MENOHER HEIGHTS — WASILISIAN – James Sr., 83, Menoher Heights, died Oct. 6, 2012, after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 7, 1928, son of Andrew and Anna (Hullis) Wasylyzn. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Arleen J. Clark; infant son, Paul; and brothers and sisters, Paul Wasilisian, Anna Gomez, Rose Murphy, Mary Webb, Michael Wasilisian and Catherine Dedianko. Survived by wife of 57 years, Shirley (Devine), and their children, stepson, Earl Werner; Diane Wasilisian; Cheryl Dorchak; Karen, and husband, John Taccona; and James Jr., and wife, Kymberly (Knapp) Wasilisian; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Sanna and Stephanie Platt; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Jim was a 1947 graduate of Johnstown High School and an employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp. until joining the Air Force in 1950. While in the Air Force, he served in Germany until 1954, having received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal and Occupational Service Medal. He underwent AGI training for radio and television repair separating as an Airman 1st Class. He retired from of Johnstown Window Cleaning Co. Jim loved his family and enjoyed taking them hiking and picnicking in the woods. He enjoyed holiday time displaying his train sets. He was a “do-it-yourself” kind of guy and was always working in his yard. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moskal Funeral Home, West End, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Tom Moore and the Rev. Marge Kiefer, co-celebrating. Committal, Grandview Cemetery.
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Melody Ann Black
BLACK – Melody Ann, 55, Johnstown, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jacqueline (Winning) Griffith
GRIFFITH – Jacqueline “Jacquie” (Winning), 51, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Esther L. (Weaver) Hyde
HYDE – Esther L. (Weaver), 91, Lawrence Park, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Forestview Healthcare Center, Erie.
Richard Miller McQuade
McQUADE – Richard Miller, 94, Stoystown, died May 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Elmer L. Piper Sr.
PIPER – Elmer L. Sr., 75, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at Good Sam Nursing Care Center.
William W. Resick
RESICK – William W., 70, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Joseph W. Robey Jr.
ROBEY – Joseph W. Jr., 83, New Florence, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Stella Ann (Francek) Sewalk
SEWALK – Stella Ann (Francek), 95, Johnstown, went to be with her Lord May 16, 2013, at home.
Doris J. Sowerbrower
SOWERBROWER – Doris J., 71, Johnstown, died May 16, 2013, at home.
Michael G. Yurasek
YURASEK – Michael G., Ohio, 71, passed away May 10, 2013.
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Charles Richard Allison
ALLISON – Charles Richard, Florence, S.C., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, after a sudden illness.
Roberta E. Heming
HEMING – Roberta E. “Bertie”, 67, Robinson, died May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
OMASTA – Mary, 83, died May 15, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin, formerly of Old Orchard Way.
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Ruth C. (Coppersmith) Anderson
ANDERSON – Ruth C. (Coppersmith), 71, passed away May 9, 2013.
Elsie E. Beichner
BEICHNER – Elsie E., 98, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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