JOHNSTOWN — ZELEK – Blaine G., 91, Johnstown, died Sept. 21, 2012, at home. Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Franklin, son of the late Michael P. and Angeline (Golash) Zelek. Preceded in death by brothers, Stanley, Walter, Joseph, Michael and Robert, and sisters, Mary Zelek and Sophie Mihelic. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by beloved wife of 60 years, Joan E. (Begalke) Zelek; daughter, Tanya M. Shaffer, married to Robert A., Johnstown; grandchildren, Chase R. Shaffer, and wife, Ashton L., and Nicholas B. Shaffer; and great-granddaughter, Chloe B. Shaffer. Blaine was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired elementary school principal at the Conemaugh Valley School District. Member of Conemaugh PNA and Verona Eagles, he enjoyed pitching horseshoes and loved reading, teaching and spending time with his family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Eleanor Abarno, officiating. Entombment, Forest Lawn Mausoleum, with military rites by VFW Menoher Post 155. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Hartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086 Toledo, Ohio 43699-0086. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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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.
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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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.
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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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