1996 OBITUARIES - Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

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1996 OBITUARIES - Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
JOHNSTOWN
PENNSYLVANIA
1996 OBITUARIES
VOLUME
2
Recollections
Unix Cmmi^r (g
431 Scotch VaUey Road, HoUidaysburg, PA 16648
APR 1 5 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
KENNEDY - Mrs. Virginia G.
(Jones), 81, of Smithfield Street, East
Liverpool, Ohio, died Saturday at 1:10
p.m. at East Liverpool City Hospital,
where she had been a patient since
Wednesday. She was born Nov. 15,
1914, in Hollsopple, Pa., daughter of
the late Harvey and Mayme (Blough)
Jones. Mrs. Kennedy lived in East
Liverpool for over 50 years. She was
retired from Homer Laughlin China
Decorating Department She was a
member of St John's Lutheran and
the Evangelical Lutheran Church
Women. She was an honorary mem
ber of the Glass, Molders and Potters
Union. She was also active in the
Goldenairers and Area Senior Citi
zens. Her husband, Earl E. "Bud"
Kennedy, whom she married Dec. 2,
1978, died Sept 29, 1989. She is sur
vived by a daughter, Donna L. Moore
of Chester, W.Vjl; three sisters: Betty
Baughman of East Liverpool, ^Mrs.
Cyrus (Rachel) Shaffer of Wellsville,
and Twila Ott of Gray, Pa.; one
brother, Harvey Jones of Selma, Ore.;
a half-sister, Mrs. Trella McDaniel of
Jerome, Pa. Services will be held 11
a.m. Tuesday at the Dawson Funeral
Home, East Liverpool, with the Rev.
Harry Fox of the St. John's Lutheran
Church, officiating. Burial will follow
in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends
may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A
combined service of the Goldenaires
and the Area Senior Citizens will be
held at 4 p.m. Monday.
SHORT - Arlene M. (Cowher), 61,
Lilly, died April 13, 1996, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Born Sept 15,1934, in Oil City, daugh
ter of the late Harry Cowher. Preced
ed in death by husband, Patrick
Short; sister-in-law, Vivian Jones; and
brother-in-law, George Inman. Sur
vived by mother, Helen Dellapenna,
Pittsburgh. She was the mother of
Patricia, wife of Earl Fulton, Lilly,
granddaughter, Carrie, wife of Kevin
Mattos, North Carolina; great-grand
daughter, Alexis. She was a sister of
Jean Pollock, Portage; Harry
Cowher, Harrisburg; Leona Inman,
Columbia, Pa.; Nancy Woods, Pitts
burgh; and Mildred Woods, Belsano. A
sister-in-law of Crist Short, Lilly,
Leta Kirby, Cresson; Ida Harrison,
Adelphi, Md.; also numerous nieces
and nephews. At the request of the de
ceased, there will be no viewing. Me
morial Mass will be celebrated 10
a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the
Alleghenies Church, Lilly, by Msgr.
John R. Sasway, V.F. Interment,
church cemetery. Arrangements by
Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home,
Lilly.
Johnstown,
PA
LAMB - Ida A., 80, Laurel View Vil
lage, DavidsvMe, formerhrofDavids-
ville, died April 14, 1996, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Born April 28, 1915, at Allmans,
Clearfield County, daughter of Fred
and Kathryn (Korman) Fern. Preced
ed in death by parents; husband, John
Lamb Sr., on Feb. 8, 1984; sisters:
Marjory Salinardo, Althea MulhoUen,
Bernice Fern, and Virginia Fern; and
brothers: Harold, John, and Wallace.
Survived by children: Joyce Evans,
Pine Crest, J[ohnstown R.D. 4; John
M. Jr., married to Sondra Varnish
Upper Yoder Township; and Virginia,
married to David Carvin, Thomasville, Ga.; also six grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. Sister of
Leona Marks, Flinton, Mich.; and
Leon Fern, De Moines, Iowa. Member
of St David's Evangelical Lutheran
Church. A nurse receptionist for Drs.
William Gress and Donald Stover. Ida
will be sadly missed by family and
friends. Family receiving friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
the George E. Mason Funeral Home
Inc., Davidsville, where service will
be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the
Rev. Nelson Hginfritz and the Rev.
Marvin Kaufman. Interment, Forest
Lawn Cemetery.;
LEVIN — Meyer; formerly of Johns
town, Pa., died April 14,1996. Beloved
husband of Helen Levin. Father of
Linda (Levin) Messineo:of Pittsburgh
and Carl Levin of Evanston, HL Also
survived by three grandsons,-nieces
and nephews. Graveside services and
interment will be held in Pittsburgh,
Pa. Contributions may be made to
American Cancer Society. Arrange-
T^iSaShSchugarChlI
VASAS - Joseph, 55, Laurel Crest
Manor, formerly of Martindale, went
to be with the Lord April 13, 1996,
Born March 11,1941, son of Louis Sr
and Stella "Esther" (Kause) Vasas.
Preceded in death by father, sister,
Donna Marie; and nephew, Rick Sim
mons.
Survived
by
his
mother.
Brother of Louis Jr., Portage; John,
and wife, Connie, of Steger, 111.;
Joyce, wife of James Simmons; and
Randy, and wife, Mary, both of Por
tage. Also survived by numerous
nieces and nephews. Friends received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mark A.
Serenko Funeral Home, Portage. Fu
neral service will be held 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the Martindale Alli
ance Church, the Rev. Charles
Kephart, officiating. Interment,
Mount Moriah Cemetery.
DROSJACK - Judith Ann Miller, 46,
Penn Township, formerly of Johns
town, died April 11, 1996, in Forbes
Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Visi
tation, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc.,
Broad Street, Johnstown, where serv
ice will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Entombment, Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of Rowers, donations may be
made to Mom's House, 412 Sixth Ave.,
Johnstown, Pa. 15903.
ANTOSH - Frank T., 73, of the West
End, died April 14,1996, at Lee Hospi
tal. Born March 2,1923, in Johnstown,
son of Andrew Antosh (Antosz) and
Antonia (Straub). Preceded in death by parents; brother, Theodore, and
wife, Dorothy (Evans); sister, Helen
Golke; and brother, Raymond "Chip,"
and wife, Betty (Chappie). Survived
by brothers: Joseph J., married to
former Wanda Beck, New York City,
Henry, and wife, Lois, Tulsa, Okla.;
Edward, and wife, Donna, Shawnee,
Okla.; sister, Elizabeth, wife of John
McLaughlin, San Jose, Calif.; brother-
in-law, Arthur Golke, Cleveland,
Ohio; also 11 nieces and nine nephews.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II
Engineering Corps. Retired employee
of Bethlehem Steel Corp., wire mill
division. Member of St Therese's
Catholic Church, Johnstown, where
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Bernard
Karmanocky. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 pjn. Tuesday at the Wil
liam Kisiel Funeral Home, located at
Graham Avenue and 11th Street,
Windber. Vigil service, Tuesday af
ternoon.
STUDENY - Bernard C, 91, Violet
Street, died April 14,1996, at Good Sa
maritan Medical Center. Born Aug. 5,
1904, in Johnstown, son of Frank and
Regina (Gaus) Studeny. Preceded in
death by parents; and wife, the for
mer Florence Nicholas. Survived by
these children: Carol^ife of Donald
Bulvin, Davidsville; Robert, Johns
town; and these grandchildren: Jef
frey, Cyndi and Diane Bulvin, and
Denise McGrath of Pittsburgh; and
two great-grandchildren. Brother of
Mildred Studeny; Mary Casey, and
Rita Deibert; all of Johnstown; the
Rev. Father Robert Studeny, Illinois.
Was a retired engineer with Penelec.
Member of St. Andrew's Catholic
Church, where Mass of Christian Bur
ial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, the
Rev. Barry J. Baroni. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at The Picking-Treece-Ben-
nett Mortuary Inc. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
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WOZNIAK - Walter Sr., 73, of the
West End, died April 14,1996, in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Born Feb. 14, 1923, in Johnstown, son
of Nicholas and Catherine (Dyak)
Wozniak. Preceded in death by par
ents; infant sister, Mary, and brother,
James. Survived by wife, the former
Mary J. Kochjar, and these sons: Wal
ter Jr.; and Ronald N., married to the
former Denice McDowell, both of
Johnstown; Dr. Richard, married to
the former Deborah Foster, New
Florence; grandchildren: Lauren,
Evan, Aaron, and Jared Wozniak. A
brother of John, Irene Sroka, and Hel
en Levchik, all of Johnstown; Ste
phen, Brownsville, Pa.; Eleanor Simsic, Raleigh, N.C.; and Nicholas,
Holliston, Mass. Also survived by sis
ter-in-law, Jean (French) Wozniak.
Retired foreman in the mechanical
department, Johnstown Plant, Beth
lehem. Sleel Corp.-An Army veteran
of World War IL A member of Christ
the Saviour Cathedral. Friends re
ceived from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.and
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc.,
Broad Street Funeral service will be
held on Wednesday. Other arrange
ments are incomplete.
ZOLOUPA (SKUBIC) - Edward, 65,
Johnstown, died April 13,1990, at Lee
Hospital. Born July 10,1930,: in Johns
town, son of the late^Michael and
Catherine (Rock) Zoloupa. Survived
by sisters: Helen, Johnstown; Sophie
Fimoicz, Maryland; and brother, An
thony Skubic,
Johnstown; four
nieces and two
nephews; also
loving compan
ion,
Dorothy
Ramirez; and her
daughters: Penny,
Christina, and
Mary Jane. Re
tired from U.S.
•w«w *■■
Steel Corp. Member of St John Gualbert Cathedral and St Joseph's Cath
olic Church, where Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m.
Tuesday. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Frank
Duca Funeral Home, Downtown
Chapel, corner of Jackson and Locust
streets. Interment, St Anthony Ceme
tery. Wake service Monday evening.
Johnstown,
PA
THOMAS - Donald G. "Mickey," 75
PeachrStreet, Jenners, DOAr April 13,
1996, at Somerset Hospital. Born Nov
20,1920, in Ralphton, son of George E
and Eva Pearl (Gaumer) Thomas.
Preceded in death by parents; infant
sister, Annabelle; and sisters, Mary
morial Medical Center. Born June 24,
1909, in Johnstown, daughter of An
drew and Ida (Ross) Fiscus. Preceded
m death by parents; first husband,
Henry Zabala; second husband, Jesse
Thomas and Margaret Friedline. Sur
Zaragoza; infant •^^•^^••-*—*
children, Anthony
vived by his wife, the former Betty
Jane Turner; children: Gary G., mar
ried to Donna J. Gilbert, Somerset;
Linda J., wife of Douglas Shumaker,
and
William
son,
brother,
Fiscus;
and sisters: Anna
Fiscus and Myr
tle Zabala. Sur
vived by children:
Ida, wife of Ben-
wife of Donald Nugent; Rosemary,
wife of George Miske; Raymond,
married to the former Linda Stevens:
Patricia Zabala Mattimore; Andrew
married to the former Noreen-Me-
can Legion; Somerset County Old-
Adams; all of Johnstown; Ann, wife of
timers Baseball Asssociation; and the
U.M.W.A. Life member of Hollsopple
Post 8861, VFW. Retired coal miner
and Army veteran of World War II.
Richard Tomak, EUwood City; Rob
ert, married to the former Shirley
Hutzel, Johnstown; Jesse, married to
the former Shirley Hoffman, Johns
town; Esther "Peg" Diehl, Johnstown;
Josephine "Jody" Ribblett, wife of
Don Wilson, and her children* Erik
Observed 52nd wedding anniversary
would be appreciated.
Linda;
Henry;
StQjstPwa R.D. 1; Carletta, wife of
Gerald Yourich, Jenners; Robert J."
Alexandria, Va.; and Donald R., mar
ried to Barbara Gowarty, Stoystown
R.D, 1; seven grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. Brother of
Dorothy, wife of Arthur Dawson, and
Robert, married to Arbutus Peterson
both of Jennerstown; and Selene, wife
of Calvin Geisweidt, Davidsville.
Member of Jerome Post 802, Ameri
Oct 12,1995. Friends received 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and until time
of service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at'the
Hoffman Funeral Home, Allegheny
Street; Boswell, the Rev. C.J. Ickes
officiating. Interment, Jenner Cross
roads Cemetery. Memorials to the
Boswell Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Fund, Boswell 15531,
ZARAGOZA-ZABALA - Mary E, 86
Moxham, died April 13, 1996, at Me
and Leah Ribblett, with whom Mary
resided. Also survived by numerous
,
grandchildren, and great-grandchil
dren. Sister of James, married to the
former Gertrude Puhala, Johnstown.
Friends received from 1 to 9 p.m.
Monday at Moskal & Kennedy Coloni
al Funeral Home, Ohio Street and
Highland Avenue, where service will
be held 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment
BenshoffHill Cemetery.
ZUCCO ..- Angela L. (LeBrand); 61,
7029 Parmai: Park Blvi, Parma
Heights, Ohio, died April 13, 1996, at
University" Hospital of Cleveland.
Born Aug. 25, 1934, in Johnstown;
daughter of Paul and Mary (Dorazio)
LeBrand,; and lived here until 1960.
Belovedr wife^ of late Albert Dear
mother of Albert Jr.1 (Fran); grand
mother of Erica, Dominic and Mario.
Sister of Rose McConville and Barba
ra Shimko. Funeral Mass was held
Mdifday'at HblyTamily churclL Biirial, Holy Cross Cemetery.. Zabor Fu
neral Home,: Parma; Ohio, was in
charge of arrangements.
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, JfanOfia/ Md, Center.
of George C. "Geeg" . and. Nancy
(Ohler) Yatksy. Preceded in death by
paternal grandfather, George Yatsky,
Fred - Survived
andf maternal ■
by parents; pater
nal grandmother,
Fork;
Findlay, Ohio; granddaughter, Col
leen Heptig, Charlotte, N.C; grand
son, Warren, and great-granddaugh
ter, Shiloh Beal, both of Findlay,
Ohio". Also survived by several nieces
and nephews. Member of Trinity Lu
theran Church, Johnstown Legionaire
294. Charter member of Women in
the Military and Native American In
dians. Typing secretary for the mili
tary for 35-years-Trained for combat
duty while serving with the Air Force
during World War U. Family will re
ceive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
pm. Thursday at Geisel Funeral
Home, Dale, where funeral service
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, the
Rev. Brian W. Armen. Interment,
Johnstown; also survived by sister-in-
law, Mary Lou Oyler. Retired from
electrical equipment department of
—
Penelec. US Navy veteran of World
War-II Life member of Charles i.
