KAUFMAN – Lois (Wendel), 85, Westmont, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 8, 1929, in Ferndale, daughter of W.O. Wendel and Rachael (DeArmey) Wendel. Preceded in death by her parents; longtime companion, William Stackhouse; daughter, Lori Bearjar; four brothers; and three sisters. Survived by children, Jean Ann, married to Jim Bruce, Johnstown; and Tod Kaufman, Plant City, Fla.; grandchildren, Daniel Bruce, and partner, Kristin Hildrebrand; Lydia (Bruce), married to Shane Lloyd; J.P. Bruce, and partner, Lauren Kessylak; Peter Bearjar; Perry Kaufman, married to Theresa Vogel; Theresa (Kaufman), married to Joshua Britt; and Christopher Kaufman; and sister, Audrey Sedei, Salix. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. At the request of Lois and her family, there will be no visitation and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Private interment at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice “In Memory of Lois W. Kaufman.” Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
BROADWAY, VA. — WENDEL – Tod William “Bill,” 70, Broadway, Va., died Oct. 26, 2010. Survived by wife of 15 years, Marilyn. Born Feb. 14, 1940, in Latrobe, and grew up in Johnstown, son of the late Tod R. Wendel and June Adams Wendel. Brother of Lois “Babe” Wendel Guthrie, James Wendel (Jane) and Daniel Wendel (Celia). Bill married S. Antoinette “Toni” Dabbs on June 18, 1960, in Johnstown. Together they had five children: Cynthia A. (Mark) Seltner, Victoria M. Wendel, Kimberly S. (Jeffrey) Geerling, Michael Tod (Lauri) Wendel; and Jacqueline G. Wendel. Grandpa to Matthew Tod Wendel, Heather M. Wendel, Mikaela C. Wendel, Seth M. Wendel, Wade A. Polster, Shawn M. Seltner and Joshua Tod Seltner. Bill was loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws, also by friends and neighbors that were very special to him. He served in the U.S. Navy. A proud member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He had a beautiful, deep, bass voice. He performed with his chorus at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and in community theaters. Throughout the years, he was a member of several Barbershop Quartets. Bill valued the experience and the friendships he made during the years singing with the guys. Mr. Wendel retired from Airline Reporting Operations a few years ago. Upon retiring, Bill remained very active. An avid reel-to-reel recorder operator for years, he made many audiotapes of family and friends that continue to provide hours of enjoyment and are a treasure to his family. ’Til we meet again. Memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 5, in Broadway, Va.
DONALD P. WENDELWENDEL — Donald P., 70, Hollsopple R.D. 2, died Dec. 17, 1992, at Conemaugh hospital. Born June 9, 1922, in Johnstown, son of Winters O. and Rachel (DeArmey) Wendel. Preceded in death by parents, first wife, former Adrien Bush; sister, Betty Fox, and brothers David, William, and Todd. Survived by wife, former Betty L. (McNutt) Carlson; children, Donald W., married to Valerie Hale, Altoona; Kathryn, wife of David Horvath, Tire Hill; and Paulette Tamm, Johnstown; also grandchildren, Adrienne Hovrath and Amanda Tamm; mother-in-law, Ethel N. McNutt, Hollsopple R.D. 2; stepchildren, Doris (Carlson), wife of Richard Beegle, Richland; John Paul Carlson, married to Mary Jeanne Varin, Providence, R.I.; Faye (Carlson), wife of Rick Patrick, Mechanicsburg, and Robert Bush, Altoona; seven stepgrandchildren. Brother of Dorothy Beegle, Johnstown; Audrey Sedi, Salix; and Lois Kaufman, Johnstown. Attended Hopewell United Methodist Church. Army Veteran of World War II. Partner in Former Wendel Awning Co., Johnstown, for many years. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hoffman Funeral Home, Allegheny Street, Boswell, where service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Darlene Wiewiora. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park.Published in Johnstown Tribune on Friday, December 18, 1992, page C7
BETTY L. McNUTT CARLSON-WENDEL (wife of Donald P. Wendel) ARBUTUS PARK MANOR — CARLSON-WENDEL – Betty L. (McNutt), 87, Arbutus Park Manor, Johnstown, formerly of Boswell and Hollsopple, died Dec. 28, 2012, at the manor. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Jenner Township, Somerset County, daughter of John P. and Ethel N. (Shaffer) McNutt. Preceded in death by parents; first husband, Gibson F. Carlson, in 1982; second husband, Donald P. Wendel, in 1992; sister, Doris Jean Yoder; and brothers-in-law, Bill E. Yoder and Frederick C. Miller. Survived by children, Doris Elaine, married to Richard Beegle, Hollsopple; John P. “Bud” Carlson, and wife, Mary Jeanne, Jensen Beach, Fla.; and Faye Carolle, married to Rick Patrick, Mechanicsburg; stepchildren, Donald Wendel, and wife, Valerie, Altoona; Kathy (Wendel), married to David Horvath, Tire Hill; and Paulette (Wendel) Tamm, West Virginia; seven grandchildren, Scott Beegle, Hollsopple; Lance Beegle, and wife, Jennifer, Elkton, Va.; Dawn (Carlson) LeTendre, Florida; Colin Carlson, and wife, Jennifer, Chepachet, R.I.; Marc Carlson, and wife, Amy, Smithfield, R.I.; Betsey (Patrick), married to Corey Norrell, Carlisle; and Kevin Patrick, and wife, M. Carolina, Minot AFB, North Dakota; stepgrandchildren, Adrienne Horvath and Amanda Tamm; 14 great- grandchildren; and sister, Faye E. Miller, Somerset. A graduate of Boswell High School. She was a retired seamstress with 41 years of service for Dorfman & Hoffman Garment Factory, Boswell. Member of ILGWU and Hopewell United Methodist Church, Hollsopple. Betty enjoyed making crafts and sewing. Viewing from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, with Pastor Michael A. Dunlap presiding. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arbutus Park Manor, Activities Department, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904; North Star Youth Outreach, 320 Allegheny St., Boswell, Pa. 15531; or a charity of your choice. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com. Published in Johnstown Tribune on Friday, December 30, 2012
TODD R. WENDEL WENDEL — Todd R., 76, formerly of Violet Street, died Nov. 19, 1992 at Mercy Nursing Care Center. Born July 31, 1916, in Johnstown, son of Winter O. and Rachel (DeArmey) Wendel. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, David and Wilbur; and sister, Betty Fox. Survived by wife, former June M. Adams; and these children: Lois, Columbia Md; T. William, Woodbridge, Va; James B., married to former Carol McIntyre, Annandale, Va.; and Daniel, married to former Cecelia McCarthy, Mount Ranier, Md.; also 13 grandchildren and these brothers and sisters: Dorothy Beegle, Johnstown, Don Boswell; Audrey Sedel, Salix; and Lois Kaufman, Johnstown. Co-owner of Wendel Aluminum Company. Dorm supervisor at Hiram G. Andrews Center. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. friday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Clement’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Msgr. William Shultz. Interment, St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. Prayer service at 3 p.m. Friday.Published in Johnstown Tribune on Thursday, November 19, 1992, page C9