JOHNSTOWN — PETAK – Joseph R. Jr., 63, Johnstown, died Jan. 7, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Born Dec. 2, 1949, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by wife, the former Linda (Rok); and sons, Kevin, Johnstown; and Richard, married to Sandra, Pittsburgh. Brother of Louise, married to Dennis Chervanak; Patricia, married to Dennis Galindo; and Donald Petak, married to Connie; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Rok II, married to Anna Marie, Rick Rok married to Renee; Mike Rok, married to Laurie; John Rok, married to Mindy; and Bill Rok, married Heather. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was employed as a warehouse superviser at North American Hoganas and coached soccer for more than 25 years. Joseph was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman and loved his wife and sons. Joe was very proud of his sons. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Visitation of the BVM Church, Father Barry J. Baroni. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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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.
Stella Ann (Francek) Sewalk
SEWALK – Stella Ann (Francek), 95, Johnstown, went to be with her Lord May 16, 2013, at home.
Doris J. Sowerbrower
SOWERBROWER – Doris J., 71, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at home.
Michael G. Yurasek
YURASEK – Michael G., Ohio, 71, passed away May 10, 2013.
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Charles Richard Allison
ALLISON – Charles Richard, Florence, S.C., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, after a sudden illness.
Roberta E. Heming
HEMING – Roberta E. “Bertie”, 67, Robinson, died May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
OMASTA – Mary, 83, died May 15, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin, formerly of Old Orchard Way.
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Ruth C. (Coppersmith) Anderson
ANDERSON – Ruth C. (Coppersmith), 71, passed away May 9, 2013.
Elsie E. Beichner
BEICHNER – Elsie E., 98, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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