BOBROWICZ - Joseph
BOBROWICZ - Joseph, 79, Portage, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Crest Manor. Born Aug. 4, 1926, in Ludlow, Mass., son of Joseph and Mary (Kida) Bobrowicz. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stanley; and stepsister, Pauline. Survived by wife of 48 years, the Rev. Arlene R. (Smith) Bobrowicz; son, Daniel M., married to the former Carrie Lamar, Norristown; and grandson, Anthony J. Brother of Walter, Ohio; Edward, New Jersey; John, Ontario, Canada; and Josephine Machowski, Philadelphia. Also surviving are good friends, Vivian and Elaine Newcomer of Portage. He is retired from the car shops of Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was an Army veteran having served in India and Korea. He is a member of American Legion Post 430, Portage. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Jean H. Kinley Funeral, Portage, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, South Fork, the Rev. Wilma G. Horner officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, family asks contributions be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, South Fork. Military graveside rites by the combined veterans' organizations of Portage.
BURNETT - Mary A.
BURNETT - Mary A., 85, Johnstown, was called home on Dec. 31, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center, Main Campus. Born July 25, 1920, in Johnstown, the daughter of the late William and Irene (Costlow) Washington. Preceded in death by husband, Howard G. Burnett; brothers, Clarence, James and William Washington; and sisters, Elizabeth Washington and Helen Allen. Survived by children, Richard Burnett, and wife, Judy, Boston; Viola Anthony, and husband, Robert; and Ida Burnett, all of Johnstown; brothers, Albert Washington, and wife, Jacqueline, San Francisco; Ralph Washington, Johnstown; and sister, Georgia Washington, Pittsburgh. Also survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mary was employed as a garment presser at the former Kay Artley Dress Factory. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., Downtown, 514 Somerset St., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Clarence Washington, nephew of the deceased, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
CARNEVALI - Mary Lou (Ball)
CARNEVALI - Mary Lou (Ball), age 73, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Moon Township, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005. Beloved wife for 53 years of Raymond J. Carnevali Sr. Loving mother of Ren? Carnevali; Michele Villella; Raymond J. Carnevali, and his wife, Linda; and Andrea Ward, and her husband, Kevin. Sister of Dolores Dugan, Donna Dantow, Deborah Dumm and the late Austin Oliver Ball Jr. Proud grandmother of Marc Fredericks, Tara Palsha, Michael Fredericks, Jason Palsha, Chelsea Villella, Parker Ward and Lauren Ward. Former mother-in-law of Larry Palsha, Carl Villella Jr. and Mark Fredericks. Visitation Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Copeland's, Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Road, www.copelandfuneralhomes.com, where a prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret Mary Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Fla., or Hospice at Washington Hospital in Washington, Pa. 15301.
DUPPSTADT - David D.
DUPPSTADT - David D., 73, of Meyersdale, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Meyersdale Medical Center. Born June 17, 1932, in Brothersvalley Township, a son of the late Clarence and Ada (Dickey) Duppstadt. Also preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis (Carver) Duppstadt. Survived by his second wife, Esther (Nicholson) Duppstadt; a son, David Duppstadt, Meyersdale; stepdaughter, Kira, wife of David Schlechter, Hershey, Pa.; and granddaughter, Brenna. A brother of Lois, wife of Daniel Whitacre, Meyersdale. A veteran of the U.S. Army Korean Conflict, where he served in the Army Security Agency. Dave was a graduate of Stonycreek Township High School, Class of 1950, and Penn State University, Class of 1960, with a BS in agricultural education. He was an educator in the Meyersdale Area School District for 29 years (1960-1989), where he was a science teacher, guidance counselor, principal and district superintendent. Dave served as executive director of Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 in the final four years of his career in education. He was a member of various educational associations. A member of the Amity United Church of Christ in Meyersdale, the Meyersdale Lions Club, BPOE Lodge 1951, American Legion Post 112, PSU Alumni Association and Nittany Lion Club. He served on the board of the Somerset County Federated Library System and Meyersdale Public Library. A former member and past president of the Meyersdale Area Ambulance Association. An avid outdoorsman, Dave loved hunting and golf. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Bruce Ashlock and the Rev. Daniel Whitacre officiating. Interment, Hay's Mount Zion UCC Cemetery, Brothersvalley Township. Memorials may be made to the Meyersdale Public Library. Arrangements by the William Rowe Price Funeral Home Inc., Meyersdale.
