WILMORE — MARSALKO – Mary 86, Wilmore, died March 17, 2013, at Windber Hospital. Born July 1, 1926, in Wilmore, daughter of Theodore “Frank” and Anastasia (Makar) Potchak. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Louis Marsalko; brothers, Steve, John, Michael, Frank, Charles and twin brother, Peter Potchak; sister, Catherine Timura; and daughter-in-law, Cindy (Mossburg) Marsalko. She was the last member of her immediate family. Survived by children, Theresa “Terri,” wife of John “Butch” Williamson Sr., Portage; Dolores “Dee,” wife of Marlin Minor, Johnstown; Louis Marsalko, married to the former Diane Campitell, Gallitzin; Phillip Marsalko, Ohio; Catherine “Cathy,” wife of Brad Smith, State College; Mary Lou, wife of Thomas Giles, Portage; and Paul Marsalko, married to the former Tina Mihalick, Pittsburgh. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Kristy (Greg) Letzo, John (Bridget) Williamson Jr., Jason (Amy) Minor, Aaron (Jaclyn) Minor, Amanda Minor, Nicole (Greg) Custer, Lee Marsalko, Chad Marsalko, Justin Smith, Ashley Smith, Matthew Giles, Scott Giles, Logan Marsalko and Chase Marsalko; and great-grandchildren, Connor and Kaley Letzo, Collin Custer, Norah Minor and Hayden Minor. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Irma Potchak, Evelyn Potchak, Blanche Potchak, Helen Marsalko, Ann Worth and Louise Wartko; and numerous nieces and nephews. Life member of PNA and St. Anne’s Society. Choir member of St. Bartholomew Church, having spent many years on the election board and was on the ladies auxiliary of Wilmore Fire Company. She enjoyed polka music and dancing, gardening and interacting with people, especially while selling Avon products. She was a very devout Catholic and her family was her priority. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Wednesday and vigil service will be held in the afternoon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bartholomew Church, Wilmore, Father Robert Reese, celebrant. Committal, St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Portage.
- District Deaths May 19, 2013
Matthew P. Adams
ADAMS – Matthew P., 20, New Holland, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.
Charles E. Block Sr.
BLOCK – Charles E. Sr., 75, Blacklick Township, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.
Agnes (Popovich) Cardone
CARDONE – Agnes (Popovich) 88, Palmdale, Calif., formerly of Windber, passed away May 15, 2013.
Carmel C. Coco
COCO – Carmel C., 95, died peacefully at home May 18, 2013.
Anna Mae Kopsic
KOPSIC – Anna Mae, 86, Presbyterian Home, Johnstown, formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Frank J. Szymusiak
SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Helen M. (Til) Gembinski
GEMBINSKI – Helen M. (Til), 88, Richland, a longtime resident of Lorain Borough, passed away May 17, 2013, at home.
Gladys I. Wiesinger
WIESINGER – Gladys I., 97, Lower Yoder Township, went to be with her Heavenly Father May 13, 2013.
Glenn W. Wirick
WIRICK – Glenn W., 67, Ebensburg and Dumfries, Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Sentara Potomac Hospital of Woodbridge.
Jean (Gibson-Lavely) Yuhas
YUHAS (GIBSON-LAVELY) – Jean, 82, Lower Yoder, died May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Melody Ann Black
BLACK – Melody Ann, 55, Johnstown, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jacqueline (Winning) Griffith
GRIFFITH – Jacqueline “Jacquie” (Winning), 51, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Esther L. (Weaver) Hyde
HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie.
Richard Miller McQuade
McQUADE – Richard Miller, 94, Stoystown, died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Elmer L. Piper Sr.
PIPER – Elmer L. Sr., 75, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at Good Sam Nursing Care Center.
William W. Resick
RESICK – William W., 70, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Joseph W. Robey Jr.
ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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