George a Jr; and_aisJiancee,Jtoy Jt
Menoher Post 155, VFW; Johhstown-
Killian, Greensburg.' Also survived by
Conemaugh Lodge 538, F.&A.M. and
numerous aunts and uncles; godfaT
Trinity Lutheran Church. Friends re
ther, Harry Yatsky Sf; Harrisburg;
and godmother, Diana Walters, Westmont Jason was a member of SS Pe;
&
former
grandchildren. Brother of Robert
and Emma Jane Boring, both of
Yatsky,
Brother of Robert D:, at home; and
ter
by • wife,
Glenie (Allison) Kinsey. Preceded in
death by husband, Paul H.; two broth
ers; and one foster sister. Survived by
daughter, Mary Grace Benroth,
Thomas,' and wife, Phyllis (Placky;
and Mark, and wife, Janet (Bauer),
both of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchil
dren; seven stepchildren; and 13 step-
George "Bud"
Ohler. Survived
maternal' grand
mother,. Dorothy
Ohler,
Dunlo.
died April 14, 1996, at Lee Hospital.
Born Dec. 25, 1910, in Johnstown,
daughter of late Jacob and Nametta
Coreen Y. (Lightner) Fenton; sons
grandfather,
South
sey), 85, Gardea Terrace Apartment*
daysburg Veterans Home. Born Dec.
27 1922, in Johnstown, son of late
Frank and Bertha (Gardner) Oyler.
Preceded in death by first wife, for
mer Ruth M. Cover, and brother,
Barn Jaae 2, 1978, in Johnstown^ son
Frances
Me CARTNEY - Clara mitred (Kin-
Drive, died April 15, 19%, at Hoiu-
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to.9 p.m.
Wednesday at The Picking-TreeceBennett Mortuary Inc., where service
Paul- Byzantine....Catholic
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday the
Church, Dunlo, where be" was a for;
mer altar boy,-He attended Forest
Rev
Richland Cemetery.
John F. Dallape. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery- Masonic serv
Hills High School until 10th grade. He
waTa senior at Johnstown Vo-Tech^
studying building, maintenance and
remodeling and was to graduate on
ice will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
TAKACS - Mary H. (Harriton), 79,
HUGHES - Dorothy D, 90, Arbutus
land Manor. Born June 11. 1916, in
Cresson, died April 15, 1996. ui Rich-
Beaverdale. daughter of William and
Park Manor, formerly of Johnstown
June 5 with the Class of 1996. Member
of Spartan Baseball Team; Tony's
Mary (Pikus) Harriton^ Preceded ui
and Washington, D:C, dted/P™^
death by parents; -husban^ JohniJ.
Takacs; brothers, John, Emil and
Francis Harriton; and brother-in-law,
1996 at the manor. Born Oct. 2i, J»".
Dartand Pool League, Dunlo; and
in Philadelphia, daughter of Wilham
was an avid hunter and fisherman. He
worked for Laurel Chrysler. Friends
H. and Emily (Donley) Dewees. Pre
ceded in death by parents; first hus
Sved from 6:30 to 9 pjn: Tuesday
Sfi to 5 and 6:30 to 9 pm Wednes
day at Charles 0. Dimond Funeral
Home Inc., South Fork, where Pan*
chida will be sung at 1' p-m. Wedne*;
day. Divine Liturgy wdl be celebrat-
«1at 10 m Thursday; *. SSJPetei: *
band, Mahlon L. Ashford, and second
husband, Thomas J. Hughes Sister of
Marguerite Dewees BockeL Johns-
town^ Also survived by nieces,
Joanne, married to Thomas L. Car
roll; Jeanne BockeL both of Johns
town; and Joyce, married to_ Dr.
Thomas Osborn, Los Angeles, Cahf
nephews, Gerald Guiness, Massachu
setts; and Richard Lee, Puerto Rico;
and children from second marriage
John Hughes, Pittsburgh, and Colm
F^erai Some Inc., to help the Yat
sky family with Jason's expenses.
KNIPPLE -James E, 56, residedta
Camden County ,'Ga., since 1987 for
merly of Johnstown, died March 21,
1996 at Baptist Medical Center, Jack
sonville, Fla.,Charter member, and
had served for three years on the
Mayor's Disability Awareness Team
ofCamden County. Ga,. A 1990 recipi
ent of Jim Doughty Community Serv
Hughes
Harrisburg.
Member
o
Frffin Street United MeUiodis
Church. Had attended Parsons School
of Design in New York City. No v*i-
tation Memorial service will be hew
at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin
Street United Methodist Church, the
Rev ^Jeffrey Miller. ■'■ Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Arra^ements
by
John -Henderson
Co.
Joseph Simala. Sister of Agnes Sima
la Cresson. Survived by Ann, wife of
Stanlev Kontorchik, Ebensburg; sis-
Sn-law Nellie Harriton, Portage,
niece, Marian Simala, Cresson; and
nephews, Frederick Hudak German-
town Md.; Theodore Hudak, North
Huntingdon; and several other nieces
and nephews. Member of Cresson
Senior Citizens. Friends received
from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mark
A Terenko Funeral Home Portage
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated a
10 a.m. Thursday at SS. Petet: 4: Paul
Byzantine CathoUc Church, PorUge^
Father Myron E. Kochaba OSEI, odebrant. Interment, New St. Joseph
Cemetery, North Versailles Pa.
Panachida will be sung at 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Rosary will be recit
ed immediately after.
Funeral
Home, Central Avenue.
ice Award, given by the City of Kings-
land Ga. Received a Citizen of the
Year honorable mention award from
the .Mayor's
Disability
**ai?Beas
Team in 1994. Employed by the City
of SL Petersburg, Fla., for 10 years.
Employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp.,
Freight Car Division, for three years.
Survived by son, Craig, SaUx; daugh
ter
Eileen Tittle, Kingsland, Ga,
mother, Irene Knipple, Ebensburg;
brother, Don Kipp, Johnstown; sister
Shirley
Davis, . Everett;
and
two
grandsons, Matthew and Ryan Tittle,
or.
1oJ
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ARKWRIGHT - William,'83, Miner
al Point (Vinco), died April 15,1996 at
Lee Hospital. Born Oct -'13 1912' in
Bloomsburg, son of John and Eliza
beth (Ainsworth) ArJcwright Preced
ed in death by parents; sister, Marga
ret Horton; and brother.. Raymond
Arkwnght Survived by wife, former
?T
B1?f' d^uehter3. Donna, wife of
C Kenneth Brown, Vinco; Arlene
wife Of Francis McCabe, Portage; and
Ahdrea, wife of Ronald Hrbal, Windben sons, William D., married to Deb:
brah Rummell, Vinco; and Jeffrey A
Johnstown; eight grandchildren and
^o/rKeat;grandchildren:A&> sur
vived by twm sister, Ullian, wife of
Nelson Thompson, San Dfego, CaW
Would have celebrated 60th weS
anniversary. May 31, 1996. Served ua
u.b. Army in Panama, 1933-1934 Re
tired from Hiram Swank's Refracto
ries, Johnstown. No viewing at the re
quest of the deceased MemoriS
will be held at 2:30
TARQUIN-WOLFORD - Catherine
foof ' Richloand Towers, died April 15,
1996, at Sacred Heart Hospital
Cumberland, Md. Born March 3,191s'
in Johnstown, daughter of late
les B. and "—"- *• ■ ■ ■
Wolford;
second
husband, William
Tarquin; three
brothers and two
sisters. Last sur
viving member of
Speicher family.
Survived by these
children: Saundra
Jfi^McCoy
!H
Rebecca Schenker, Hollywood
^ seven grandchildren; and nine
w Memtr
V*? United Methodist
ch, where funeral service will b
Z0/^ ** Rev- D
manor. Born Nov 23,
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SHOPE — Pauline M. (Pytash), 57,
Harrisburg, died Monday in Camp
Hill. She was retired from state De
partment of Labor & Industry. Mem
ber of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Church, Harrisburg. Survived by hus
band, Gene L. Shope; daughter, Lau
rie J. Shope, New Cumberland; four
brothers, Robert A. Pytash and Rich
ard Pytash, both of Viritondale;
Dennis P. Pytash, Smithville, Va.; and
William F. Pytash, Johnstown; three
sisters, Susan J. Hagens, Belsano;
Denise M..Stough, Duncannon; and
Cynthia L. Bishop, Barnesbonr, and
nephews and nieces. Preceded in
death by parents, Stephen A. and
Mary E. Gresko Pytash. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
noon Friday at her church. Burial
will be in Resurrection Cemetery,
Harrisburg. Visitation will be from
11:30 a.m. to noon.
N^tow'
MECKLEY-THIEL - Catherine M.
(Loebrich), 91, Laurel Wood Convales
cent Center, formerly of Joseph
Johns Towers, died April 15, 1996, at
home. Born Sept. 20, 1904, in Johns
town, daughter of late Adam and
Rose (Freidhoff) Loebrich. Resided in
Horseheads, N.Y., for 36 years. Pre
ceded in death by first husband, Carl
V. Thiel; second husband, William W.
Meckley; and sons, Carl J. and Rich
ard A. Thiel. Survived by daughter,
Catherine A., wife of Charles Naylor,
Lockport, N.Y.; son, Robert P. Thiel,
Bradenton,_ Fla.; daughter-in-law,
Jane Thiel, Johnstown. Sister of Ann
Brown, Johnstown. Also survived by
17 grandchildren, numerous great
grandchildren, and special remem
brance by granddaughter, Carol.
Member of St. Andrew Catholic
Church. Family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at
Geisel Funeral Home, Dale, where
wake service will be held at 8 p.m.
Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10
am Saturday at St. Andrew's church,
Benscreek, the Rev. Father Barry J.
Baroni. Interment, St. Joseph Ceme
tery.
YATSKY - Jason, 17, Dunlo, died
April 15,1996. Friends received from
1 to 5 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home
Inc., South Fork, where Panachida
wilhbe sung at 7 p.m. Divine Liturgy
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thurs
day at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine
Catholic Church, Dunlo.
Johnstown,
PA
BAKER - Ellis W., 79, Sebring, Fla.,
formerly of Johnstown, died April 4,
1996, in Florida. Born March 30,1917,
in Martinsburg, son of late Calvin D.
and Margaret (Wineland) Baker. Pre
ceded in death by brother, James; and
sister, Dorothy Hartzler. Survived by
wife, Florence; son, David, married to
former Cheryl Poole, Johnstown;
daughter, Joyce, wife of Richard
McCoy, Pittsburgh; and seven grand- %
children. Brother of Calvin, Williamsburg; Margaret Cuppet, New Paris;
and Mildred Dilling, and Margaret
Smith, both of Martinsburg. Member
of Morrellville Church of the Breth
ren. Owner and operator of former
Baker Hardware. Graduate and past
trustee of Juniata College. World War
II Army Air Corps veteran. Friends
received from 11:30 a.m. until the
time of memorial service at 12:30
p.m. Sunday at William T. Hindman
Funeral Home, Chandler Avenue, the
Rev/ John Manges. Immurment,
Grandview Mausoleum, Johnstown.
Those who wish to make memorial
contributions may do so to the Mor
rellville Church of the Brethren.
OYLER — John E., 73, 436 Devon
Drive, died April 15, 1996, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at The Picking-TreeceBennett Mortuary Inc., where service
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday the
Rev. John F. Dallape. v Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Masonic serv
ice will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
ROSE - Margaret S., 90, R.D. 2,
Johnstown, formerly of Walnut
Grove, died April 15,1996, at Memori
al Medical Center. Born Jan. 23,1906,
in Johnstown, daughter of late Daniel
and Florence (Leberknight) Eash.
Preceded in death by husband, Carl
H.; and one' infant sister. Survived by
niece, Sara Margaret Rose, Balti
more, Md. Member of Homestead Av
enue United Methodist Church, where
she was a Sunday school teacher for
many years. School teacher at former
Dale High School. Family will re
ceive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday at Geisel Funeral
Home, Dale, where funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the
Rev. Dr. Paul B. Morris. Interment,
Richland Cemetery.
NAGLE - Elizabeth "Jookie," 83,
Ebensburg, died April 16,1996, in Ebensburg. Born Nov. 11,1912, in Ehrenfeld, daughter of William and Pauline
(Klemmek) Novak. Preceded in death
by parents; stepfather, Andrew Raco-
sky; husband, Clarence; brothers, Wil
liam and Charles; sisters, Dorothy
Rickey and Shirley Emery; and sonin-law, Nick Jerome. Survived by
daughter, Shirley Romaine, wife of
Donald W. Tulowitzky, Ebensburg.
Sister of Henry "Butch"; Raymond;
Elmer, Edward; and Robert, all of
Ebensburg; Florence McDonald, and
George, both of Tonawanda, N.Y4 and
Leonard, Cleveland, Ohio. Formerly
employed at Home Baking Co., Eb
ensburg, Friends received from 6 to 9
p.iri. Wednesday at Matevish & Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg,
where funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. James
Cuppett officiating. Interment, Lloyd
Cemetery, Ebensburg.
NASTASE — Frank, 91, on Monday,
April 15,1996, of Pittsburgh, formerly
of Beaverdale. Beloved husband of 68
years, Mary (Raunikar); father of An
thony, Angeline Phillips, and Louis; 11
grandchildren, 21 great-grandchil
dren. Brother of Sarah Larson, Clara
Signorino and Angela Stupi. Mr. Nastase was a longtime member of the
deaf community, being self-employed
and hiring many deaf employees
while teaching them to be self-suportive. Funeral arrangements by
Beinhauers. Friends welcome at 2630
W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, (412)
531-4000, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our
Lady of Loreto church, Thursday, 10
a.m.
IAGO — John J., 98, Richland Manor,
formerly of Lincoln-Lee Manor, died
April 16, 1996, at the manor. Born
July 15, 1897, in New York, son of
James J. and Bridget (Buckley) Iago.