GETZEY - Victoria Sophie
GETZEY - Victoria Sophie, 83, Johnstown, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Conemaugh Hospital, Main Campus. Born March 23, 1922, in Johnstown, daughter of John and Mary (Venglarchick) Petak. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Margaret Filiminov; and brothers, Stephen, John, Albert, Edward, Emil, Rudolph, Frank and Henry Petak. Survived by daughter, Joann Todorich of Mountain Top, Pa.; grandchildren, Steven V. and Kate Todorich; stepdaughter, Dolores Kmecak, married to John "Jack" Kmecak; stepsons, Robert, and wife, Katherine Getzey, and William, and wife, Gloria Getzey, all of Johnstown. Also survived by numerous stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A sister of Cecelia Gall of Johnstown. A member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Martin Cingle. Committal, St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held on Tuesday.
HARRIS - John Samuel Sr.
HARRIS - John Samuel Sr., 76, Front Street, Cresson, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with his Lord and beloved wife, Ida Mae, on Jan. 1, 2006, with his family by his side. Born August 29, 1929, in Sankertown, son of the late Robert and Catherine (Sherwood) Harris. He married Ida Mae Kunsman, April 15, 1950, in Winchester, Va. She died Dec. 2, 1999. Also preceded in death by daughters, Mary Ann Flynn and Susan Frances; grandson, Robert John Harris; great-grandson, Bruce Alan. Survived by children, Jeanne DelGrande (James), Lilly; John S. Jr. (Joni Adams), Cresson; Bonnie Kos (Jay), Fallentimber; Bob (Kim); Tim (Debbie); and Cindy (Mouse), all of Cresson; and Alan (Justine), Mundys Corner; and loving daughter by heart, Shawna Yarnish; also 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Brother of Chuck Harris (Josie), Cresson; twin sister, Ida Mae; and sisters, Margaret, Jeanne and Alfreda. Retired as a yardmaster with Conrail after 45 years of service. Member of L.O.O.M. 188, Cresson Lodge for 47 years, with a high honor of the pilgrim degree, fellowship and legion of the Moose. Lifelong member and ordained elder of the Cresson Presbyterian Church. Also member of Cresson Italian Club and Cresson Sportsmans Club, where he was the number one honorary volunteer grass cutter. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cresson Presbyterian Church, Pastor Nadine Kinkead. Interment, Alto Reste Park, Altoona.
HASCHAK - George "Cutty"
HASCHAK - George "Cutty," 87, Portage, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Maple Winds Nursing Care Center. Born July 29, 1918, in Portage, son of Stephen and Mary (Lajchak) Haschak. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Mae (Bland) Haschak; brothers, Michael, Stephen, Andrew, Pete and Joseph; and sister, Mary Yacisin, who passed away three hours prior to George's death. Survived by daughters, Georgianna, wife of John Walters, Benscreek, and Patricia Lee Haschak, Portage. Also survived by grandson, Christopher John Walters Sr., married to the former Anne Solarczyk, Frederick, Md.; and great-grandchildren, Christopher John Walters Jr., Katlyn Anne and Conor James. Brother of Ethel Rakar, Portage. Retired coal miner. Last employed at Greenwich Mine. Member of District 2 UMWA Local 6359, Jamestown Rod and Gun Club and Benscreek Social -- Citizens Club. Social member of Portage AMVETS and Portage American Legion. Cutty enjoyed fishing and going to breakfast with his son-in-law, John, at Peg's Restaurant in Wilmore. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Mark A. Serenko Funeral Home, Portage, where Parastas will be sung at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter -- Paul Byzantine Church, Portage, Father James Spontak, celebrant. Committal in the church cemetery.
HECKER - Leroy B. "Mix"
HECKER - Leroy B. "Mix," 86, of Johnstown, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center, Main Campus. Born Oct. 30, 1919, in Johnstown, son of Clyde and Evalena (Noonan) Hecker. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Duane; sister, Lavina; and three great-grandchildren: Emma, Kari and Nathan Croyle. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, the former Helen Petrowski; children, Kathleen, wife of Francis Pleskovic, Johnstown; Elaine Craft, Johnstown; Carolyn, wife of Robert Churchey, Johnstown; John L., Willard, Ohio; and Keith B., married to the former Sharon Harris, Willard, Ohio; grandchildren, Amy, wife of Kevin Maloy; Eric; and Michelle Pleskovic; Melissa Stiffler; Brad, and wife April Mlinarchik, Croyle; Lisa, and her partner, Jim Wilson Jr.; Garret, Samantha, Jessica and Heather Chuchey; Jessica, and her husband, Wagner Araujo; Shaun; Keighlee; and Ian Hecker; Kevin Lee, Keith Duane and Jason Paul Hecker; great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Taylor, Mackenzie, Kennedy, Victoria, Noelle, Alexandria, Leighton, Quentin, Gabrielle, Rachelle and Michael; special friends, Phil and Anke Turco; and sister, Bernice, wife of Francis Mattern, Johnstown. A member of St. Clement Catholic Church. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 610th, Co. B. Tank Destroyer Battalion, 3rd Army under General Patton, where he received a Purple Heart. He also received a European, African, Middle Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars. He served in northern France, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe. He joined the Army Reserves in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1951 from the 628th Heavy Tank Battalion, Co. B, as a sergeant first class. He was a retired chief city electrician for the City of Johnstown. A former member of the VFW. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where vigil for the deceased will be held in the afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Clement Catholic Church, Father William Rosenbaum, pastor. Committal will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
HILDEBRAND - Gwendolyn M.
