JACKSON TOWNSHIP — SNYDER – Karen Louise (Petrisko), 48, Jackson Township, went to be with the Lord Jan. 16, 2013. Born Aug. 28, 1964, in Spangler, daughter of Andrew and Irene (Francisco) Petrisko. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Michael and Anna Francisco; and paternal grandparents, Mary and Andrew Petrisko Sr. In addition to her parents, Karen is survived by her husband, Dennis Snyder; and children, Alyssa (fiance, Craig Olear) Burkey, Ian Burkey and Autumn Snyder. Also survived by sister, Diane (Gary) Talerico; twin sister, Sharon (John) Moore; brother, Greg Petrisko; nieces, Nicole, Kelley, Bethany, Meadow, Becky, Genevieve, Shannon and Alex; nephews, Christopher, Matthew, Josh, Eric, Shawn, Noah and Luke; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; also mother-in-law, father-in-law and brothers-in-law. Member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Mundys Corner. She was employed at Giant Eagle in Ebensburg, where she was a baker and cake decorator. Karen loved gardening, baking and spending time with her family. Karen’s last selfless act was giving the gift of life to others through organ donation. She will be sadly missed by all those she touched. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Church, the Very Rev. Andrew C. Stanko, VF, celebrant. Committal, Holy Name Cemetery, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen’s memory may be made to The Center for Recovery and Education.
- 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.
Gary Craig Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Gary Craig “Garbear,” 32, Jackson Township, died June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Georgia R. Kirkman
KIRKMAN – Georgia R. “Peggy,” 91, Upper Yoder Township, died June 16, 2013, at her residence.
Margaret E. (Vamos) Kuba
KUBA – Margaret E. (Vamos), 87, Eastlake, Ohio, passed away June 12, 2013, at home with her daughter by her side.
ODEAL – Leary, 91, Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Seward, went to be with our Lord June 14, 2013, at Hope Hospice House.
Mary Agnes Respet
RESPET – Mary Agnes, 91, died June 17, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
George R. Sewak
SEWAK – George R., 83, an attorney, Canonsburg, Pa., formerly of Johnstown, died June 16, 2013.
- Today's Funerals June 18, 2013
Camille Jane Shields
SHIELDS – Camille Jane, went peacefully to heaven with her family around her on June 15, 2013.
Ernest R. Horner Jr.
HORNER – Ernest R. Jr., “Pete,” 84, Windber, died June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Michael J. Bradley Sr.
BRADLEY – Michael J. Sr., 46, Cresson, died June 15, 2013, at home.
Margaret M. (Mullen) Morgan
MORGAN – Margaret M. (Mullen), 91, Gray, died June 15, 2013, at In Touch Hospice House, Somerset.
FEDORISKO – George, 90, Windber, died June 14, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Patricia L. Yonkoske
YONKOSKE – Patricia L., 77, Northern Cambria, went to heaven Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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