Preceded in death by parents; wife,
Mary Loretta Mangus; brother, Jo
seph. Retired vice
president of Fi
delity & Deposit
Bank Co., Balti
more, Md. Army
veteran, World
War II. Member
of St. Rochus
Catholic Church,
where Mass of
Christian Burial
.
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday,
the Rev. Charles Amershek. Entomb
ment, Grandview Mausoleum.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at Francis G. Ozog
Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street,
where wake service will be held
I n^i
Thursday afternoon.
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SCHENDEL - Father Alfred, TOR,
81, of 702 Railroad St., Johnstown,
died April 16, 1996, at Lee Hospital,
Johnstown. Borh March 8, 1915, in
Pittsburgh, son of late Otto and Anna
(Bender) Schendel. Preceded in death
by sisters, Virginia Brawley and
Rosemond Schendel. Survived by
these brothers and sister: Gregory,
Pittsburgh; Urban, Trafford; Joseph,
Hendersonville, N.C.; Alfred, Oakley,
Calif.; Sister Mary Louise, RSM,
Pittsburgh. Father received his early
education in public schools of Traf
ford. Entered the Province of Fran
ciscan Friars of the Third Order Reg
ular of St. Francis at Loretto in 1937.
Professed his first vows in 1939 and
final vows in 1942. Following studies
at St Francis Xtollege, Loretto, and
the former St. Francis Seminary, Fa
ther Alfred was ordained to the
priesthood on May 22,1945, in the Ca
thedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. Earned a graduate degree in
music from the Catholic University,
Washington, and was a teacher of
music, organist and skilled builder
and repairman of pipe organs from
1946 until illness forced his retire
ment several years ago. From 1962 to
1966 he was associate pastor of Our
Lady of Mount Carmel Church,
Ehrenfeld, and also served at SS. Pe
ter & Paul church, Altoona, and St
Rochus church, Johnstown. Friends'
received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at
St. Francis Monastery on the campus
of St. Francis College, Loretto, where
a scriptural wake service will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Immacu
late Conception Chapel on the cam
pus and where Mass of Christian Bur
ial will be celebrated at 1 p.m.
Friday, the Rev. Edmund Carroll,
TOR, minister provincial, celebrant.
Interment, Franciscan Friar Ceme
tery, Loretto. Arrangements by LenzGibbons Funeral Home, Gallitzin.
PARTSCH - Mary Alice, 77, Pine
Street, died April 16,1996, at Alleghe
ny Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 25,
1918, in Windber, daughter of late
Blair and Augusta (Kline) Rhodes.
Preceded in death by husband, Fran
cis A.; son, Richard F.; sister, Evelyn
Luther, and brother, Robert. Survived
by these children: Patricia Ham
mond, Gaithersburg, Md.; Penny
Graham, Johnstown; Carol, wife of
Wayne Rhodes, Washington, D.C.; and
Linda Helman, Gaithersburg, Md.;
also nine grandchildren; seven great
grandchildren. Sister of Harold,
Johnstown; and Wade, Ohio. Member
of Trinity Lutheran Church. Family
will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Friday at Geisel Funeral
Home, Dale, where funeral service
will be held at 12 noon Saturday, the
Rev. Brian W. Armen. Interment,
Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Johnstown,
PA
HOMYAK — Andrew, 84, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 1996, at
Lee Hospital. Born Dec.. 10, 1911, in
Johnstown, son of Nicholas and Alex
andria (Paean) Homyak. Preceded in
death by parents; wife; brother, Pe
ter; and sister, Anna Sempeti. Sur
vived by children: Nancy J., wife of
Bernard Urban; and Robert A., mar
ried to former Veronica Yanik, both
of Johnstown; 10 grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. Brother of
John Homyak; and Mrs. Margaret
Stackhouse, both of Johnstown; and
Mrs. Madeline Sop, Lyons, 111. Retired
employee of Gautier Division, Johns
town Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp. An
avid golfer. Member of Pleasant Val
ley Golf Course. Member of Christ
tfee Sayiour, Cathedral. Friends re
ceived from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at
Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc.,
Broad Street, where a brief service
will be held at 8:30 ajn. Friday, fol
lowed by Funeral Liturgy at Christ
the Saviour Cathedral the Very Rev.
Father Frank Miloro. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Family re
quests, in lieu of flowers, donations be
given in Divine Liturgies or Masses,
in memory of Andrew.
BERNAT - Andrew Jr., 80, 1288
Maryland Ave., died April 16,1996, at
Laurel Wood Convalescent Center.
Born Aug. 9, 1915, in Johnstown, son
of late Andrew and Mary (IvankoMacej) Bernat. Preceded in death by
parents; and sisters, Elizabeth; Ann,
wife of Francis E. Evans. Survived by
sister, Mary, wife of late George
Greenberg, Mount Lebanon; brothers,
Michael, married to former Ethel
Snoby, Johnstown; John J., married to
former Helen L, Brown, Harrisburg;
George, Johnstown; brother-in-law,
Francis E. Evans. Also survived by
seven nephews and nieces; five
grandnephews and grandnieces.
Army veteran of World War II. For
mer employee of Haw!s-Refractery.
Member of United Lutheran Society
and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
Church. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.nj. Thursday in Francis
G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
^Street, where devotional service will
be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, family requests me
morial contributions be made to
American Cancer Society.
KEIPER — Richard E., 56, Brookville, Md., formerly of Conemaugh,
died April 11, 1996, at home. Born
Sept 30,1939, son of Earl M. and Dor
othy R. Keiper. Preceded in death by
father, Earl M. Survived by mother,
Dorothy R., Johnstown; wife, Diane;
children: Richard, William, and Debo
rah; daughter-in-law, Michelle; sis
ters, Phyllis Page, Scroggins, Texas;
Barbara A. Leard, Herndon, Va.; and
Earlene (Hagerich) Younkins, Johns
town. Member of Conemaugh Church
of the Brethren. Served in Brethren
Volunteer Service for twoyears. Em
ployed by GEICO Insurance Co.,
Washington, D.C., for 35 years. A me
morial service will be held Friday
April 19, 1996, at DeVol Funeral
Home, 10 E. Deer Park Road, Gaith
ersburg, Md., at 11 ajn., Rev. Gale H.
Younkins (brother-in-law) will offici
ate. In lieu of flowers, please make
contributions to Conemaugh Church
of the Brethren.
YODER — David S., 35, formerly of
Bedford R.D., died Wednesday at
Conemaugh hospital. Survived by
wife; two sons; two daughters; moth
er, four brothers and four sisters. Fu
neral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at
Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellow
ship Church, Route 56, Fishertown, by
Brothers Abner Kauffman and
Roman Kauffman. Interment, Chris
tian LighrXemetery. Trieiids re^
ceived from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Christian Light Fellowship
Church House, Cessna. Arrangements
in charge of S. Gerald Weaver Funer
al Home, Woodbury.
BILLETDEAUX -^- John E., 65,
Johnstown, died April 17, 1996, at.
home. Born March 24,1931, in Johns
town, son of Edward^John?Billetdeaux and Agnes (Burger): Billetdeaux-Forney. Preceded in death by
father, two brothers and one sister.
Survived by mother, Greensburg;
wife/former Elsie Bagley, and these
children: John W., married to former
Grace Ann Camahan, Johnstown;
Sherry, wife of Robert Shaffer,
Booosboro, Md^ Stepnien, married to
former Bette Anderson, Fort Rucker,
Ala.; Thomas, married to former
Denise Wagner, Brownstown; Lisa
AJva, Johnstown; and Jason, Twentynine Palm$, Calif.; eight grandchil
dren; two stepgrandchildren; and one
stepgreat-granddaughter. Brother of
Colette Holsopple, Illinois; Mary Lou
Thomas, Irwin; Eugene and Joseph,
both of Johnstown; and Paul, Illinois.
Member of St Andrew's Roman Cath
olic Church, Benscreek. Army veteran of Korean Conflict Retired from
U.S. Steel, with 34 years' service.
Death breaks a marriage union of 40
years. Family receiving friends from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at
George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc.,
Davidsville, where wake service will
be held at 3 p.m. Friday, followed by
the Rosary recited by the Ladies
Guild. Mass of Christian Burial, 8:30
a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's church,
Father Joseph Maurizio. Interment,
Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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OHLER - Dorothy C., 69, Coulter
Street, Dunlo, died April 16, 1996, at
Montefiore Medical Center, Pitts
burgh. Born Oct 8, 1926, in Broth-
ersvalley
Township,
daughter
of
Frank and Margaret (Pletcher)
Christner. Preceded in death by par
ents; husband, George W. "Bud"; sons,
Robert and George; daughter, Mary
Ann; grandson, Jason; brothers,
Johnstown,
PA
Me CARTNEY - Clara Mildred (Kinsey), 85, Garden Terrace Apartments,
died April 14, 1996, at Lee Hospital.
Family will receive friends from 2 to
A and7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Geisel
Funeral Home, Dale, where funeral
service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,
the Rev. Brian W. Armen. Interment,
Richland Cemetery. Military grave
side rite by Post 155, VFW.
George, Clyde and John; and sister,
Margaret Albright Survived by these
children: Barbara, wife of Glenn
Crum, Sidman; Margaret, wife of
Howard Hill, Browns Mills, NJ.; Nan
cy, wife of George Yatsky, Dunlo;
Kenneth, at home; Carol, wife of
Richard Walters, Elkhart, Ind; and
Norman Gene, Columbus, Ohio; 12
grandchildren and six great-grand
children. Sister of Sadie Marie
Housel; and Emma Housel, both of
Meyersdale. Also survived by best
friend, Evelyn Seese of Dunlo; and
Kenneth's fiancee, Terry Eicher.
L,
IAGO - John J., 98, Richland Manor,
formerly of Lincoln-Lee Manor, died
April 16,1996, at the manor. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
10 a.m. Friday at St Rochus Catholic
Church, the Rev. Charles Amershek.
Entombment, Grandview Mausole
um. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Francis G.
Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
Street, where wake service will be
held Thursday afternoon.
Member of Dunlo Ladies Fire Auxil
iary; Cambria County Ladies Fire
Auxiliary, Dunlo American Legion,
Post 573, auxiliary; Beaverdale Sen
ior Citizens; Dunlo Citizens Club
Bowling League; SNPJ, Lodge 274,
Dunlo; and Dunlo United Methodist
Church. Family will receive friends 2
to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from
10 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Homer J. George Funer
al Home, Salix, the Rev. Richard
Ralph. Interment, Dunmyer Ceme
tery. Dunlo American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary will hold a service at 8 p.m.
Friday.
KOWAL — Mary, 79, Ferndale, for
merly of Conemaugh, died April 17,
1996, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born Nov. 14,1916, in Jerome, daugh
ter of Joseph and Stephana (Stawarz)
Wojtaszek. Preceded in death by par
ents; husband, Stanley; daughter,
Phyllis Blum; brothers, Joseph, An
drew, Frank "Vic" and Michael; and
sisters, Pauline Sendek and Irene
Hurst Last surviving member of im
mediate family. Survived by these
children: Regina, wife of Paul
Horwat, Jerome; Stanley, married to
former Diane Niton, Rootstown, Ohio;
and John, Johnstown; also grandchil
dren: Natalie and Mike Horwat; Mary
Kowal; and Jackie Chatel. Also sur
vived by son-in-law, William Blum,
Johnstown. Member of Assumption of
the BVM Catholic Church, Cone
maugh, where Mass of Christian Bur
ial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Fri
day, the Rev. Bernard F. Grega.
Interment, church cemetery. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at The Baker-Harris Funer
al Chapel, Conemaugh, where Rosary
will be recited Thursday afternoon.
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PRIEST — Eleanor Jane, 71, of New
Florence, died April 17,1996, at home.
Born Jan. 31,1925, in West Wheatfield
Township, Indiana County, daughter
of late Thomas J. and Anna Jane
(Wallace) Mabon. Also preceded in
death by husband, Robert E. Priest,
in 1983; and brother, Wallace Mabon.
Survived by these children: Thomas
A. Lohr, married to Bonnie L. Fritz,
Somerset; Robert J. Priest, married
to Karen A. Henderson; and Terry L.
Priest, married to Cheryl Troyan,
both of New Florence R.D. 1; Timmy
L. Priest, married to Debra A.
Daugherty, New Florence; Marcia A.,
wife of William L. Tomalson Jr., New
Florence R.D. 2; Leta Gail, wife of
Todd Olsen, Lynchburg, Va.; 11
grandchildren, Scbtt B. Lohr,
Kimberly A. Keim, Jeffrey E. Priest,
Stacy ft; Priest, Adam W. Gibson,
Matthew L. Priest, Heather A. Priest,
Chad E. Priest, Michael T. Tomalson,
Kristin M. Tomalson and Brandon R.
Sitman; three great-grandchildren,
Trevor J. Keim, Luke A. Lohr and
Landon A. Lohr. Member of New
Florence United Presbyterian
Church. Fondly remembered for her
delicious baked goods and candies.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Ken
neth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New
Florence, where service will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, the .Rev. John J.
McClure. Interment, Bethel Ceme
tery. Memorial contributions may be
made in her memory to the Commu
nity Nursing Hospice, 1425 Scalp
Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15904.
SCOTT - C. Grace, 88, formerly of
Porter Center Road, Ransomville,
N.Y., and Lovejoy, Pa., died April 10
1996, in Schoellkopf Health Center
Niagara Falls, N.Y. Wife of late Wtfbur John Scott; mother of Wayne
Scott, Mancelona, Mich.; Mrs. Francis
(Mary) Ellis, Norfolk, Mass.; Mrs. Ar
thur "Bud" (Stella) Smith, Ranspnfville, N.Y.; Richard Scott, Tecumseh
Mich.; and Mrs. David (Wilma) Hatt
Newfane, N.Y.; and late Betty J6ah
Scott. Sister of Mrs. Dale (Clair) Elkin; and Dale Heberling, both of Indi
ana, Pa.; Helen Poole, Oliveburg, Pav
Vaida Warden, Indiana, Pa.; and late
Madge Kerr and Smith Heberling
Also survived by 16 grandchildren- 21
great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. No prior visita
tion. A memorial service will be held
Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at Cookport Baptist Church, Cookport, Pa
Burial, Beracha Cemetery, Plum*
ville, Pa. Arrangements by Hardison
Funeral Homes Inc., Ransomville,
Democrat,
Johnstown,
HARBART - Gustave T., 86, Johns
town, died April 18, 1996, at The Alle
gheny Lutheran Home. Born Jan. 9,
1910, in Johnstown, son of Gustave
and Albertine (Schendel) Harbart.
