JOHNSTOWN — MERX – John F., 92, Johnstown, died Feb. 21, 2013, at the Atrium Manor. Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Johnstown, son of John P. and Mary A. (Roach) Merx. Preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Irene C. (Fleming) Merx; second wife, Clara (Born) Merx; and sister, Helen Spinda. Survived by stepdaughter, Judy, wife of Ron Bako; stepgrandchildren, Mark (Jessica) and Michael Bako; nephews, John F. and Edward Spinda; and niece, Patricia Boring. Also survived by numerous great-nephews and -nieces. Member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, the former St. Anthony Church, where he served as a reader, server, Eucharistic minister; and member of the Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus Council 467 for 74 years; All Saints Fourth Degree Assembly 954; Sons of Italy Lodge 1614; Nocturnal Adoration Society; St. Rocco Society; and Ancient Order of Hibernians. John also served as Eucharistic minister at Lee Hospital for many years. A 1940 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School and U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where Knights of Columbus All Saints Fourth Degree Assembly 954 will post honor guard from 6 to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Father Matthew Misurda, officiating. Private committal at Grandview Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Bishop McCort High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, in memory of John. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
- District Deaths May 19, 2013
Matthew P. Adams
ADAMS – Matthew P., 20, New Holland, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.
Charles E. Block Sr.
BLOCK – Charles E. Sr., 75, Blacklick Township, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence.
Agnes (Popovich) Cardone
CARDONE – Agnes (Popovich) 88, Palmdale, Calif., formerly of Windber, passed away May 15, 2013.
Carmel C. Coco
COCO – Carmel C., 95, died peacefully at home May 18, 2013.
Anna Mae Kopsic
KOPSIC – Anna Mae, 86, Presbyterian Home, Johnstown, formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Frank J. Szymusiak
SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Helen M. (Til) Gembinski
GEMBINSKI – Helen M. (Til), 88, Richland, a longtime resident of Lorain Borough, passed away May 17, 2013, at home.
Gladys I. Wiesinger
WIESINGER – Gladys I., 97, Lower Yoder Township, went to be with her Heavenly Father May 13, 2013.
Glenn W. Wirick
WIRICK – Glenn W., 67, Ebensburg and Dumfries, Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Sentara Potomac Hospital of Woodbridge.
Jean (Gibson-Lavely) Yuhas
YUHAS (GIBSON-LAVELY) – Jean, 82, Lower Yoder, died May 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
- Today's Funeral May 19, 2013
- District Deaths May 18, 2013
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.
- More Obituaries Headlines