WINDBER — VENZON – Mrs. Albina M., 98, Windber, passed away Nov. 14, 2012, at Arbutus Park Manor & Retirement Center. Born July 11, 1914, in Windber, daughter of late Paul and Mary (Calabrese) Biasella. Also preceded in death by husband, John M. “Pope” Venzon; sisters, Josephine Carosello, Sundie McCuch, Theresa Kaisner and Edith Bell-Biasella; and brothers, James Bell-Biasella and Albert Biasella. Survived by children, Mary Kay, wife of Curt Manges; and John, married to the former Donna Seese, both of Windber. Grandmother to Curt Manges Jr., married to the former Lori Doles, Ashville, Ohio; and Anthony Venzon, Monroeville; and great-grandmother to Morgan Moretti and John Paul “Jack” Manges. Sister of Isadora, wife of Adam Calderone, Boswell. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Albina enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family and home. She was proud of her Italian heritage. She was employed part time at Windber Area School District. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, TOR Franciscans. Committal, church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Windber Hospice or Arbutus Park Manor & Retirement Center in memory of Albina. (www.meekfuneralhome.com)
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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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