Preceded in death by parents; wife,
former Isabelle Fingerhoot; and sis
ter, Olga Harbart.
. Survived by chil
dren: Betty Jean,
wife of William
Tefft, Las Vegas,
Nev.;
Norma
Kathleen, wife of
Richard Geri,
Vineland, N.J.;
and William F.,
married to former Irene Vozniak, York Haven, Pa.;
also 10 grandchildren; nine great
grandchildren; and one great-great
grandchild. Brother of Thelma
Quesell, Hartford, Conn.; Edna
Krischer, Frederick and Edward
Harbart, all of Johnstown. Retired
millwright with Bethlehem Steel
Corp. Former president of Johns
town-Franklin Credit Union. Member
of Zion Lutheran Church. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Moskal & Kennedy Coloni
al Funeral Home, Ohio Street and
Highland Avenue. Funeral service,
10:30 a.m. Monday from Zion Luther
an Church, the Rev. Warren S. Karshin officiating. Interment, Oak Cem
etery.
Me GARVEY — James Edgar, 82, of
1421 Brier Ave., Johnstown, formerly
of Robinson, died April 17, 1996, in
Lee Hospital. Born Match 18,1914, in
Fairfield Township, Westmoreland
County, son of late Jesse and Bessie
(McElwee) McGarvey. Also preceded
in death by daughter, Donna; sister,
Lulu Grace McGarvey; brother, Ray
mond McGarvey. Survived by wife,
former Hazel G. Smay, and these
children: Kathleen McGarvey, Blairsville R.D. 1; Jesse, married to Mary
Kerr, Blairsville R.D. 1; Raymond,
Ligonier R.D. 5; David, and wife,
Louise, Browns Mill, N.J.; 16 grand
children; eight great-grandchildren.
Brother of Margaret Sprinkle, Johns
town. Also survived by stepchildren,
Twila Cameron, South Fork R.D. 1;
Ronald Strayer, Johnstown; Kenneth
Strayer, Portage; nine stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Retired employee of Conrail. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral
Home, New Florence, where service
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the
Rev. Kenneth Custer. Interment,
Bethel Cemetery.
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CATES — Amos L. "Bud," 71, Johns
town R.D. 4, died April 17, 1996, at
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville,
Pa. Born Nov. 9, 1924, in Ness City,
Kan.; son of John and Rosa (Allen)
Cates. Preceded in death by parents;
wife, Margaret (Clifton); son, John;
sister,
Jessie
Brandenburger;
and nephew, Jim
my Nichlos. Sur
vived by daugh
ters, Ann Louise,
wife
of John
Scharf, El Paso,
Texas; Alison L.,
wife of Donald
Domer/ Orange- ■■!■
mmmm
ville, Pa.;, and special friend and com
panion, Claretta Cole. Brother of'
Tressie Bond, Minden, La.; Orlin L.
"Bob," and wife, Betty, Casper, Wyo.;
Gerald A., and wife, Kay, Bullhead,
Ariz. Also survived by grandchildren,
Melissa Cook; Kristy Scharf; Justin
and Erin Domer, Michael Sliker;
Mark Cates and Jason Cates; five
great-grandchildren; a number of
nieces and nephews; and a number of
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Member of St Mark's Episcopal
Church; Johnstown-Conemaugh
Lodge 538, F.&A.M4 Keystone Mar
iners; American Mercahnt Marine
Association; and Charles T. Menoher
Post, VFW. Active for many years
with the Boy Scouts and Explorer
Post. Retired from Bethlehem Steel
Corp. Was a union steward. Served in
Merchant Marines in World War n.
Attended Vo-Tech for heating and air
conditioning maintenance. Was an in
come tax consultant Friends re
ceived from 6 td 9 p.m* Saturday at
John Henderson Co. Funeral Home,
215 Central Ave. Memorial service
will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St.
Mark's Episcopal Church, ,the Rev.
Charles P. Martin. Interment, Forest
Lawn Cemetery. Family suggests
contributions to the Oncology Fund,
c/o Dr. Suresh Nair, Geisinger Medi
cal Center, North Academy Avenue,
Danville, Pa. 17822. Masonic service
will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday
at the funeral home.
ENGLISH - James W., 70, Louisville^.Ky., native, pf jQbnsjtQwjo^ died
April 17,1996, at Columbla^uthwest
Hospital. Survived by wife, Ora Mae
Smith English; sons, Raymond Eng
lish and Fred English; daughter, Pa
tricia Richardson; brother, Sam Eng
lish; sister, Dorothy Nagle; and three
grandchildren. Construction worker
— Local 181 — Shamrock Construc
tion Co. Visitation from noon to 9 Fri
day at W.G. Hardy Valley Chapel,
Louisville, Ky., where service will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Inter
ment, Bethany Memorial Cemetery.
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APR 1 9 1996
COOK — Edna L., 96, Arbutus Park
Manor, formerly of Clark Street,
Dale, died April 19, 1996, at home.
Born Feb. 23,1900, in Glencoe, daugh
ter of Hiram and Sarah (Coughenour)
Bittner. Preceded in. death by hus
band, Clyde; 14 brothers and sisters.
Survived by sisters-in-law, Margaret
Foust, Scalp Level; and Erma Cook,
Central City. Also survived by numer
ous nieces and nephews. Last surviv
ing member of immediate family.
Former active member of the First
Church of the Nazarene. Family will
receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Friday at Geisel Funeral Home,
Dale, where funeral will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Barry
Mohney. Interment, Mount Lebanon
Cemetery.
Jerome
morial Medical Center. Born May 12,
1936, in Johnstown, daughter of Mar
tin J. and Mary Evelyn (Lewis)
Hemmer. Survived by daughters, Debra K. Weaver, Tarentum, Pa.;
Kimberly D., wife of Raymond Con
rad, Johnstown; Darlene K., wife of
Russell E. Weaver, Davidsville. Sister
of Freida Bobak, Johnstown; and
Martin Hemmer, California. Also sur
vived by grandchildren, Heather
Horm and David Weaver, both of
Tarentum; Jason Reiking and
Danette Reiking, both of Johnstown
Employed at the Incline Plane.
Friends received from 2^4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at Johii Henderson Co
Funeral Home, 215/ Central Ave
where service will ^e held at 11 a.m.'
STAHL — R. Josephine, 95, 196
Southmont Blvd., died April 18, 199%
at Memorial Medical Center. Born
April 22, 1900, in Harrison City,
daughter of late Solomon and
Blanche (Hines) Shuster. Preceded in
death by husband, John L.; grandson,
John Joyce; five brothers and five sis*
ters. Survived by daughter, Betty
Lou, wife of Paul Joyce, Highland,
Ind.; son, Richard D., married to for
mer Margaret Adamy, Johnstown; six
grandchildren and 12 great-grand^
children. Sister of William, Greens;:
burg; and John, Jeannette. Member of
Oakland United Methodist Church
and
HEMMER - Mary E. ^Babe," 59
Johnstown, died April 17,1996, at Me
American
Legioit
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at The Picking-Treece*
Bennett Mortuary Inc., where service
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the
Rev. Henry Morris. Interment, Brush
Creek Reformed and Lutheran Ceme^
tery, Irwin, Pa.
PFEFFERL — Robert J., Palm Bay,
Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died
April 4,1996, at home. Son of late Jo
seph and Charlotte (Niessner)
Pfefferl. Survived by wife, Helen; and
sons, Robert and David; and daugh
ter, Barbara Mclntyre, all of Cleve
Saturday, the Rev./Don Sease. Inter
ment, Richland Cemetery.
JURICH - Nick, 66, Conemaugh,
died April 18/1996, at Lee Hospital
Born Jan. 14,1930, in Johnstown, son
of Rade aqd Bertha (Kotick) Jurich.
Preceded in death by parents; and
sisters, Mildred Ritchey, Marian
Yuhas, Betty McMinn, and Kathleen
Miklich. Survived by wife, former
Gladys A. Bonk; and these childrenNick, married to former Rebecca
Whitfield; Deborah, wife of Dennis
Strazisar, and Barry, married to for
mer Deirdra Michael, all of Johns
town; also grandchildren: Bryan,
Brad, Douglas, Ashley, Barry, Aleia
and Michael. Brother of Milan, mar
ried to former Mary Pentrack, New
Jersey. Formerly employed at for
mer Acme Markets. Retired from
Southern Alleghenies. Member of As
sumption of the1 BVM Catholic
Church, where Mass of Christian Bur
ial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sat
urday, the Rev. Bernard F. Grega.
Interment, church cemetery. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m
Friday at The Baker-Harris Funeral
Chapel, Conemaugh, where Rosary
will be recited Friday evening.
LOVETTE - Dr. John B., MD
Westmont, died April 17, 1996 ' at
home. Son of Daniel R. and Anna M
(Flynn) Lovette. Preceded in death by
parents; granddaughter, Kara; and
sister, Joanne. Survived by wife for
mer Catherine Dowling Evans; chil
dren: Attorney -—
Daniel R.; Dr.
John B. II; Dr.
Michael P.; and
David, owner of
Township
macy,
Phar
Davids-
ville; grandchil
dren, Leigh Anne,
Matthew, Kathe-
2?-^^
m'
-*-«-■
Patrick, Melissa, Madeleine, DanieL
Timothy and Caroline; great-grand
children, Alexandria and Victoria
Kopco. Brother of Mimi Williams;
Poris Frantz; J, Ralpir-LovettejluS
Dr. Daniel R. Lovette. Long-time
practicing Cambria County surgeon
Graduate of St. Francis College and
University of Pittsburgh Medical
School. Board certified general, and
vascular surgeon. Past president of
Cambria County and Pennsylvania
Medical societies. World War II
Army Medical Corps veteran. Mem
ber and past president of Sunnehanna
Country Club. Vice chairman, Board
of Trustees of St. Francis College Re
cipient of St. Francis College Distin
guished Alumnus Award. Avid hunter,
sportsman, and golfer. C.E.O. and
chairman of the board, Eagles Roost
Lovette Hunting Camp. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
11 a.m. Saturday at Our Mother of
Sorrows Catholic Church, Monsignor
Thomas K. Mabon. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at
Frank Duca Funeral Home, West
mont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd
Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, those who wish may
make a contribution to Our Mother of
Sorrows School Computer Fund in his
memory.
land; also sisters, Betty Moran, Charlotte,
N.C.;
Charlotte Ream,
Johnstown; and Lorene Dunmire, St.
Petersburg, Fla; and eight grandchil
dren. Burial at Fountainhead Memo
rial Park, Palm Bay, Fla.
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LAMBERT - Gladys A., 93, formerly
of Buckstown, died April 19, 1996, at
Siemon Lakeview Manor Estate,
Somerset. Born July 27,1902, in Shade
Township, daughter of Luther and
Clara (Crum) Lohr. Preceded in death
by parents; husband, David William;
brothers, Jesse, Horace and Clark
Lohr. Survived by these children:
Philip, married to former Flora Mae
McQuade, Stoystown R.D. 3; Neal,
married to former Janetta Catherine
Nicodemus, Johnstown; and Mary
Louise, married to William Meekins,
Stoystown R:D. 2; seven grandchil
dren; 13 great-grandchildren. Sister
of Ada Lentz, Indiana, Pa.; Alice
Crum, Wihdber; Hazel Powell, Hoor
versville; and Harrison "Jerry" Lohr,
Stoystown. Retired LPN from Somer
set Hospital. Member of Central City
Christian Church. Family will receive
friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday at Deaner Funeral Home
Stoystown, where service will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, Evangelist Eric
Smith officiating. Interment, Lambertsville Cemetery. Memorial Con
tributions may be given to Central
City Christian Church.
McMONAGLE - John E. "Jack," 62,
Moxham, died April 18, 1996, at Lee
Hospital. Born Nov. 30,1933, in Johns
town, son of late Robert W. Sr. and
Minnie (Lewis) McMonagle. Survived
by wife, former Patricia Stahr, and
these children, Kathleen Ann and
Kevin Robert, both at home. Brother
of Patricia, wife of Leonard Krivac;
Robert W. Jr., married to former '
Marcia Nagle; and James "Dobie,"
married to former Eileen Reed, all of
Johnstown. Employed by the City of
Johnstown as construction superin
tendent for Community Development
Dept. A 45-year member of locals 4
and 9, Bricklayers Union. Former
staff sergeant of lst/103rd Armored,
Pa. National Guard. Member of St
Patrick's Catholic Church, where fu
neral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Monday, the Rev. Harold Biller.
Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery.
Friends received from 2 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral
Home Inc., Broad Street, where wake
service will be held Sunday.
Democrat,
Johnstown,
MONTGOMERY — Dr. George An
thony Jr., M.D., 71, Friedens R.D. 1,
died April 18, 1996, at his residence.
Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Hollidaysburg,
son of George Anthony Sr. and Eliza
beth Nofsker (Hanley) Montgomery.
Preceded in death by sister, Marga
ret G. Hoover. Survived by wife,
Caroll Lynn Montgomery; children:
Commander George A. Montgomery
IH, US Navy Retired, Meridian, Miss.;
Dana M., wife of Judge Hiram Car
penter, Hollidaysburg; Thaddeus S.
Montgomery, Decatur, Ala.; Mark E.
Montgomery, Edmond, Okla.; Russell
J. Montgomery Esquire, Altoona;
Richard G. Montgomery, Pittsburgh;
Matthew C. Montgomery, Pittsburgh;
stepchildren: Lynn Allison, wife of
-.-■ Dean E. Watkins, Cascais, Portugal;
and Steve E. Morocco, Egg Harbor,
N.J. Brother of Miss Joanna L. Mont
gomery, Elizabethtown, Pa. Also sur
vived by 13 grandchildren. A 1942
graduate of Hollidaysburg High
School. A 1951 graduate of Juniata
College. A 1955 graduate of Jefferson
Medical School. Veteran of US Navy,
served in the Pacific Theater in
World War n on the USS Marathon as
an electrician. He was a general
practitioner in Altoona from 19561959; a urologist 1958-1976 Allegheny
Hospital, Pittsburgh; and 1976 to
present in Somerset, Pa. Member of
Friedens Lutheran Church,' Portage
Lodge F. & A.M., Hollidaysburg; Jaffa
Shrine; Somerset County Medical So
ciety, American Medical Society.
