FLINTON — CIMBALISTA – Joan E., 69, Flinton, died Oct. 14, 2012, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Dec. 8, 1942, in Palmyra, daughter of the late James and Thelma Dean. Survived by children, Elizabeth Darrach (James), Lancaster; Marguerite Walter, Blackstock, S.C.; Robert Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; Jennifer, Warrenton, N.C.; and James and Stephen, both of Everett; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Jane Dean, Palmyra. Retired in 2005 as sales clerk with Value City, Altoona. Member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Cresson, and its choir. Also a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Choir, Altoona. Joan loved to sing and sang at countless weddings. She also was an avid reader and loved the beach at Wildwood, N.J., where she vacationed for more than 30 years. Joan also was an avid fan of Penn State football, and both the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Leo F. Arnone. Committal, church cemetery.
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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.
Jamie Richard Papinchak
PAPINCHAK – Jamie Richard, 38, Bradford, Pa., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Elkins, W.Va.
Elimore Christine (Buksa) Picklo
PICKLO – Elinore Christine (Buksa), Grand Forks, N.D., formerly of Wilmington, Del., died May 14, 2013.
PLUMMER – Marlin, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away March 25, 2013.
Timothy R. Weise Sr.
WEISE – Timothy R. “Tim” Sr., Cresson, died unexpectedly May 21, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
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John F. Chrisko
CHRISKO – John F. “Jack,” 68, Jamestown, passed away May 21, 2013, at home.
James Joseph Hannaway
HANNAWAY – James Joseph, 82, Robindale Heights, passed away May 21, 2013, at home.
Norman J. Lee Sr.
LEE – Norman J. Sr., 76, Cresson, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
Christa S. McClellan
McCLELLAN – Christa S., 42, New Florence, passed away May 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Sharon Denise Miller
MILLER – Sharon Denise, 62, Cairnbrook, died May 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Dennis O. Robertson
ROBERTSON – Dennis O., 74, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died May 17, 2013.
Mary Etta Yeckley
YECKLEY – Mary Etta, 86, Carrolltown, passed away May 22, 2013, at home.
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