HASTINGS — BEARER – Mary Ethel, 84, Bridge Street, Hastings, died July 2, 2012. Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Coalport, daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary (Cossick) Lantzy. Preceded in death by brothers, John and Richard “Jerry.” Survived by husband, William, whom she married July 24, 1954, in Hastings. Death ends marriage union of 57 years. Also survived by children, Joan Ronan (Walt), Johnstown; and Cheryl Martin (Louis), Palmyra; grandchildren, Jessalyn, Kyle, and Kerralyn Ronan; and Leah and Tess Martin; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Martin; brother, William (Pat), Seattle, Wash.; and special cousin, Patty Lantzy Walton (Tom), Seattle, Wash. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Member of the 1945 graduating class of Hastings Elder High School. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in teaching with a specialization in home economics at the State Teachers College at Indiana, now known as Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She instructed thousands of the area’s women in the art and science of nutrition, cooking, sewing and home management. She was an advocate for students’ rights and gender equality. She was a teacher from 1950 until her retirement from Cambria Heights Middle School in 1976. Member of Court of Our Lady of Victory 722 Catholic Daughters of America, where she served as regent. She also served on the Library Board of Hastings, sponsored the heritage room at the library and donated several personal items for display from her father’s career as a coal miner and foreman in the Hastings area. Mary Ethel was a joy to her family and friends and maintained her sense of humor throughout her life. Member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Hastings, where friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m., the Rev. Thaddeus Rettger, OSB, celebrant. Committal, St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Hastings. Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hastings Public Library, 312 Beaver St., P.O. Box 515, Hastings, Pa. 16646, in Mary Ethel’s memory.
- District Deaths June 19, 2013
BEREZONSKY – Mike, 88, Akron, Ohio, passed away June 17, 2013.
BILISKI – William “Bill,” 81, Ohio, died June 13, 2013.
Steven J. Bloxsom Sr.
BLOXSOM – Steven J. Sr., 48, Scalp Level, passed away June 17, 2013.
Robert Millard Bracken
BRACKEN – Lt. JG Robert Millard, 71, a native of Johnstown and a resident of Daphne, Ala., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013
CHATARI – Ralph, “Mr. C,” 80, Mooresville, N.C., passed away of congestive heart failure on Monday, June 17, 2013.
Irene L. (Bertram) Erzak
ERZAK – Irene L. (Bertram), 85, Ebensburg, died June 16, 2013, in West Milford, N.J.
Dorothy Carolyn Fesman
FESMAN – Dorothy Carolyn, 95, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord Monday, June 17, 2013, following a long illness.
Willard E. Fyock
FYOCK – Willard E. “Bill,” 94, Windber, died June 18, 2013.
Jeffrey Scott Gates
GATES – Jeffrey Scott, 52, Johnstown, died June 18, 2013, at home.
LEONE – George “Gary,” 66, Hastings, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Martha Jean Mutch
MUTCH – Martha Jean, 89, Lilly, passed away June 17, 2013.
Katherine M. Eckenrode Nazick
NAZICK – Katherine M. Eckenrode, 69, Blacklick Township, passed away June 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
SPANTAK – Andrew, 84, Johnstown, died June 18, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
- Today's Funerals June 19, 2013
- District Deaths June 18, 2013
BENT – Mrs. Evelyn, 98, Windber, died June 16, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Gary J. Berkey Jr.
BERKEY – Gary J. Jr., 48, Johnstown, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Paul J. Bertram
BERTRAM – Paul J., 59, Ebensburg, formerly of Lilly and Carrolltown, passed away June 14, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
Raymond E. Dupas
DUPAS – Raymond E., 73, Hastings, passed away June 16, 2013, at home.
Robert Martin Fry
FRY – Robert Martin “Pappy Cal,” 81, Mundys Corner, went to heaven June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Carole Ann Gates
GATES – Carole Ann, 70, Johnstown, died June 16, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital.
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