OVIEDO, FLA. — KOKUS – George, 92, Oviedo, Fla., formerly of Colver, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Florida. Born April 1, 1920, in Madera, son of the late Martin and Palagia (Kowalchik) Kokus. Survived by wife, Anna (Gherardi) Kokus; daughter, Maryann Lehman; son, George S. Kokus; brothers, Michael and Nick Kokus; sisters, Mary and Catherine Kokus; and four grandchildren. He retired from the former Eastern Gas & Fuel Co. Mine in Colver. A World War II Army veteran, he was the recipient of the EAME Theater Ribbon with six Bronze Stars, the Bronze Arrowhead, and the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg. A brief service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Revloc, the Rev. Father Andrew Krasulski, celebrant. Committal, Holy Name Cemetery. Military graveside rites by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Caring Connection Ministry at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 113 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, Fla. 32765, or Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, 560 Cambria Ave., P.O. Box 194, Revloc, Pa. 15948.
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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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