SIDMAN — LADIKA – James F., 73, Sidman, went to be with the Lord Feb. 11, 2013. Born April 16, 1939, in Windber, son of the late Peter and Anna (Stupic) Ladika. Survived by wife of 47 years, Helen (Kentula) Ladika; sons, Anthony Ladika, and wife, Wendy (Varner), Salix; and James Ladika, South Fork; and grandchildren, Travis and Katey. Also survived by sister, Joanne, wife of Ronald Thomas, Sidman; brothers, William Ladika, and wife, Helen (Penna), Geistown; and Richard Ladika, and wife, Janice (Mehora), Sidman; and sister-in-law, Carol, wife of James Moore, Sidman; also several nieces and nephews. A 1957 graduate of Adams-Summerhill High School and a former member of the Army Reserve. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, Gautier Division. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who loved hunting, fishing, gardening and being in the outdoors. He will be especially missed by his pet dogs and cats. Member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. George M. Gulash. Committal, church cemetery, Windber. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Good Samaritan, sixth floor, and also the ICU Unit of Conemaugh Hospital.
Dr. George W. Katter
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Donald W. Hamilton
HAMILTON – Donald W. “Bud,” 90, Johnstown, died May 23, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jean A. Wray
WRAY – Jean A., 89, Vintondale, passed away May 23, 2013, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana.
Mary Lou Wantiez
WANTIEZ – Mary Lou, 75, Elton Heights, went to her eternal reward May 24, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family.
Michel P. Smolar
SMOLAR – Michael P., 48, Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Elton Heights, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 25, 2013.
Robert J. Killian
KILLIAN – Robert J. “Bob,” 58, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
George Hudson Jr.
HUDSON – George Jr., 89, Cresson, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.
Willa Mae Weaver
WEAVER – Willa Mae, 72, Central City, died May 24, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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Elizabeth L. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Elizabeth L. “Betsy,” 78, Johnstown, died May 23, 2013, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
Maurice Leo Moore
MOORE – Maurice Leo, 93, Penn Run, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
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.
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