LORETTO — McMULLEN – Helen T., 85, Brick Road, Loretto, died Jan. 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born May 10, 1927, in Loretto, daughter of the late Michael and Annie (Byrne) Driskel. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Leonard “Len,” on Oct. 31, 1986; brothers, Regis, Russell, Michael Jr. and Francis “Buck”; sister, Catherine Schenk; brothers-in-law, Cyril Schenk and Isodore “Issy” Smithbower; and sister-in-law, Jean (Hite) Driskel. Survived by loving children and spouses, Dian Smith (Jerome “Homer”), Ebensburg; Kathy Sherry (Pat), Carrolltown; Mary Frances “Tut” Miladinovich (Steve), Casper, Wyo.; Phoebe Rosensteel (Alan), Conway, S.C.; Gerald “Joe” (Anna Gresh), Ebensburg; Karen Boland, Gallitzin; Terry (Robin Korber), Loretto; and Susan Fitzsimmons (Jeff), Gallitzin; precious grandchildren, Jerry, Stacey and Nathan Smith; Michael (Tonya), Andy and Vincent Sherry; Derek and Lisa Miladinovich; Kelly, Daniel (Sara) and Casey (Ashley) McMullen; Corey and Ryan Boland; Kaylyn Hines; Jeanie and Faith McMullen; and Chad Fitzsimmons; six great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Smithbower, Ebensburg; sisters-in-law, Gerry Driskel, Chest Springs; and Camille McMullen, Altoona; and many special nieces and nephews. After graduating from Cresson High School, she went to work at the Franciscan Mission Store in Loretto as a secretary and later worked at the Building Fund Office, also in Loretto. Helen was an avid bowler and cinch player. When someone said cards she was ready to go. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. Member of Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, where memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Malachi Van Tassell and the Rev. Nathan Malavolti, concelebrants. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Loretto, in Helen’s memory. Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville.
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John F. Chrisko
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James Joseph Hannaway
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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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Rosalie Augusta (Miller) Beatty
BEATTY – Rosalie Augusta (Miller), 87, Tire Hill, died peacefully May 20, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Palliative Care Unit.
Richard L. DelSignore
DelSIGNORE – Richard L., 87, Upper Yoder, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Emma Jean (Blough) Harrison
HARRISON – Emma Jean (Blough), 85, Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Johnstown, died May 18, 2013, at home.
HILL – Josephine, 93, Johnstown, died May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Kimmel
KIMMEL – Thomas G., 88, Maple Ridge, died May 20, 2013, at home.
Pete J. Piemonte
PIEMONTE – Pete J., 77, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla.
Daniel James Steele
STEELE – Daniel James, 61, Mundys Corner, formerly of Michigan, passed away May 20, 2013.
STOFKO – Mary, 89, Johnstown, died May 19, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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Lois K. Bunnell
BUNNELL – Lois K., 98, a resident of Colonial Courtyard in Clearfield, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Eleanor E. Henning
HENNING – Eleanor E., 82, Johnstown, passed away May 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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