Past board member of Pa. Urological
Board; American Legion Post 181,
Somerset; Somerset Country Club;
and Somerset County Aero Club.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Sunday in Hauger-Zeijgler Fu
neral Home, Somerset. Service will
be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, April
22, 1996, in Friedens Lutheran
.Church, Fjiedens, Pa.„ with the Rev.
James R. Ling officiating; viewing at
the church from 10 a.m. until the time
of service. Interment, Somerset
County Memorial Park. Contributions
may be made to Somerset "In-Touch"
Hospice, 651 S. Center Ave., Somer
set, Pa. 15501.
SIEGAL - Alice, 80, Hillcrest Apart
ments, Hollidaysburg, died April 19,
WARGO — James Sr., 71, Spangler,
died April 19, 1996, at Cbnemaugh
hospital. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Moriconi
Funeral Home Inc., Spangler. Mass of
Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Monday at
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Span
gler. Complete obituary in Sunday's
paper.
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1996, at Mercy Hospital, Altoona
Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Vandergrift,
daughter of Earl and Pearl (Detman)
Porter. Preceded in death by parents;
and brother, Lester. Survived by hus
band, Jerome "Jerry" Siegal, Holli
daysburg. Also, numerous cousins.
Death ends a marriage union of 44
years. Friends received from 10 a.m.
until the time of service at noon Mon
day at Charles O. Dimond Funeral
Home Inc., South Fork, the Rev. John
H. Weaver. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery.
KUNTZ - Miriam Hope (GochnaurStiles), 81, Oakmont Boulevard, died
April 19,1996, at Laurel Crest Manor.
Born Feb. 15, 1915, in Wehrum,
daughter of Robert Wilson and Clara
Beatrice (Gochnaur) Stiles. Preceded
in death by parents; brother, Robert
Gochnaur, sister, Beatrice Blunt; and
half brothers and sister. Survived by
husband of 58 years, Andrew Kuntz,
and these children: Beverly, at home;
Edward, married to former Joyce
Grasser, Aspers, Pa.; Terrence, mar
ried to former Beverly Galloway,
Shallotte, N.C.; and Sherry, wife of
Alan Kreamer, Hershey, Pa. Also
grandchildren: Debra Moore, Cindy
Shrader, Kenneth Kuntz, Kimberly
Dillman, Donna Bottoms, Janet
Kuntz and Kelly Gilbert; and 10
great-grandchildren. Also survived
by half sister, Mary Shirley; and half
brother, Elwood "Bud" Stiles. Mem
ber of Garfield Street United Method
ist Church, where body will lie in
state from 9 a.m. Monday until 10
a.m., time of service. Entombment,
Grandview Mausoleum. Friends re
ceived from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Fran
cis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
Street. Family requests donations be
made to Garfield Street United Meth
odist Church Building Fund, in mem
ory of Mrs. Kuntz.
PRICE - Jeffrey L. "J.P.," 37, East
Taylor Township, died April 18,1996,
at home. Born Sept. 15,1958, in Johns
town, son of Clair J. Price and Zeitha
(Campbell) Price-Hammer. Preceded
in death by stepfather, Robert Ham
mer, and sister, Karen L. Price. Sm>
vived by parents, both of Johnstown;
wife, former LauraJEL Gregorich; and
children: Joel Edward and Tyler Rob
ert, both at home. Brother of Done
Bucci, Nanty Glo; Sharon, wife of
Jacob Salem, Ebensburg; Sonia, wife
of Jan Patcher, Richland; Clair
"Bud," married to former Terri
Shaffer, Johnstown; and Melody
Price, Colton, Calif. A 1976 graduate
of Conemaugh Valley High School. He
was a loving and devoted husband
and father and enjoyed the outdoors,
especially Softball, landscaping and
gardening. Last employed at First
Mississippi Steel. Previously em
ployed by Yanko Brothers Trucking
Inc. Member of United Steelworkers
of America and Park View Alliance
Church at St. Michael, where funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Mon
day, the Rev. David A. Havener.
Interment, South Fork Cemetery.
Friends received irom-S to 9 p.m. Sat
urday and 2 to 4 and 7,to 9 p.m. Sun
day at The Baker-Harris Funeral
Chapel, Conemaugh, and one-hour
prior to service at church.
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STIFFLER - Sim Myers Sr., 76, Van
Buren Homes, Vanport, Pa., died Fri-
Dec: 31,
borne during World War IL Member
of Vanport Presbyterian Church; Van
Bureqi: Men's/Club; Boy Scouts'of
America, receiving several scouting
recognition awards; 50-year "member
of American Legion Post 521 of Cher-*
ry Tree, Pa. Lifetime member of. the
Johnstown;
James-Consistory^&ew Castle;=Syria'
Byers.
ANDERSON - Evelyn M., 78, New
Germany Road, Ebensbur'g, died
April 19, 1996, at Conemaugh Memo
rial Medical Center. Born Feb. 12,
1918, in Bolivar, daughter of the late
Bert
and,
Bessie.
(Wolfe)
Gindlesperger. Preceded in death by
husband oi 49 years, Francis "Red,"
and brothers, Melvin and Wilbur. Sur
vived by children, Robert, married to
former Shelba Neeley, Portage; Lois,
wife of Jarr.es Worley; and Kenneth;
both of Ebensburg; also seven grand
children, 11 great-grandchildren, and
one great-great-granddaughter. Sis^
ter of Robert and Charles, both of
Bolivar. Had attended the Ebensburg
Evangelical Bible Church. Retired,
she had been employed as an LPN foe
the Ebensburg Center (State School);
During her retirement, she enjoyed
traveling. Friends will be received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at
the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes
Inc., Ebensburg, where funeral serv
ice will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, the
Rev. Marvin E. Lowery, officiating.
Interment, Powell Cemetery, Cam
bria Township.
Mrs:. Russell
(Carol)
Hersh, Somerset RJDrSrMs. Beatrice
Zuccolotto,, Melbourne^Fla^, Mrs.
Harry (Florence) Dirienzb; Somerset;
Edward D. Zuccolotto, Johnstown;
Donald L Zuccolotto; Somerset
R.D.6- and Mrs.'. Patrick (Mamie)
Westbrook,' Melborne; FUl; stepchil
fief; and by three sisters, Eva Stifflerf
at Vanport Presbyterian Church, offi
ciated by his pastor, the Rev. David
in death by first
husband,: George
Matthews; Jr.; in
Henry L. Zuccolotto, Somerset R*D 1-
'• Shrine of Pittsburgh; and was a lead
er with canoe trails, receiving the Sil
ver Maple Leaf Award..In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in deatli
by two brothers, Aldie and Paul Stiff
service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday
brothers/ Edward. Miller and Louis
MUer^Suryived^by- thesechildren;
Mrs. Delores MI Rouser, Johnstown;
Mrsr Lawrence (Eva) Coy, Somerset
R.D. 6; Mrs. Donald (Janet) Allmon
Boswell^RJD.l; John V:. Zuccolotto'
Oswego N.Y,.Mrs; Clar Mehic, Co
lumbus, Ohio;, Albert Zuccolotto,
Disabled American Veterans; a 32nd
degree Mason, Beaver Lodge 457; St
Reese; West Brookfield, Mass.;- and
Carrie Keener, Colver, Pa. There will
be no public visitation. A memorial
zi) Miller; Preceded in death by first
husband; Vigi Lanie Zuccolottoj and
second husband, Emanuel Utterine; a
stepson;- Eugene^ Utterine;. and two
group^ leader.;^ Veteran of the:U.S.
Army;: serving with the 101st Air*
dren: Mrs. Helen Nagy, Scalp Level
and. Richard Utterine,' Johnstown'
Sister, of MnL; Anna Flaim, Johns-?
town,' and Virgil Miller, Ebensburc
also 49 grandchildren, 74 great-grand^
children, and. one great-great-grand
daughter; .Retired employee .from
Somerset State Hospital. Member' of
Grace; United Methodist Church:
Friends will be received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 pjn. Sunday at the HaugerZeigler Funeral. Home, Somereet
Services wrill be conducted at 230
p.m.. Monday at the Grace United
Methodist Church, Somerset, the Rev
Charles F. Olson, officiating. Inter
ment,* Somerset; County^ Memorial
Park. No viewing at the churclL Con
tributions may ixTmade1 to Grace
United Methodist Church, 320 Felgar
Road, Somerset, Pa. 15501.
TOTH - Patricia Ann, 47, Lorain
Borougli, died April 19,1996, at home.
Born Sept 8, 1948, in Johnstown,
daughter of Stephen and Anna M
(Witko) Toth. Preceded in death by
father. Survived by mother and
friends, Sue Woodall and Julie Pro-
ciak, all of Johnstown. Employed
as
HAMITER-MATTHEWS - Mrs
Mary, Frances (Thomas), 61; 73flW
Sherman St; died at 7:40 p.m.'April
19,1996, at Conemaugh Valley Memo
rial Hospital. Born Oct 27, 1934 in
Greensboro, Ala., daughter of Eiisha
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retired from. Westinghouse Electric;:
where he. had. been employed as a*
children; sisters, June Stephens of
Nanty Glo, Pa,- Mary Catherine Tem
ple Morris, New Brighton; Anna Mae
PA
UTTERINE,~ Louise Margaret 83
day, April 19, 1996, in The Medical
Center, Beaver. Born May 31,1919, in
Clune, Pa., son of the late Verner and
Florence (Rummell) Stiffler. He was*
Madylene Hodil and Jane MoskaL He
is survived by his wife, Lois (George)
Stifflerr three sons, Donald James
Stiffler of San Antonio, Texas; Randy
Stiffler^ of New Brighton; and Sim
Stiffler- Jn of Milford, DeL; two
daughters, June Ann Brubaker and
Lois Pickard y~of Vanport;- seven
grandchildren' and four great-grand
Johnstown,
a
physical
therapist aide at
Lee Hospital for
the last 20 years.
A member of
Turners. Friends
received from 2
to 9 p.m. Sunday
at Francis G.
rPxfcedeY
November;- 1963;
also preceded by
sister.. Lillie Bell j
Ferguson;
two
brothers,., Albert
Lee Thomas andRaymond Thorn- *jb«b—pe ,-^r
as; and stepfather, WUUara Scott Sur
vived by her husband, Moses Hamlteir and. these children: Jeffery
Matthews, married to the former Lin
da Bradley; Adrainne Matthews; all
of Harrisburg; Electa, married to Yusuf Harris; Lucy, married to George
LaRue; George- T. Matthews; all of
Johnstown; Alison, married, to Jaines
Farmer, Willingboro, NJ^: Anthony
Hamiter, Philadelphia; also 24 grand
children, three great-grandchildren.
Was sister of Johnnie Neal Myers;
Christine Thomas Bailey, Donna
Thomas King; all of Johnstown; step
mother, Louise Scott; and stepgrandmother, Janie Byrom; also stepbrothg*£ Gregory. Scott and Michael
Mitchell; a sister-in-lavrk Vivian
Thomas; all of Romulus, MidL; and
seven other sisters-in-law and two
other brothers-in-law. -Also survived
by these aunts: Alice Harper; Lila
Thomas; and Rose Evans; all of
Johnstown. Also survived by a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, other rela
tives and a host of friends. A friend of
many years, Miss Pauline H. L. Gor
don. Was a graduate of Johnstown
High School, Class of 1952. Was em
ployed as a secretary in the Practical
Nursing Department of Johnstown
Vo-Tecfa School for more than 20
years, prior; to . her
retirement.
Friends will be received on Monday
April 22, 1996, at Pilgrim Church of
God in Christ, 108 Poplar St, from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Tues
day, from 10 a.m. until noon. AT HER
REQUEST, THERE WILL NOT BE
ANY PUBLIC VIEWING; Funeral
^ervice, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Elder John
Smith, officiating. Interment, Bensh9ff Hill Cemetery. The Gordon
Mortuary, 662 Main St. in charge of
arrangements.
Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
Street, where funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial
Grandview Cemetery.
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TIMMENEY - Nancy C. (Mrs.
Franklyn L.), 85, died April 15,1996, in
Naples, Fla. Born Feb. 26, 1911, in
Greensburg, Pa. Formerly active in
the Westmont Presbyterian Church.
Graduate of Lock Haven University.
Taught in the Greater Johnstown and
Westmont public school systems. Pre
ceded in death by husband; parents,
William H. and Anna F. Galbraith;
and sister, Louise. Survivors include
daughter, Jean T. Marshall of Pleas
ant Grove, Ala.; son, William W. of
Naples, Fla.; and three grand
daughters and three great-godchil
dren. Funeral arrangements by The
Beachwood Society of Naples, Fla.,
with burial in Seminole, Fla. The
family suggests contributions to
American Parkinsons Disease Associ
ation.
KUDER; ~ C. Ronald Sr, 63, Nar-
berth, Pa., died April 9, 1996, at Unir
versity* of. Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia. Born in East Brooklyn,
ILL; A Lt CoL in U.S. Army, retired.
Survived by wife, Sally L. (Jansen);
two sons,' Ronald Kuder Jr. and Ste^
phen Kuder, one sister, one brother;
and five grandchildren.. Graveside
service, 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Art;
ington National.Cemetery, Arlington;
Va.
RYLAND — James Allan, 73, Ferndale, died April 18, 1996, at
Laurel Wood Convalescent Center.
Born Oct. 10,1922, in Johnstown, son
of late Frances McGuire. Survived by
wife, Marian Emeigh, and children,
Mary, wife of Michael Venetsky,
Johnstown; and Michael, married to
Betty Colson, Pittsburgh; sister, Drew
Stephens, Middletown, Ohio; grand
children, David, Lauren and Kristin
Venetsky; and Samantha Ryland.
