EBENSBURG — MIHALIK– Helen M. 91, Ebensburg, passed away Aug. 3, 2012, in Pittsburgh. She was born May 1, 1921, in Nicktown, daughter of the late George and Mary (Majoros) Vrana. Helen was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking. She cherished family times together and her cabin, Camp Deacon, located in the northwestern Pennsylvania mountains. She enjoyed watching football and was an avid fan of Slippery Rock University football. Helen was a member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Ebensburg. Helen is survived by three sons, Dennis and Gina Mihalik, Finksburg, Md.; Robert and Fran Mihalik, Chardon, Ohio; and George Jr. and Laura Mihalik, Slippery Rock. She also is survived by six grandchildren, Denise, and her husband, Mark; Bobby, and his wife, Debbie; Diane, and her husband, Jimmy; Greg, and his wife, Cheri; Jenny Lee, and her husband, Teddy; and Beth, and her husband, Jamie. She also is survived by seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Dorothy Vrana and Betty Vrana, both of Cresson, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, George Mihalik Sr., on Jan. 17, 1991. She also was preceded in death by sisters, Ann Grimm, Mary Tomallo, Peggy Delarre, Agnes Nealen and Sister Mary Louise Vrana OSF, and brothers, John and Steve Vrana. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where a vigil prayer service will be held Sunday evening. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Name Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. Entombment, Holy Name Mausoleum.
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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.
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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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