SWISSVALE — CYRWUS – Walter, 97, Swissvale, formerly of Portage, died March 21, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born Feb. 1, 1916, in Portage, son of Wojciech (Albert) and Antonina (Sral) Cyrwus. Preceded in death by parents; beloved wife, Josephine (Mrozek) Cyrwus; brothers, Joseph and Stanley Cyrwus; and sisters, Catherine A. Dawczak, Ann M. Squillario, Helen Koval and Alice Sboray. Brother of Dolores F. Havrilla, Wickliffe, Ohio. He was a loving uncle and godparent, and was much loved by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Retired welder and metal fabricator for the steel mills in Pittsburgh. He enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting, gardening, playing accordion, taxidermy and woodworking. Friends received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Portage, Father Joseph Janiszeski, celebrant. Committal, Sacred Heart Cemetery. Military funeral rites by Portage Ritual Team.
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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.
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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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.
Sharon Denise Miller
MILLER – Sharon Denise, 62, Cairnbrook, died May 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dennis O. Robertson
ROBERTSON – Dennis O., 74, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013.
Mary Etta Yeckley
YECKLEY – Mary Etta, 86, Carrolltown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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