Member of St. Andrew's church and
Ferndale Volunteer Fire Co. Retired
employee Bureau of Employment Se
curity, with 38 years' service. Veter-i
an, World War II. Friends received:
from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at John Hen
derson Cp. Funeral Home, 215 Central
Ave., where wake service will be held
at 8 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian
Burial, 11 a.m. Monday at St. An
drew's church, Father Barry J. Baroni. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
WlgDWALD - Elizabeth M., 92, Arbufyis .Manor, formerly of Moxham,
died April 19, 1996, at the manor.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Monday at Moskal & Kennedy
Funeral Home, Ohio Street and High
land Avenue. Complete obituary in
Sunday's paper.
Johnstown,
PA
WIEDWALD - Elizabeth M., 92,
Moxham, died April 19, 1996, at Ar
butus Manor. Born Feb. 26, 1904, in
Philadelphia, daughter of Ernest and
Anna (Hermann) Waehner. Preceded
in death by parents; sisters, Selma
Jones, Martha Smith and Emily
Campbell; and brothers, Ernest and
Herman. Survived by husband, Otto;
son, Jay, married to former Teresa
Aguilar, Oakland, Calif4 daughter,
Arline, wife of Paul Liley, Glengariff,
Ireland;
grandchildren,
Jeffrey
Keelan, Palmdale, Calif.;
Keith
Keelan, Aspen, Colo.; Kevin Keelan,
Santa Cruz, Calif.; Beth Artner, Sand
Point, Idaho.; Tracy Pritchard, WestwoocUCalif^Jennifer Wiedwald and
Doug Wiedwald, both of Oakland
Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Rob
ert and Paul Keelan. Brother of Hel
en Van Scoyoc and Irvin Waehner,
both of Johnstown. Death breaks
marriage union of 68 years. Member
of Zion Lutheran Church. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at Moskal & Kennedy Coloni
al Funeral Home, Ohio Street and
Highland Avenue, where service will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the
Rev. Warren S. Karshin, officiating.
Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
LOCHER -^ Richard F., 61, 1101
Decker Avo, died April 19; 1996, at
home. Born June. 7/1934, in Johns
town, son of the late Joseph G. and
Blanche (Irvin) Locher. Survived by
his wife, the former Nancy Michalides; and sons, Kevin Durst and Scott
Durst, both at home. Brother of Rob
ert and Herbert, both of Johnstown;
Margaret Barron, York; Mary Herdman and David, both of Johnstown;
and Samuel,' Hooyersville. Friends
will be received from 3 to 6 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday at the Williani T. Hindman Funeral Home; Chandler Ave
nue, where service will be held at 11
a.m. Monday, the Rev. John Manges.
Entombment, Richland Mausoleum,
ADAMEK — Michele, 34, Cairnbrook
R.Di, died April 19, 1996, at home.
Born July 17, 1961, the daughter of
Michael and Mary (Bartina) Adamek-
Preceded in death by mother. Sur
vived by father and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins. Friends will be
received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Mulcahy Funeral Home,
Central City, where brief service will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, fol
lowed at 11 a.m. by Mass of Christian
Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cath
olic Church, Central City, the Rev.
Msgr. I.C. Wadas. Interment, parish
cemetery. Vigil service wiU be held
at 8 p.m. Sunday at funeral home.
Friends who wish, may make memo
rial contributions to Our Lady's
Burse of Sacred Heart Church in Mi-
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chele's memory.
WARGO — James Sr.f 71, Spangler, \^p
went to De with the Lord April. 19,
1996. Born Dec 24,1924, in Spangler,
son of the late Charles and Martina
(Kostisak) Wargo. Preceded in death
by wife, Anna; Mae (Hoyan); son,
Charles; and sister, Julia. Survived by
these children: James Jr^ Spangler,
John, married to Patty (Gelarmino),
Huntingdon^ Donald,
marriedi: to
Denise-;(Bush)£ Spangler;^ Dennis,
Calif; and Gregory, married to Mi-
!chele (Mitchell)# Westoveff?1 also
'grandchildreit'' Jason, Erin* Diane,
Jeff, Danny, Michelle and Alex; and
great-granddaughter?^ Hannah
Jaymesv Wolfe, Brother of Charles Jr.,
Veronica Kutsor, M^t4°^ Cnmniiraj
•and Helen Wargo, all of Spangler;
Paul/r Barnesboro; V Francis, Pitts
burgh; Stephen, Michael and Thomas,
all of Ohio; David and Joseph, both of
Michigan; Bernard,. California;' and
Edward, Wyoming. An Army veteran
of World War II with service in Com
pany" K. 878th' Airborne Engineers
Battalion (Aviation). Member of Holy
Cross Catholic Church and UMWA
District 2, Local 1269. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and. 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Moriconi Funeral Home
Inc., Spangler. Mass of Christian Bur- ial will be celebrated at 11 ajn. Mon^
day at Holy Cross Catholic Church, n
Spangler, the Rev. Dr. David W. Cronauer, celebrant Interment, church
cemetery.
SPOSITO
Ariz.,
—
Albert
formerly
A.,
78,
of Spangler,
Mesa,
died
April 19, 1996, in Arizona. Born Feb.
18, 1918, in Boyers, Pa., son of Carlo
and Marthlane (Vish) Sposito. Preced
ed in death by parents; wife, former
Betty E. Rhiner, who died in 1991;
brothers,-Louis, Joseph and Eugene;
sisters, Anna Dabella, Mary Kelly
and Stella Smith; and son-in-law,
John Fagan. Survived by daughters,
Yvonne, married to Gary KnoxT
Phoenix, Ariz.; and Carol Fagan, Ho
mer City, also survived by two grand
children. Brother of Angeline Alessi,
Michigan; Richard, Flint, Mich.;
Thomas, Harrisburg; and Evelyn
Compton, Florida. Formerly em
ployed as a coal miner and by Wolfs
jFurniture Co., Barnesboro. Member
Df Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catho
lic Church, Sons of Italy and Barnes
boro V.F.W. Friends received from 10
a.m. until noon Tuesday at Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Barnesboro,
followed by Mass of Christian Burial
at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Franciscan Fathers, T.O.R. Interment, church cem
etery, where graveside rite will be
held by local veteran's organizations.
In lieu of flowers, family requests
memorial contributions be made to
the Alzheimer's Association, 1011 Old
Salem Road, Greensburg, Pa., 15601.
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GRANDAS - Susie J, 76, of Pretoria,
Hoilsopple, died April 20,1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Born May 25,
1919, at Belton, Pa., daughter of Mi
chael and Mary (Korniow) Honkus.
Preceded in death by parents; hus
band, Andrew Grandas Sr., who died
Aug. 14, 1989; sisters, Helen Imborne
and Frances Fedorovich; brother,
George; and grandson, Thomas. Sur
vived by children: Andrew Jr., mar
ried to Joan Wolfhope, Johnstown;
Gerald, married to Elizabeth Benson,
of Seanor; Frank, married to Eileen
Leone, Hooversville; John, married to
Sharon Lebda, Pretoria; Stanley,
married to Cheryl Matthews, Easton,
Pa.; Larry, Pittsburgh; Daniel, and
friend, yirginia Shaulis, Johnstown;
and David, at home; 13 grandchildren:
Sharon, Andrew Michael III, Ronald,
Douglas, Steven, Randy, Karrina,
Frank Eric, Mark, Jeffrey, Brian,
Angela and Jaime; and 16 great
grandchildren. Also'. survived by
brothers and sisters: Frank, Pretoria;
Mary Green, Johnstown; Anna Berish
and Pauline Patsy, both of Windber.
A former Democratic Committeewoman. Secretary of Polish National
Alliance.. Insurance Co.,. Lodge 2606,
for 30 years. Member of St Anne's
Catholic Church, Davidsville, where
funeral service will be held 10 a.m.
Tuesday, the Rev. Conrad Salach,
O.F.M., Conv. Interment, St Anne's
Cemetery. Friends will be received 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at George
E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davids
ville. Wake service. 3 D.nvMondav
BRADLEY — Rose (Straub), 94, Moxham, died April 20, 1996, at Good Sa
maritan Nursing Care Center. Born
Aug. 22, 1901, in New Baltimore,
daughter of George and Elizabeth
(Lohman) Straub. Preceded in death
by parents, four brothers and three
sisters. Last surviving member of her
immediate family. Survived by neph
Johnstown,
PA
HITE - William E., 78, of Dutch
Road, Loretto XR.D., died April 21,
1996, at home. Born Oct. 15, 1917, in
Loretto R.D., son of the late William
F. and Rose (Sherry) Hite. Preceded
in death by son, Richard Allen, and
daughter, Mary Margaret; a sister,
Grace Krug. Survived by wife, the
former Margaret Stephens, to whom
he was married Nov. 29, 1945, in St
Bridget's Catholic Church, Lilly, by
the Rev. Msgr. Philip,Curren. Death
ends marriage union of 50 years. Also
survived by these children: Ruth Ann
Rindfleisch, Fairfax, Md.; Carol Mar
ie Tucker and Karen Kosicki, both of
Annapolis, Md.; Connie Jean Schenk,
Mechanicsburg; Patty Kline, of Ker
sey, Maurita Jane Chverchko, Car
lisle; Leonard, Maurus and Glenn, all
of Loretto R.D.; James, Ebensburg
R.D.; Kevin, Patton R.D.; Barbara
McNulty, Duncansville; Donald, Carrolltown R.D.; 35 grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren. Brother of
Eleanor Krug, Munster, Irvin, Carrolltown; Gerald, Patton R.D.; Louise
Wyland, Cresson; Martha Dillon,
Hastings; and Rita Farabaugh and
Jean Driskel, both of Loretto R.D.
Owned and operated Hite Trucking
for 20 years. Retired in 1984. Enjoyed
flying. Member of St. Benedict
Church, Carrolltown, where Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Blane
Resko, celebrant Interment, church
cemetery. Friends will be received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Gib
bons Funeral Home, Ashville, where
Scriptural Wake Service will be held
at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
BUIGE - Edward R. Sr., 84, Park
Street, Ebensburg, died April 21,1996,
at Good Samaritan Medical Center'
Born March 1, 1912, in Rexis, son of
the late Anthony and Elizabeth
(Lezzer) Buige. Preceded in death by
first wife, the former Gesevieve Calhoun; second wife of 56 years, the for
mer Alice Benton; infant sister, Gus-
sie;
and 'brothers:
Louis, Elmer,
Francis "Hank" and Joseph "Niner."
Survived by stepmother, Mrs. Concetta (Ciotti) Buige of Nanty Glo; and
these children: Anthony, married to
the former Marine Chapman, Ever
ett; Edward R Jr., married to the for
mer Barbara Strenko, Nicktown;
Frances Benton, married to the for
mer Annette Dudek,
and
udek, Rmlpriton;
riton; an
J
James Calhoun, married to the for
mer Christine Juenger, Pittsburgh;
also 10 grandchildren and 15 great
grandchildren. Brother of Ida Restauri and Mrs. Harold (Betty) Fuller,
both of Nanty Glo; also stepbrothers
and sisters: Nora Ciotti, Martha
Brown, Donald and John Ciotti. Mem
ber of Holy Name Roman Catholic
Church. Life member of Dauntless
Fire Company, Council 522, Knights
of Columbus. Member of Post 4963
VFW; Lodge 631, L.O.O.M., all of Eb
ensburg; Lodge 969, Sons of Italy,
Nanty Glo; Cambria County Fire
men's Association; and had been ac
tive as a Democratic committeeman.
Retired in 1961 with 30 years' service
as
a
miner -at
Bethlehem
Mines.
Member of U.M.W.A. Friends will be
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pjn.
Monday at the Askew-Houser Funer
al Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where a
funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, the Rev. Msgr. Arnold L
Gaus, officiating. Entombment, Cal
vary Mausoleum. Altoona.
ew" Edwin Gaffney, and wife, Jeanne,
of 'Billings, Mont; cousin, Julia (wife
of Robert) Horowitz, Thomas Mills;
and several nieces and nephews. Re
tired from the accounting depart
ment of U.S. Steel Corp. with 46
years' service. An accomplished ten
nis player, she played professionally
from 1922-1938. Member of St Pat
rick Catholic Church. Friends re
ceived from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at
Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral
Home, Ohio Street and Highland Ave
nue, where wake service will be held
Monday evening. Mass of Christian
Burial, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from St
Patrick Church, Father Harold N
Biller, celebrant Interment Grand
view Cemetery.
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FORTIN — Dorothy, 78, formerly of
293 Thompson . Blvd., Watertown,
N.Y., retired teacher, died at the
home of her daughter, Ronalee Cook,
Marcellus, N.Y., where she had lived
for the past year. Surviving besides
her daughter are a granddaughter
and several nieces and nephews. Born
June 14,1917, in Johnstown, daughter
of Charles and Anna (Hersche) Rog
ers.- Attended Johnstown schools.
Graduated from University of Pitts
burgh in 1938 and did graduate stud
ies at University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia; Case Western Reserve
University, Cleveland,- Ohio;
and
Syracuse University. Mrs. Fortin
taught in several. Pennsylvania
schools and retired in 1985 after 24
years as an English^ teacher at Case
Junior High School Married Ronald
J. Fortin on May 2, 1942. He died in
1979. Mrs. Fortin was member and
past president of University of Pitts:
burgh Faculty Club. Member of Zeta
Tau Alpha Social Sorority, State Re
tired Teachers Association, American
Association of Retired Persons and
faculty club at Case Junior High
School. Graveside service will be held
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview
Cemetery, the Rev. Dr. Robert G.
Swanson. Arrangements by The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc.
ITELL -*• Nancy H, 51, Portage
R.D. 1,. Jamestown, died" April 22,
1996, at Altoona Hosptial. Born Oct.
Johnstown, PA
SNYDER - Robert S., 78, Rockwood
R.D. 3, died April 22, 1996, at Memo
rial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born
April 5, 1918, in Upper Turkeyfoot
Township, son of late Wilson G. and
Minnie (Schrock) Snyder. Preceded in
death by grandchild and sister, Ruth
Critchfield. Survived by wife of 50
years, former Mardelle L. Ansell;
children, Darl R. Snyder, married to
former Lucy Brown, Charlestown,
W.Va.; Mrs. Thomas (Noreeta) S.
