SOMERSET — MASCHERINO – Rev. Alphonse T., 69, Somerset, passed Feb. 15, 2013, at the In Touch Hospice House after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Born June 4, 1943, in West Chester, he was the son of the late Dominick and Emily (Fiore) Mascherino. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 in the Archdiocese of Altoona/Johnstown, Alphonse served in several dioceses in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida, California and Delaware. His ministries included hospital chaplain, evangelical communications/broadcasting and pastoral ministries. Alphonse founded the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel in Shanksville two months following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and served as director of the chapel for 12 years before retiring this month due to health concerns. The chapel was established to honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93 and all innocent people who died in the terrorist attacks. Surviving family members include sisters, Mary Jean Manion, and husband, Thomas, Alamogorda, N.M., and Genevieve Burghardt, Long Island, NY., and brothers, James Mascherino, and wife, Marie; Fred Mascherino, and wife, Gail, West Chester; Joseph Mascherino, and wife, Joan; Andrew Mascherino, and wife, Kathy, Downingtown; Louis Mascherino, and wife, Sharon; and Dominick Mascherino, Coatesville. He also leaves behind aunts, Laura Reutter and Antoinette Morris, Downingtown, and Frances Alesiani, West Chester, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, including dear friends, Don and Kay Kemp, Salisbury. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Frances Cosgrove and Philomena (Mena) Hoopes and their spouses. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Somerset, Father Daniel O’Neill, celebrant. Alphonse will then return home to Downingtown with family and friends being received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, with a funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 338 Manor Ave., Downingtown. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Shanksville, Pa. 15560 or In Touch Hospice, P.O. Box 1170 Somerset, Pa. 15501, where Alphonse resided at his time of passing. Online condolences may be sent to www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
- District Deaths June 19, 2013
BEREZONSKY – Mike, 88, Akron, Ohio, passed away June 17, 2013.
BILISKI – William “Bill,” 81, Ohio, died June 13, 2013.
Steven J. Bloxsom Sr.
BLOXSOM – Steven J. Sr., 48, Scalp Level, passed away June 17, 2013.
Robert Millard Bracken
BRACKEN – Lt. JG Robert Millard, 71, a native of Johnstown and a resident of Daphne, Ala., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013
CHATARI – Ralph, “Mr. C,” 80, Mooresville, N.C., passed away of congestive heart failure on Monday, June 17, 2013.
Irene L. (Bertram) Erzak
ERZAK – Irene L. (Bertram), 85, Ebensburg, died June 16, 2013, in West Milford, N.J.
Dorothy Carolyn Fesman
FESMAN – Dorothy Carolyn, 95, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord Monday, June 17, 2013, following a long illness.
Willard E. Fyock
FYOCK – Willard E. “Bill,” 94, Windber, died June 18, 2013.
Jeffrey Scott Gates
GATES – Jeffrey Scott, 52, Johnstown, died June 18, 2013, at home.
LEONE – George “Gary,” 66, Hastings, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Martha Jean Mutch
MUTCH – Martha Jean, 89, Lilly, passed away June 17, 2013.
Katherine M. Eckenrode Nazick
NAZICK – Katherine M. Eckenrode, 69, Blacklick Township, passed away June 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
SPANTAK – Andrew, 84, Johnstown, died June 18, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
- Today's Funerals June 19, 2013
- District Deaths June 18, 2013
BENT – Mrs. Evelyn, 98, Windber, died June 16, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Gary J. Berkey Jr.
BERKEY – Gary J. Jr., 48, Johnstown, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Paul J. Bertram
BERTRAM – Paul J., 59, Ebensburg, formerly of Lilly and Carrolltown, passed away June 14, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
Raymond E. Dupas
DUPAS – Raymond E., 73, Hastings, passed away June 16, 2013, at home.
Robert Martin Fry
FRY – Robert Martin “Pappy Cal,” 81, Mundys Corner, went to heaven June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Carole Ann Gates
GATES – Carole Ann, 70, Johnstown, died June 16, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital.
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