HILDEBRAND - Gwendolyn M., 98, Grenada, Miss., died Jan. 2, 2006, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Born April 23, 1907, in St. Michael, Pa., daughter of the late Alex and Cora (Good) Fergurson. Preceded in death by husband, Harry E.; three sisters; and three brothers. Arrangements are being handled by the Geisel Funeral Home, Dale. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
MASCUCH-MAXRICH - Elizabeth "Bette"
MASCUCH-MAXRICH - Elizabeth "Bette," 95, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Johnstown, died Jan. 1, 2006. Born Nov. 21, 1910, daughter of Emery and Elizabeth (Uhrin) Mascuch. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Joseph, Emery and Anthony; and sister, Mary Bohr. Survived by brothers and sisters, Edward, and wife, Agatha (Kot), Johnstown; Sabina (Mascuch) Helis, Greensburg; Eleanor (Mascuch) Cuff; John and wife, Marjorie (Centye), all of New York; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. Bette moved to the Pittsburgh area as a young girl. She worked there at Klein's Restaurant, the Union Switch and Signal Corp., the Pa. School for the Blind and as a caregiver for several families in the Pittsburgh area. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Moskal Funeral Home, West End. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Rev. Martin Cingle, celebrant. Committal, St. Francis Cemetery.
MELNKOVIC - Anne (Sheftic)
MELNKOVIC - Anne (Sheftic), 81, Burke, Va., formerly of Windber, died Jan. 2, 2006, in Virginia, where she lived for the past seven years with her daughter, Elaine Ence, and husband, Ronald. Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Bell, Pa., daughter of Michael and Mary (Ristvey) Sheftic. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 53 years, Alex J. Melnkovic; daughter, Darlene Alexis Hunter; brothers, Michael, John, George, Basil, Andrew and Nicholas Sheftic; and sisters, Mary Skasko and Sue Vesek. Survived by these children: Elaine, wife of Ronald Ence, Burke, Va., and Barry Melnkovic, Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren, Danielle and Nicole Ence and Ryan and Tressa Kirby. Sister of Stephen Sheftic, and wife, Grace, Falls Church, Va., and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Windber. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, and where Parastas service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Windber, the Rev. Father Gregory Michalisin. Interment, church cemetery, Windber.
OSMOLENSKI - Patricia "Patty"
OSMOLENSKI - Patricia "Patty," 68, of Hustontown, formerly of Altoona, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born Oct. 23, 1937, in Gallitzin, the daughter of the late James and Hilda (Cronauer) McDermott. Preceded in death by her husband, Wm. Kenneth, on March 22, 2004. Survived by these children: Kenneth, married to Charlotte Smullen, of Harrisburg; Carol, married to Kirby Shoemaker, of Hustontown; and Patrick of Altoona; grandchildren, Greg, Stanley, James and Stasi Osmolenski, and Kenzie and Katelyn Shoemaker; and a brother, Michael (Jane) McDermott of North Huntingdon. A 1955 graduate of Gallitzin High School. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and cooking. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, the Rev. Monsignor Bernard Przybocki, celebrant. Committal, Resurrection Mausoleum, Gallitzin. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin, where a vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice, 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16601.
SHAFFER - Bruce E. Sr.
SHAFFER - Bruce E. Sr., 43, of Jerome, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center. Born May 16, 1962, in Windber, son of John E. and Patsy R. (Hay) Shaffer. Preceded in death by brother, John M. Shaffer; grandparents, Lester and Ruth Shaffer, and James and Mary Hay. Survived by parents of Jerome; sons, Bruce E. Jr., Davidsville, and John M., Pittsburgh; granddaughter, Haley Shaffer, Adel, Ga.; companion, Cindy Kimmel, and her children, Misty, married to Allen Gibson, Windber, and Kristen Kimmel, Boswell; Cindy's grandchildren, Haylee, Tyler, Noah and Savannah; special aunt, Linda McGinley, Melcroft; and pet dog, Cody. Retired truck driver. Member of Jerome Post 802 American Legion, Jerome Nest 556 Polish Falcons, Tire Hill Post 4200 VFW and Menoher Post 155 VFW. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home -- Cremation Services, Davidsville.