Stern, Glenmore; Keith A. Snyder,
married to former Kimberly Pritts,
Rockwood; Mrs. Cary (Cathy) E. Phillippi, Rockwood; James E. Snyder,
married to former Barbara Fraley,
Rockwood; also 11 grandchildren and
four stepgrandchildren. Brother of
Florence May and Hazel Fike, both of
Somerset, and Eleanor Aust, Johns
town. Retired dairy farmer. Member
and treasurer of .Kingwood Church of
God, Kingswood IOOF 1010 and Penn
sylvania Farmers Association. Past
director of Somerset Rural Electric.
Friends received from 7 to 9 pjn.
Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday at Wilbur D. Miller
Funeral Home, Somerset Funeral
service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kingwood Church of God, the Rev. James
Monticue, officiating.
Interment,
Kingwood IOOF Cemetery. Family
will also receive friends at the church
one hour prior to funeral service. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contribu
tions may be sent to Kingwood
Church of God, R.D. 1, Markleton, Pa.
21, 1944, in Dutchtown; daughter of
Sam and Mary; (Shimko).... Walters.
Preceded in death by parents. Sur
vived by husband, Robert Itell; and
stepchildren, Ron and wife, Eileen,
Ebensburg; Nancy Pacsai, Brookville;
Dan, at home; Robert and wife, Deb
bie, Hebron, Ind^ and Kim, wife of
James Batdorf, Blue Knob; also seven
grandchildren. Sister of Dorothy Mae,
wife* of Francis Conrad, Dutchtown;
Joseph '"Sonny?'. Waltersi and wife,
Theresa^ Jamestown;' Jim Walters,
and Rege Walters and *vife, Polly
Ann, both of Dutchtown; and several
nieces and nephews. Also survived by
aunts, Elda Aiken, Portage, and Hel
en Jacobs,. Ebensburg. Member of
Benscreek Club Ladies Auxiliary,
Benscreek Ladies Bowling League
and Ladies Auxiliary Kitchen Crew.
Friends receive^ from ^ to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday* at Mark AJ Serenko Fu-
'neral Home, Portage. Mass of Chris
tian Burial will be celebrated at 10
a.nx Thursday at SL Agnes Catholic
Church, Cassandra, Father Robert L..
jRuston, celebrant Interment, St Bar
tholomew Cemetery. Wake service at
8 p.m. Wednesday.
SEESE - The Rev. Herald V., 93,
Windber, died April 22, 1996, at the
Church of the Brethren Home, Scalp
Level. Born Feb. 3, 1903, in Paint
Township, son of Henry and Susan
(Berkebile) Seese. Preceded in death
by parents; wife, former Averil Walk
er, who died Aug. 20, 1988; son, the
Rev. Fred Seese; and 11 brothers and
sisters. Survived by daughter, Marjorie, wife of Theodore O'Dell, Colo
rado Springs, Colo.; Barbara, wife of
Dean Shetler, Sacramento, Calif.; and
daughter-in-law, Jerry, widow of
Fred Seese, Somerset; also 10 grand
children, 20 great-grandchildren and
five great-great-grandchildren. Mem
ber of Windber Church of the Breth
ren. Brethren minister for Brotherton
and Shade Creek-Ridge Church of the
Brethren, where he served as elder
and deacon for many years. Also
served as pastor for Roxbury Church
of Christ, Somerset County. Former
owner and operator of Berkey-Seese
Grocery Store, Jerome. Family re
ceiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Friday at George E. Mason Fu
neral Home Inc., Davidsville. Service
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at
Windber Church of the Brethren, the
Revs. Royden Airesman, Brian Sim
mons and David Shetler. Interment,
Maple Soring Cemetery.
HARDRICK — Mrs. Ida Mae (Walk
er), 80, of 366 Hunsen Ave., died April
18, 1996, at home! Born July 19, 1915,
in Meigs, Thomas County, feu, daugh
ter of Andrew Jackson and Lydia E.
Walker. Preceded in death by her
husband, Deacon Fred Hardrick; five
sisters;' and fivjyf
brothers.
vived- by
Sur.
these
sisters: Mrs. Corir'
stance
Worthy-
and Mrs. Gloria"!?
Hubbard; and a?
host of nieces,
nephews; a spe^/
cial nephew, Pat
rick D.. Walker,
other relatives and.a host of friends.
Also survived by thesesisteFS-ia-law:
Mrs. Lillie Hardrick and Mrs. Candice Hardrick; and a number of other
sisters-in-law, also a. very, special
nephew, Lee Hardrick; and a very
special niece, Mary Hardrick;-a god
son,- Devon . Haselrig*^, and god
daughter, Marine Andrews... Was a
faithful member of Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church, and the Senior Choir
of the church, for 47 years. Was a
member of the Deaconess Board. A
volunteer worker for American Red
Cross for several years. Was a past
worthy matron of Conemaugh Chap
ter 55, Order of Eastern Star, Prince
Hall Affiliation. Remains will lie in
state at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,
205 New St., on Tuesday from 4 pjn.
until 9 p.m., and again on Wednesday
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the time of
funeral service, the Rev. Andrew W.
Tilly, officiating. Interment, on fami
ly plot, Benshoff Hill Cemetery. The
Gordon Mortuary in charge of ar
rangements. Eastern Star Memorial
Service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church.
NOTICH - Mrs. Agnes M., 87,
Beaverdale, died April 22, 1996, at
Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan.
21, 1909, in Lloydell, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. 'Jacob Babyak. Preceded in
death by parents; husband, Anton;
daughter, Mildred Stachowicz; and
son, Anthony. Survived by daughter,
Marie, wife of Raymond Beruck, Englishtown, N.J.; and son-in-law, Henry
Stachowicz, Union Beach, KJ^ also
four grandchildren. Member of PNA
and Holy Spirit Parish, Beaverdale.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at Jean H. Kinley
Funeral Home, Beaverdale, where
wake service will be held at 2 p.nx
Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.
Thursday at Holy Spirit Parish, the
Rev. Nicholas Mancini, celebrant.
Interment,
Beaverdale.
St. 'Joseph
10G
Cemetery,
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McCABE — Irene R, 20 Ringneck
Drive, Harrisburg, formerly of Johns-
town. Born in Euclid, Ohio, daughter
of late Stephen and Mary (Hornyak)
Lucas. Preceded in death by parents;
husband, Robert E^ and sister, Ann
Hudy. Survived by these daughters,
Clara Jane Roth,
Harrisburg; Re
becca, wife of
Stephen
Shesko,
Johnstown;- and
Margaret, wife of
Philip Clark, Har
risburg; "also six
grandchildren,^ ■».
Robin,'
Sherri,
Stephanie,,
Kimberly, Ashlee and Brandy, and
three great-grandchildren. Sister of
Betty, wife of Harry Mowery, Johns
town. Army Air Corps veteran of
World War IL With her husband, she
was former owner and operator of
Red Ball Moving and Red Ball Tav-,
era, both of Johnstown. Private serv.-1
ice at family's convenience, the Rev.
Harold N. Biller. Interment, St John
Gualbert Cemetery. Graveside mili
tary rite by Menoher Post 155.' A£
rangements by Meek Funeral Home
Ino, Windber.
>
\my
Johnstown,
PA
BARBER -i Kathryri, 94, Forest Hills
Drive, Sidman, died April 21, 1996, at
Windber Hospice. Born Oct 20, 1901;
in Clarion, daughter of Dr. John and
Sara (Hoekensworth) Valentine. Pre
ceded in death by parents, two broth
ers and three sisters. Survived by
husband, Thomas R. Barber, Sidman.
Member of Pennsylvania State
Teachers Association, Delta Kappa
Gamma Teaching Fraternity, Memo
rial Baptist Church, Johnstown, and
Mary and Martha Bible Class. No vis
itation or viewing. Memorial service
will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May
2, at Memorial Baptist Church, 210
Vine St, Johnstown, the Rev. Alan
Berg. Family requests donations be
made to Windber Hospice. Arrange
ments by Homer J. George Funeral
Home. Salix
PATARINI - Helen R. (Soler), 80,
Pittsburgh, formerly of Nanty Glo,
died April 21, 1996, at the Vincentian
Nursing Home. Born June 10,1915, in
Nanty Glo, daughter of Christopher
and Lucy Soler. Preceded in death by
parents and husband, Peter. Survived
by children, Joanne, wife of Carmine
Sidone; Lucille, wife of Richard Butala; John, married to Carla; Christo
pher, married to Lisa; and David,
married to Betty; also seven grand
children and one great-grandchild.
Also survived by sisters, Ann Parison,
Lena Kuzmick, Lillian Madoni and
Levia Kuhar. Member of St Mary's!
Church, Nanty Glo. Friends received!
from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2i
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at:
Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home,
Nanty Glo, where a liturgical wake
will be held Wednesday evening. Fu-j
neral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday at St.'
Mary's Church, Msgr. John Little, cel
ebrant Interment, St Mary's Ceme
tery.
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SANK — Mary Agnes, 84, R.D. 1
Seward (Charles), died April 23,1996,
at home. Born Jan. 22,1912, in Osceola Mills, Pa., daughter of Emery and
Kathryn (Ferenchak) Matia. Preced
ed in death by parents; husband, Jo
seph (deceased Oct. 1962); son, An
drew; brothers, Emery, George and
John. Survived by these children: Jo
seph, married to former Magdalene
Singel, Ellerslie, Md.; John, married
to former Rebecca Cady, North East,
Pa.; Mary Cathryn, married to Dr.
Fred Legaspi, Clifton, Va.; Michael,
of Charles, with whom she resided;
grandchildren: Emily, Frederick and
Eric Legaspi; Paul, Joseph, and
Christy Sank; brother, Adam Matia,
and wife, Florence, Osceola Mills,
Pa.; sisters, Pauline Toth, Indiana; So
fie, married to John Bohachick,
Johnstown; and Anne, married to
Rocco Laraia, Portland, Ore.; sistersin-law, Nellie Sank, Hooversville; and
Helen Matia, Philipsburg; also, nu
merous nieces and nephews. Member
of Holy Family Catholic Church/Fif
ty-year resident of Charles: Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at Jon A. Meese Funeral
Home, VanHorn and Fifth Street,
Seward. Mass of Christian Burial, 10
a.m. Friday at Holy Family Cactholic
Church, Seward, the Rev. John Wilt.
Interment, Grandyiew Cemetery. Ro
sary will be recited Thursday evening
at tie funeral home. ,
KOWALCZYK — Donald A., 46,
Coatesville, died April 22, 1996. Born
an. Johnstown,.son .of-rRose-JDeEetxo
Kowalczyk of Boswell, and late Ches
ter A. Kowalczyk. In .addition to
mother, also survived by wife, Cath
erine
E.
(Jackson)
Kowalczyk,
Coatesville; sons, Douglas D. and Bri
an A., both at home; sister, Mary Kay
Johnson, Boswell; and brother, Ches
ter Kowalczyk, Boswell. Member of
St Stanislaus Kostka RC Church. A
1968 graduate of Boswell High School.
A 1971 graduate of California State
University of Pa: Received a gradu
ate degree in communication from
University of Maryland. Friends re
ceived from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
April 25, at The Harris Funeral
Home, Coatesville, and from 8:30 to
9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home,
where prayer service will be held at 6
p.m. April 25. Funeral service, 10 a.m.
Friday, April 26, at St. Stanislaus
Kostka church. Interment, Fairview
Cemetery, Coatesville. Memorial
contributions may be made to St.
Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church,
209 W. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville,
Pa. 19320.
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STEVANUS - Ray A. "J.R.," 17, St.
Benedict, formerly of Johnstown,
died Monday, April 22, 1996, at Conemaugh medical center, Johnstown.
Born June 23,1978, in Johnstown, son
of Ray and Kimberly (Brydon)
Stevanus. Preceded in death by pater
nal
grandfather,
Glenn
Stevanus;
maternal grand
father, Richard
Brydon; and step
father-,- Wilbert
Cooper. Survived
by mother, Johns
town; father, New
Jersey;
sisters,
Wendy Stevanus,
Johnstown; Willette Cooper. Johns
town; Jennifer Cooper, Gallitzin;
grandmothers, Elizabeth Stevanus,
Lancaster, and Sandra Brydon, Salix;
great-grandmothers, Marion Brydon,
Johnstown; and Ethel Riblett, Johns
town; foster parents, Rick and Lisa
Bender, Carrolltown; and John and
Jayne Mertens, St. Benedict Was an
llth-grade student at Cambria
Heights High School, Patton, where
he was a member of the ski club.
Member of Hastings Hockey League.
Ray enjoyed all sports. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 9 pjn. Wednesday at
Stevens Funeral Home Inc., Carrolltown. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday at St. Benedict Presbyteri
an Church, the Rev. Marty Cartmellofficiating. Interment, Richland Cem
etery, Johnstown. It is requested to
please, omit flowers. Memorials may
be made to Citizens Advisory Board
Childrens Fund, payable to Cambria
County Children & Youth Services,
mail to Route 22, P.O. Box 686, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931 in memory of Ray
"J.R." Stevanus.
HOFFMAN — Chalmer J., 92, of St.
Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of
Johnstown, died April 22, 1996. Born
in Windber, Pa., he moved to St. Pet
ersburg, Fla., in 1946, where he re
tired as a self-employed general con
tractor in the construction of homes.
He was a member of First Church of
the Brethren, where he served on the
Board of Trustees; chairman of the
Building Committee during three
phases; and was head usher for many
years. Owner of Hoffman Hotel, St.
Petersburg, from 1946 to 1952. Survi
vors include his wife of 68 years, Vera
E.; and sister, Viola Moody, both of St.
Petersburg, Fla.; brothers, Luther,
Bath, N.Y.; Foster, Little River, S.C.;
Graham, Johnstown; and Dr. Martin,
York. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, at Anderson-McQueen
Funeral Homes, Bobbitt Chapel, 782038th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, Fla.
A funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. Thursday at First Church of the
Brethren, 3651-71st St North. En
tombment will follow in Memorial
Park Mausoleum.
ENGBERT — Sister M. Joachim (Jo
sephine), Visitation B.V.M., 9B, New
Baltimore, Pa., died April 18,1996, at
Garvey Manor, Altoona. Born Sept.
10, 1897, in New Baltimore. Retired
postmaster of New Baltimore, Pa.
