LANCASTER COUNTY — MICHAELS – Mary Catherine, 78, Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, passed away at 10:30 p.m. March 18, 2013, at Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Comdr.. Donald Matthew Michaels, U.S. Navy retired, who passed away July 30, 1983. Born in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha (Gabriel) Litzinger. She was a 1953 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School and was a member of St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Plowville, Robeson Township. Survived by daughter, Nancy A. King, wife of T. Rob King, Brecknock Township, Lancaster County; and son, Clete Michaels, husband of Michele L. Michaels, Bethel Township. Also survived by six grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Rita Horne, widow of Francis Horne, Hastings; and brother, Raymond J. Litzinger, husband of Mary Kay (Ostrich) Litzinger, Latrobe; along with several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, James V. Litzinger, husband of Eileen (Fogerty) Litzinger, Johnstown; and niece, Therese A. Litzinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Plowville, Robeson Township, the Rev. Philip F. Rodgers, celebrant. Family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the church. An additional Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, the Rev. David Peles, celebrant. Interment, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., Johnstown, Pa. 15906. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017, in memory of Mrs. Mary Catherine Michaels. Bean Funeral Home, 3825 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.
- District Deaths May 25, 2013
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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- District Deaths May 24, 2013
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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- District Deaths May 23, 2013
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.
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