WINDBER — CANN – Bertha, 92, Windber, formerly of Richland Township, passed away March 14, 2013, at Precious Care Assisted Living, Concord Township, Ohio. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in St. Michael, daughter of Settimio and Maria (Biocco) Portante. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles “Dick” Cann; son, Charles A. Cann; sisters, Adele Freto, Nancy Morocco and Albine Predko; and brother, Anthony Portante. She is survived by her loving daughter, Deatrae “Dee Dee” Cann, Willoughby, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Charlene Cann, Concord, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Bertha was a 1938 graduate of Windber High School. She formerly was employed at Bali Bra Manufacturing Corp. and Miracle Mart. Bertha was a former member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber. She was a former member of Windber Country Club, where she was an avid golfer. Bertha also was a volunteer at Arcadia Theater, Windber. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, reading, knitting and crocheting. Bertha knitted many slippers for people at Quemahoning Towers in Windber. She was a loving mother who will be remembered for her kind and giving nature. Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, Father Rod Soha, TOR. Committal, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to a charity of one’s choice or to Precious Care Assisted Living, 8095 Auburn Road, Painesville, Ohio 44077 in memory of Bertha. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths May 23, 2013
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.
Sharon Denise Miller
MILLER – Sharon Denise, 62, Cairnbrook, died May 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dennis O. Robertson
ROBERTSON – Dennis O., 74, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013.
Mary Etta Yeckley
YECKLEY – Mary Etta, 86, Carrolltown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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- District Deaths May 22, 2013
Rosalie Augusta (Miller) Beatty
BEATTY – Rosalie Augusta (Miller), 87, Tire Hill, died peacefully May 20, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Palliative Care Unit.
Richard L. DelSignore
DelSIGNORE – Richard L., 87, Upper Yoder, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Emma Jean (Blough) Harrison
HARRISON – Emma Jean (Blough), 85, Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Johnstown, died May 18, 2013, at home.
HILL – Josephine, 93, Johnstown, died May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Kimmel
KIMMEL – Thomas G., 88, Maple Ridge, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Pete J. Piemonte
PIEMONTE – Pete J., 77, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla.
Daniel James Steele
STEELE – Daniel James, 61, Mundys Corner, formerly of Michigan, passed away May 20, 2013.
STOFKO – Mary, 89, Johnstown, died May 19, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor.
- Today's Funerals May 22, 2013
- District Deaths May 21, 2013
Lois K. Bunnell
BUNNELL – Lois K., 98, a resident of Colonial Courtyard in Clearfield, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Eleanor E. Henning
HENNING – Eleanor E., 82, Johnstown, passed away May 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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