WINDBER — FERENS – Anna M., 93, Windber, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Ypsilanti, Mich. She was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Somerset County, daughter of Michael and Mary (Hallima) Katchmeric. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Steve “Alabam” Ferens. She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Windber. Survivors include one son, Alfred (Pazienza) Katchmeric and daughter-in-law, Linda Katchmeric, Ypsilanti, Mich.; three grandchildren, Brian, Paul (Marlette) and Cheryl Katchmeric; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Catherine; one brother, Andrew Katchmarik; one sister, Margaret Bonk; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Steve, Mike, George, Joe, John, Mary Obuck, Helen Wentzel and Susan Katchmeric. Cremation has taken place. The memorial Mass will be celebrated in May at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Windber. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Windber. Contributions in her memory may be made to the church. Please sign her guestbook at www.starkfuneral.com.
Dr. George W. Katter
KATTER – Dr. George W., a cardiologist whose career spanned 50 years treating generations of residents of Johnstown and the Laurel Highlands, died May 24, 2013.
Donald W. Hamilton
HAMILTON – Donald W. “Bud,” 90, Johnstown, died May 23, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jean A. Wray
WRAY – Jean A., 89, Vintondale, passed away May 23, 2013, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana.
Mary Lou Wantiez
WANTIEZ – Mary Lou, 75, Elton Heights, went to her eternal reward May 24, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family.
Michel P. Smolar
SMOLAR – Michael P., 48, Miami Beach, Fla., formerly of Elton Heights, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 25, 2013.
Robert J. Killian
KILLIAN – Robert J. “Bob,” 58, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
George Hudson Jr.
HUDSON – George Jr., 89, Cresson, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.
Willa Mae Weaver
WEAVER – Willa Mae, 72, Central City, died May 24, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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Elizabeth L. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Elizabeth L. “Betsy,” 78, Johnstown, died May 23, 2013, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
Maurice Leo Moore
MOORE – Maurice Leo, 93, Penn Run, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Regis V. Varmecky
VARMECKY – Regis V. “Reg,” 62, Johnstown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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ALEX – Gregory, 58, Pittsburgh and Kigali, Rwanda, Africa, formerly of Ebensburg, died May 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh.
DIRENZO – Nicholas, 81, Hollsopple, died May 22, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Fred Richard Kramer
KRAMER – Fred Richard, 83, Salix, went to be with the Lord May 22, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Zachary E. Lamer
LAMER – Zachary E., 23, Northern Cambria, passed away May 18, 2013.
Beverly Y. Naylor
NAYLOR – Beverly Y., 77, Cambria Care Center, formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Shawn Michael Ohala
OHALA – Shawn Michael “Punky,” 27, Johnstown, went to be with Lord May 22, 2013, unexpectedly due to respiratory complications.
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