SHAWLEY - Wade E.
SHAWLEY - Wade E., 82, of Coal Avenue, Jerome, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Gray, son of Lee and Lola (Baker) Shawley. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Helen Snoeberger; and brothers, Lloyd, Earl, James, Donald, Bernard and Ralph. Survived by wife of 61 years, the former Alice McMinn; children, Michael, married to Nannette Molchany, Johnstown; Barry, married to Jean Sherbine, Florida; John, married to Jackie Mitchell, Texas; Mary Ann Haire, Jerome; and Ronald, Canada; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Johnstown, and the USWA. U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the 572nd Bombardment Squadron, 391st Bombardment Group. Retired employee of the former car shop division, Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoffman Funeral Home -- Cremation Services, Davidsville, where memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Deacon Marion Kush officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mark's Church would be appreciated.
STULL - Arnold R.
STULL - Arnold R., 73, of Johnstown, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 14, 1932, in Johnstown, son of the late Bird and Eva (Breto) Stull. Preceded in death by sisters, Eva Mock and Eleanor Stull. Survived by these children: Mark, married to Tami Mickey, of New Albany, Ind.; Candace of Johnstown; Scott, married to Denice Durk, of Bosie, Idaho; Matthew of Santa Monica, Calif.; and Steven of Johnstown; and beloved grandchildren, April, Ashley, Blaise, David, Ryan, Jacob, Brandon and Dereck. Brother of Melvin; Gloria, married to Charles Wagner; and Bonita Stull, all of Johnstown. Member of VFW Menoher Post 155 and the American Legion. Marine veteran of the Korean War. Retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the chapel. Arrangements in charge of Forest Lawn Cemetery.
THOMPSON - Donna L.
THOMPSON - Donna L., 52, Aiken Avenue, Somerset, died peacefully Jan. 1, 2006, at her home surrounded by family and friends. Born Oct. 31, 1953, in New York City, daughter of the late Roy R. and Jean M. (Neri) Thompson. Survived by sister, Mary Ann, married to Robert Grotto; nephew, Dominick Grotto; and niece, Angelina Grotto, all of Palm Bay, Fla.; and numerous other relatives and friends. A 1971 graduate of Parkridge High School, New Jersey. A 1972 graduate of the Medical Assistance School, New York City. Caseworker for Bedford-Somerset Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Active worker with Habitat for Humanity and a volunteer with the Humane Society of Somerset County. Visitation from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoffman Funeral Home -- Cremation Services, Main Street, Boswell, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Joseph M. Beer officiating. Interment, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Jenner Crossroads. Memorials to the Humane Society of Somerset County, P.O. Box 182, Somerset, Pa. 15501, would be appreciated.
VETOCK-STRITTMATTER - Hilda Roseanna
VETOCK-STRITTMATTER - Hilda Roseanna, age 75, Bayonne, N.J., and Ebensburg, died Dec. 30, 2005, in Bayonne, N.J. Born Feb. 18, 1930, in East Carroll Township, daughter of Alexander and Mary Frances "Mae" (Zeak) Strittmatter. Preceded in death by parents; first husband, who she was married to for 41 years, Joseph Vetock; and these brothers and sisters, Margaret Strittmatter, Clement, Lucille Strittmatter, Julia Jones and Ursula Strittmatter. Survived by beloved husband of 10 years, Basil Strittmatter; and devoted mother to these children: Barbara, married to Paul Uncapher, Vintondale; Sharon, wife of Larry Rapski, Clearfield; Diane, married to Steve Lehman, Lakewood, Ohio; Mary Beth, wife of Mike Tsikalas, Pittsburgh; Patti, married to Richard Lent, Lombard, Ill.; Wayne Vetock, married to Georgette Chuhran, Pasadena, Md.; and Josette, married to Timothy Bidlack, Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Kristen Henry, Johanna Boothby, Megan Stiffler, Greta Rapski, Therese Rapski, Jude Rapski, Victoria Lehman, Stephanie Lehman, Manny Tsikalas, Nicholas Tsikalas, Leah Tsikalas, Amanda Gowanlock, George Gowanlock, Jessica Vetock, Lauren Vetock, Mark Vetock, Alayna Bidlack, Neill Bidlack and Timothy Bidlack; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Henry, Jonathan Henry, Andrew Henry and Braden Boothby. Sister of Philip Strittmatter, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ellen Ferry, Shippensburg; Demetrius Strittmatter, Loretto; and John Strittmatter, Patton. Member of pro-life group and St. Vincent Parish, both of Bayonne; Nocturnal Adoration Society and Catholic Daughters of America, Court 680, both of Ebensburg; Third Order Secular of St. Francis, Loretto. Formerly employed at the A--P grocery store; Sylvania Electric, co-owned Bakery Outlet; co-owned Vetock Ceramics; made wedding and specialty cakes; provided child care for 27 children not her own; and a substitute teacher's aide for exceptional children. Friends received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg, where vigil wake services will be held Wednesday evening. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus. Entombment, Holy Name Mausoleum, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, P.O. Box 57, Loretto, Pa. 15940, in Hilda's memory.
