OHIO — KUBEK – Mary Louise (Vince), 89, Ohio, died Nov. 4, 2012, following a brief illness. Born July 1, 1923, and was raised in Johnstown, one of eight children. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1942. She earned her RN in 1945 at St. Francis School of Nursing in Pittsburgh and was a member of the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps. After graduation, she moved and took a job at the Cleveland Clinic, where she met her husband, Robert Bruce Kubek, MD. They married in 1953, residing in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where they raised five children. Her passion and pride revolved around her family, which was always her priority. She remained active in health care for 50 years as a bedside nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, a clinical instructor and eventually finishing her career as a paramedic clinical instructor at Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio. Following her husband’s death in 1988, she retired to Hudson, Ohio, and eventually Florida. She was a lifelong swimmer, dog fancier, real estate and stock investor, and loved to knit and needlepoint. Survived by children, Carol Gianis, MBA, Summit, N.J.; Kimberly Kirkpatrick, M.D., Villanova, Pa.; Bonnie White, M.D., Jacksonville, Fla.; Robert J. Kubek, M.D., Atlanta, Ga.; and Tamara Morgan, R.N., Hudson, Ohio; sister-in-law, Betty Vince, Johnstown; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Baptist Church, 3630 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio. For those who wish to honor her memory with a gift, her family has requested donations be made in her name to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.
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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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