EBENSBURG — BARNHART – Betty (Semelsberger), 84, Ebensburg, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born May 4, 1928, in Belsano, daughter of Harry and Mildred (Bracken) Semelsberger. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Harry P. (Barney); and sisters, Patty Semelsberger, Genevive Lupe, Ella Mae Pisarcik and Dorothy Williams. Survived by daughter, Harriett, wife of Lee Erickson, Ebensburg. Betty was a loving, caring and devoted wife and mother. She was a 4-H mom to the 4-H Light Horse and Pony Club for several years. She was a lifetime member of ASPCA. She loved cooking, camping, horse shows, but none could be surpassed by the love for her dogs. She loved and raised Belgium sheepdogs; they went everywhere with her. She was my horse show mom and traveled 30 years all over to the horse shows. She loved the outdoors and camping for more than 20 years and met many friends for coffee and mountain pies. She loved having family and friends for get-togethers and cooked up a huge feast. She will be sadly missed. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Francis Brosius. Committal, Belsano Cemetery.
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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.
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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