WILK - Robert J. Sr.
WILK - Robert J. Sr., 69, Criste Road, Loretto, died Dec. 30, 2005, at home. Born Sept. 3, 1936, in Lilly, son of the late Robert W. and Catherine (Marchu) Wilk. Survived by wife, the former Diana Wood, whom he married May 1994; children, Virginia Wilk, Cresson; Denise Doherty (Patrick), Missouri City, Texas; Mark (Stephanie Noel), Cresson; Robert J. Jr. (Deanna Yoder), Lancaster; Kim Beck (Glenn), Loretto; and Amiee, at home; stepchildren, Christopher Fulton, Everett; Daniel Fulton (Jen Brown), Ryot; and Trace Gardell, Buffalo Mills; 20 grandchildren; and brother, Ronald T. (Jean Shedlock), Cresson. Marine Corps veteran. Was employed as manager at area A -- P and Riverside stores. Former Cresson Borough policeman for several years. Member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson, and Marine Corps League, Altoona. Friends received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Church, the Rev. Henry Joly. Committal, church cemetery. Military graveside rites by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and other local veteran organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for Amiee, established at Summit Bank, Cresson.
WINDER - Mamie
WINDER - Mamie, 108, formerly of South Fork, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Good Samaritan Nursing Care Center. Born Nov. 3, 1897, in Smoke Run, daughter of George and Mary Ann (Williams) Hudson. Preceded in death by parents; stepfather, Henry Kellock; husband, John Winder, who died April 18, 1959; brothers, John, George and James Hudson; and daughters, Twila Wonders and Mary Oswalt. Survived by children, Willard H. "Wash," Johnstown; Jack, married to the former Elaine Berschneider, South Fork; and Mayme Garretson, Boswell; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 37 great-great-grandchildren. Mamie was the last surviving member of her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, South Fork; South Fork VFW Ladies Auxiliary; and the South Fork American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Dr. Paul B. Morris. Interment, South Fork Cemetery.
YACISIN - Mary (Haschak)
YACISIN - Mary (Haschak), 84, Miller's Shaft, Portage Township, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Rebekah Manor, Portage. Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Portage, the daughter of Stephen and Mary (Lajchak) Haschak. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Michael, Stephen, Andrew, Pete and Joseph. Survived by husband, Michael Yacisin Sr., and sons, Michael Yacisin Jr., married to the former Margaret Myers, Arnold, Md., and Ronald Yacisin, married to the former LeAnne Hunter, Mechanicsburg. Also survived by grandchildren, Kari and Amy Jo Yacisin, and stepgrandchildren, Chad Rush and Jodie Rush. Sister of Ethel Rakar, Portage, and George Haschak, who passed away three hours after Mary's death. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Mark A. Serenko Funeral Home, Portage, where Parastas will be sung at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter -- Paul Byzantine Church, Portage, Father James Spontak, celebrant. Committal in the church cemetery.
BURFIELD - Janet M., noon, First Baptist Church of Seward. Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence.
FISHER - Robert L., 11 a.m., John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.
GEISEL - Matthew C., 11 a.m., Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber.
HEENEY - Robert B., 11 a.m., Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills.
KANE - Ella C., 2 p.m., John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.
KOLASA - Carole A., 2 p.m., SS. Thomas and Luke Episcopal Church, Patton. Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria.
MANCULICH - Michael L., 11 a.m., St. Timothy and Marks Church. Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo.
PETRISKO - Joseph, 2 p.m., St. John Byzantine Catholic Church. Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria.
SLIVINSKY - Francis T., 10 a.m., St. Therese Catholic Church. Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street.
SOMOGYI - Margaret, 11 a.m., Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria.
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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