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Val, 96, Laurelview Village, died June 9, 2017. She was born, July 3, 1920, in Holsopple, daughter of the late Clarence and Verna (Snably) Baker; she was preceded in death by her first husband Fred Grantham, and her second husband W. Donald Stewart. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Val was a graduate of Johnstown High School, and the Conemaugh School of Nursing, in 1942, she then was employed as a nurse by the US Government, and eventually for the FBI, where she was J. Edgar Hoovers personal nurse. This is when she met her second husband Don, who also worked for the FBI. During their retirement, she and Don lived in Florida before returning to the Johnstown area. Val was a generous and compassionate soul, and also the life of any gathering, with her unique sense of humor. At her request there will be no public visitation, but services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM, at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd. Interment Grandview Cemetery. (PTBMortuary.com)
Published on June 10, 2017
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