FORK MOUNTAIN, VA. — WARREN – Joanne (Kelly), 84, Fork Mountain, Va., formerly of Johnstown, died Oct. 9, 2012, in Fork Mountain Rest Home. Born Dec. 3, 1927, in Johnstown, daughter of Joseph C. and Marguerite (Conrad) Kelly. Preceded in death by parents and husband, William Ray, Roanoke, Va., with whom she was lovingly married to for many years and honeymooned at the Cloisters in Sea Island, Ga. Survived by her many friends, extended family and her children, Ann (Toby Peterson), Marietta, Ga.; Lynn Kelly (Woody Griffiths IV), Carversville, Pa.; William Stuart (Susan Meadors), Henry, Va.; and Joseph O. (Tad Fanning), Annapolis, Md. Joanne’s grandchildren, Mathew Tschirgi, Portland, Ore.; Natali Johnson, Atlanta, Ga.; Troy Peterson, Valdosta, Ga.; David Warren, Los Angeles, Calif.; Paul Warren, Gonzales, La.; Daniel Warren, Charlottesville, Va.; Woody Griffiths V, Gettysburg, Pa.; and Caroline Parker Griffiths, Concord, N.H. She was a unwavering member of her beloved St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and attended the Novena without fail each year. Joanne graduated from Ferndale High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with honors as a business major and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Joanne worked for many years as an integral member of Child Welfare, Children & Youth program for Cambria County. Also a member of St. Andrew’s Ladies Guild, and was a volunteer for various charities, to include Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul. She received the honor of being Woman of the Year from YWCA for her work in social services. Joanne was dearly loved and already greatly missed. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Andrew Church, the Rev. Angelo Patti, celebrant. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org/How-to-Help/Donation-Options) and St. Andrew’s Parish and school in Johnstown. Online condolences may be sent to www.hendersonfuneralhome.com.
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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.
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.
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