PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — BROWN – Francis J. Sr., 72, Portage Township, passed away Feb. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 25, 1940, in Portage, son of George and Alice (Killinger) Brown. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, George, Leo and James. Survived by wife, Donna (Decort) Brown, Portage; and children, Roxanne, wife of Larry Shaffer, Summerhill; Francis “Peck” Brown, Portage; Roger Brown, and wife, Heidi, Northern Cambria; Brenda Rietscha, Portage; and Cheryl Ann, wife of John Birk, Lilly. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Brother of Jane Workman, West Virginia; Donald Brown and William Brown, both of Philadelphia; Mary Glessner, Lilly; Patricia Spalla, Northern Cambria; Kathleen Kukla, Cresson; JoAnn Casteel, Johnstown; Robert Brown, Portage; and David Brown, Ohio. A retired kitchen supervisor for the Cresson Center with more than 37 years of service. Frank was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Portage, Father Walter Moll, celebrant. Committal, St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery, Wilmore. Online condolences may be made at www.decortfh.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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