Virginia Palmer; and Velma Plovetsky and husband Larry.She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Shirley and Mary (Palmer) Shirley; her husband, Kenneth Bryner; her sons, Dennis, Richard and William Bryner; a great-granddaughter, Angel; and a granddaughter, Sarah.Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville, where a funeral service will be held at 6 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., 25 W. Market St., Blairsville, PA 15717 to help with funeral costs.www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome...

Wind NW at 3 MPH - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Monday, December 05, 2016

Nazarene Church.He was a carpenter.Survivors include his wife, Beverly; one son, Bill of Grand Junction; three daughters, Judy Hawes of Bastrop, Texas, Sharon Crist of Wray, and Carolyn Root of Johnstown; two brothers, George of Independence, Mississippi, and Wayne Moss of Birch Run, Michigan; one sister, Jean Bontrager of Swartz Creek, Michigan; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231; or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, http://www.cff.org.¦ Former Grand Junction resident, Roger Kay Stimbert, 80, Port Angeles, Washington, died Nov. 18, 2016, at his home.Services will take place at a later date in Port Angeles, Washington.He was an audiologist.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; three sons, Randy and Tony, both of Port Angeles, and Nicholas Cannon of Vancouver, Washington; one daughter, Renata Rambo of Coos Bay, Oregon; two brothers, Daniel Stimbert, and Ronald Stimbert, both of Port Angeles; and two sisters, Jo Anne Gobbo, and Brenda Thuere, both of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.Memorial contributions to the Port Angeles Lions Club, P.O. Box 466, Port Angeles, Washington 98362.¦ Clara R. Ziegler, 92, Grand Junction, died Nov. 31, 2016, at the Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center.Services will take place at a later date.She was a licensed practical nurse.Survivors include Dawn Ziegler of Santa Barbara, California.Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506; or to the Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway, Grand Junction 81507; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 N Seventh St, No. B1, Grand Junction 81501.

William J. Clark - Gloversville Leader-Herald

Monday, October 17, 2016

He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Bullhead City, Arizona, Lodge #1860, for 6 years.Survivors include his beloved companion of 25 years, Mary E. Case of Johnstown, and his son, James P. Clark of Colonie.It was Bill's wishes that there be no formal calling hours or services. He will be laid to rest at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Albany. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.brbsfuneral.com.