PORTAGE — DuBRITZ – Dorothy I. “Buddy,” 97, Portage, died Nov. 1, 2012, at home. Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Portage, daughter of Andrew Sr. and Mary (Furman) Uhren. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Frank DuBritz, Brooklyn, N.Y.; brothers, Joseph, John and Andrew Jr.; and sisters, Sophie Hall, Elizabeth Slage and Mary Uhren; also sons-in-law, Gregory Kalwasinski and William Knouse. She was the last member of her immediate family. Survived by children, Anita Kalwasinski-Knouse, and friend, Doug; Dorothy, wife of Dave Mrkich; Frank DuBritz, her beloved son with whom she resided; and Mary Ann, wife of Robert Cochran, all of Portage. She will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dorothy lived in Brooklyn from 1933 to 1975. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing, gardening and playing board games, especially Scrabble. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Loretto, the Rev. Monsignor Timothy Swope, VF, celebrant. Committal, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Loretto.
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Elizabeth L. Bongiovanni
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Maurice Leo Moore
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Regis V. Varmecky
VARMECKY – Regis V. “Reg,” 62, Johnstown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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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.
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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.
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