Joined the Visitation Order, Balti
more, Md., in 1946; she taught, and
later worked in the infirmary, until
her retirement as a nun. She resided
for some time with the Sisters of
Mercy at- Mount Aloysius College,
C
s
E ja^djdtiby
parents, Henry Joseph Engbert and
Mary Ella (Borgman) Engbert, and
these brothers, Fted, Paul, Cyril and
Frank; and these sisters, Mary, Ella
and Bertha. Survived . by several
nieces and nephews and-iheir fami
lies. Funeral Mass was held Monday
at the Cardinal Sheehan Center, Towson, Md. Interment, Catholic Ceme
tery at Catonsville, Md.
FADEN — Dr. Gerson, 86, Boca Ra
ton, Fla., formerly of Ebensburg, died
April 22, 1996, in Boca Raton. Born
Dec. 3, 1909, in Chicago, 111., son of
Alex and Esther (Saltzman) Faden.
Preceded in death by parents; and
wife, former Helen Alexander. Sur
vived by children: Michael E., mar
ried to former Janice Nakano,
Bethesda, Md.; and Susan, married to
Hal Pearlman, Carbondale, 111.;
grandchildren: Lisa and Julie Faden;
Lora, Mark, and Alex Pearlman.
Also, half brother and sister, Marvin
Faden, New York, N.Y.; and Elaine
Prince, Santa Fe, N.M. Former mem
ber of Rodef Sholom Synagogue.
Member of B'nai B'rith, Temple
Beth-El and Kiwanis. Retired physi
cian, Ebensburg State School. Veter
an of World War n, serving in the Pa
cific. Graveside service, Friday, 11
a.m. at Rodef 5holam Cemetery, Rab
bi Ronald Bluming. Arrangements by
John Henderson Co. Funeral Home.
NAHORNIAK - Michael, 74, Fairport Harbor, Ohio, died April 14,1996,
at Lake East Hospital, Painesville,
Ohio. Born Sept 15,1921, in Windber,
son of Nicholas and Katherine (Buchosky) Nahorniak. Preceded in death
by parents; and sister, Susan MendelL
Survived by wife, former Anna
Balogh; son, Michael, and wife, Mary;
grandson, Michael, and wife, Jen
nifer, granddaughters, Jennifer and
Amanda; brother, John, Johnstown;
sisters, Ann Catusco, New York;
Mary Petro, Windber, Katherine Haskins, Virginia; and Elizabeth Vespa,
and Sophie Nahorniak, both of Wind
ber. A Navy veteran of World War IL
Member of Fairport Harbor Volun
teer Fire Dept. for 21 years. Em
ployed at Uniroyal Corp. for 30 years.
Burial was held April 17 at St Antho
ny of Padua church, Fairport Harbor,
Ohio. Interment, Riverside Cemetery.
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PLOWMAN — Mary Agnes, 70, Armagh, died April 23, 1996, at home.
Born Oct. 31,1925, in Friedens, daugh
ter of Rudolph and Agnes (Mitchell)
Young. Preceded in death by father.
Survived by mother, Agnes Young
Jamison, Somerset; and these chil
dren: Larry C, married to Connie
Murdick, Butler, Rodney J., Sarasota,
Fla.; and Cecil V., Shreveport, La.;
grandchildren: Bradley, Eric, Barry
and Beverly Plowman; sister, Dolores
Kepftart, Somerset .Member^of^Ar
magh United Methodist Church and
Armagh Borough Council. Former
employee of Bergman's Hardware,
Blairsville, with 35 years' service.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at Kenneth A. Stuart
Funeral Home, New Florence, vrti&re
service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
the Rev. John E. Flowers Jr. Entomb
ment, Oakland Mausoleum, Oakland
Cemetery, Indiana. In lieu of flowers,
family requests donations be made in
her name to Community Nursing
Hospice, 119 Walnut St., Johnstown,
Pa. 15901 or to Armagh United Meth
odist Church, Armagh, Pa. 15920.
STOCK — Mary M., 77, San Diego,
Calif., formerly of Ebensburg R.D. 1,
di$d April. 16, 1996, at home. Born
June 21, 1919, at Ebensburg R.D. 1.
Preceded in death by parents, Mi
chael and Anna Stock; k brothers:
Leroy, Ferdinand, MarceUus, James;
and sister, Suzanne. Survived by sis-,
ters: Elsie Kibler and Georgia Rose
Vochek; and brothers, John and Pat
rick Stock. Also survived by numer
ous nieces and nephews. Former
member of St Michael's Parish of-Loretto. A memorial Mass will be held
Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Mi
chael's Catholic Church, Loretto,
Msgr. Thomas Maher, presiding.
FLEMING — Thomas H., 40, Johns
town, died April 23,1996, at The Heri
tage Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Complete
obituary in Thursday's paper.
Johnstown, PA
JS^." Joseph S-' 89' foi™erly of
307 Sixth St., Windber, died April 22,
1996, at United Christian Church
Home, Annville, Pa. Born March 25,
1907, in Tatabanya, Austria-Hungary
son of Joseph and Mary (Magorosi)
Tobias. Preceded in death by parentswife, Carolyn E. (Makariewicz); son'
Robert; sister, Mary Bandjak; broth
ers, John and Andrew Tobias. Sur
vived by son, Joseph J., married to
former Dolores Stmkamp, Char-
lottesville, Va.; and niece and foster
daughter, Mary Lou Bandjak, Ann
ville, Pa.; grandchildren: Theresa
wife of Robert Jenkins, Midlothian
Va.; Robert J. Tobias, married to for
mer Alison Klim, Annville, Pa.; Lor
raine Rose Tobias, New York City
great-grandchildren, Sunny, Dylan
Casey and Brionna Tobias; Andrea'
Jessica, and Christopher Jenkins
Brother of Irene Rosage, Dewittville,
N.Y.; and Stephen Tobias, Westfield,
N.Y. Lifelong resident of Windber
where he was a retired employee of
Berwind-White Coal Co., except for
four years, when he was employed by
International Harvester Co., Rich
mond, Ind. Also, former employee of
United Metals, Johnstown. Member
of UMWA and William Penn Associa
tion. Former member, L.O.O.M.,
Windber. Member of Holy Child Cath
olic Church, Windber, where funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m
Thursday, the Rev. Charles Leon-
ardis. Interment, St John Cantius
Cemetery. Friends received from 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at William Kisiel
Funeral Home, Windber
JONES - William Ray, 50, Whippany, N.J., died Dec. 14, 1995, at home.
Memorial service will be held at 11
TOMPKINS - Zane C, 45, Ligonier
Lane, New Kensington, Plum
Borough, died April 23, 1996, at Citi
zens General Hospital, New Kensing
ton. Born Jan. 24,1951, in Johnstown,
son of late Albert and Ethel (Geisel)
Tompkins. He worked for Giant Ea
gle as information coordinator. Mem
ber of St Irenaeus Catholic Church,
Oakmont Survived by wife,. Jackie
(Kimmel) Tompkins; son, Nathan C,
at home; brother, Barry J. Tompkins,
Johnstown; sisters*-Patricia-Ai-Bu-
chovecky, Philadelphia; and Linda
Swanhart, Florida; and nine nieces
and nephews. Friends and relatives
may call Burket-Truby Funeral
Home Inc., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oak
mont, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.ns. ssd
Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Chris
tian funeral Mass on Friday, April 26,
at 10 a.m. at St Irenaeus church, Oak
mont, Rev. William Blough officiat
ing. Private interment will follow in
Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum. Family
suggests memorials to St Irenaeus
Catholic School.
VUDRAGOVICH — John "Deuse," 81,
formerly of Franklin Borough, a re
tired attorney, was injured in an au
tomobile accident following a heart
attack in Fort Lauderdale, Tla. He
died at Broward General Hospital,
Fort Lauderdale. John was preceded
in death by his parents, Milan and
Milka (Evosevich) Vudragovich, and
sisters, Rose, Daisy, Alice and Sophie.
He is survived by his wife, former
Helen Berding; sisters, Jessica Link,
Ebensburg and Lillian Dulak, Frank
lin Borough; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Funeral service and inter
ment will be in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
a.m. Thursday, April 25, 1996, at
graveside at Berkey Church Ceme
tery, the Rev. William Hoffman. Ar
rangements in charge of The PickingTreece-Bennett Mortuary Inc.
.
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CHISLOW - Anna Marie, 72, of 625
Forest St,. Gallitzin, died April 23
1996, at Mercy Regional Health Sys
tem, Altoona. Born Jan. 31, 1924, in
Ldlly, daughter of late Ollie and Eliz
abeth (Leahey) Leap. Preceded in
death by. brothers, Edgar-.. "Bud,"
Francis, Ray, Jerome and Kenneth;
sisters, Eileen Gipprich, Martha Hildebrandt, Ida Mae Wilk and Agnes
Cecelia. Survived by husband, Franks
whom she married Aug. 3,1961, in Al
toona; and these children: Cecelia
married to Dan Myers; Francis, marr
ried^to former Debbie Lee Cox; and
Allen," all of Gallitzin; Janice, mar
ried to Dick Pugh, Gallitzin RJX; and
Ronald, Portage; nine grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren. Sister
of Geprge^Johnstown. Seamstress for
Jay-Lynn and Eagle Ware shirt facto-'
ries, Gallitzin; retired in 1984. Mem
ber of; Amalgamated Clothing and
Textile Workers union and St Patrick
Catholic Church, Gallitzin,,.where
Mass of Christian Burial will be cele
brated at 10 ajn. Saturday, the Rev.
Monsignor Bernard Przybockicele;
brant* Interment, church cenietery
Friends received from"T2 to 4 and 7 to
S pjn. Thursday and Friday at Lenzr
Gibbons^ Funeral. Home,. Gallitzin,
where scriptural wake service will be
held at 3 djil Friday
MIKOLIC - Rudolph S. Sr. "Rudy,"
72, Homer City R.D. 1, died April 23,
1996, at home. Born May 21, 1923, in
Johnstown, son of Frank and Jennie
(Mele) Mikolic. Preceded in death by
parents; grandson, Wade; brothers,
Edward, Joseph and Frank; and sis
ter, Julia Brehm. Survived by wife of
50 years, former Fern Rager; and
these children: Donna, wife of Paul
Foust; Diane, wife of Terry Stiles;
Robert, married to former Deborah
Martinazzi, all of Homer City RD. 1;
Rudolph Jr., married to former Kathy Good, Blairsville; and Wanda,
wife of Daniel Ogden, Corpus Christi,
Texas; eight grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. Brother of
Christine Vajdich, Jennie Pejack,
William MikoLic and Raymond Mikol
ic, all of Ohio; Pauline Williams and
Elsie Single, both of Johnstown; and
Charles Mikolic, Ebensburg. Retired
boal miner from Bethlehem Mine 77,
Bethlehem Mines Corp. Army veter
an, World War II. Member of Seward
VFW and Memorial Baptist Church.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Fu
neral Home Inc., Broad Street, where
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, the Rev. Jack Long. Inter
ment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery.
Johnstown,
PA
FREEBURN - M. Jean (Gerber), 64,
Punta Gorda Isles, Fla., died April 23,
1996. Bprn Sept. 21, 1931, in Johns
town, and moved to Punta Gorda
Isles in 1986. She graduated from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, in
1953. Member of First Presbyterian
Church of Punta Gorda, where she
was a choir member and a deacon.
Survivors include her mother, Han
nah Gerber Geiser, a resident of
South Port Square, Fla.; her husband
of 42 years, Dr. Harold E. Freeburn; a
daughter, Nancy Chard Einstein, wife
of Mark Einstein; three sons, Comma
dore Steven G. Freeburn, USNR; and
his wife, Teresa; Commodore Grego
ry H. Freeburn USN, and his wife,
Ann;v.and G. Scott Freeburn, and his
wife,' Linda; two stepbrothers, George
T. Geiser and James W. Geiser, and
nine grandchildren. Memorial service
will be held Saturday, May 4, at 4
p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church
of Punta Gorda, 115 Harvey St, Pun
ta Gorda. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, at a later
date. Arrangements are being made
through the National Cremation Soci
ety of Port Charlotte. Memorial
donations may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd..
Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or First Presby
terian Church of Punta Gorda, 115
Harvey Street, Punta Gorda, Fla
33950.
ANDERSON -Edna L. (Chapman),
97,: Johnstown, formerly", of Patton
and Hastings, died April 24, 1996, at
tSiirel Wood Convalescent Center,
Johnstown; Born March 14^ 1899, in
Patton, daughter of Henry S. and Sar
ah E? (Jodon) Chapman. Preceded in.
death by parents; husband, Gustave
Dewey Anderson," who died in 1957;
sen; Lt Richard F. Anderson?' who
died in World War H daughter, Or|pha Boyles; and 12 brothers and sis
ters.. Last surviving member of im
mediate :• family. Survived by three
daughters^ Dorothy. Colbert, Johns
town; Florence Owens, Shingletown,
Calif^; and Nancy Griffin, Wickliffe,
Ohio; Jtwc? sons, Charles Anderson,
Berea, Ohio;' and Gustaf Dewey Anr
derson, Sacramento, Calif.; 14 grand
children; 11 great-grandchildren; and
11 great-great-grandchildren. For
mer; member of Hastings United
Methodist Church. Worthy matron of
Eastern Star, Hollidaysburg Chapter
4711 Friends received from 7 to 9 p.nx
Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7. to ? pjiL,
Friday at Stevens Funeral Home Ind>
Patton, where service will be held at
1:30 p.nx. Saturday,, the Hev^Roy.
Gearhart officiating. Interment Un
ion Cemetery, Hastings.
CONWAY. — Michael Francis, *i,
Long Run Inn, Bristol, Vt, died April
24,t 1996," itf; Fletrher Allen- Health,
Caret' Burlington,. Vt.,. Survived by
wife _of. over.. 21 years, Beverly A.
(Calderon). Born in Johnstown, son of
late Stephen J. Conway; who died
March 21; and late Betty (Dunn) Conway. (A graduate of Malvern Prep
School, Malvern, Pi; Attended the
University of Scranton; University of
Pittsburgh; and,was a graduate.;of
Simmons School of Mortuary Science,
in~1975r;Attended.;"Johnson &" Wales
Culinary Institute, before moving to
Bristol,- Vt While in Johnstown, he
operated,* in conjunction with his fa
ther, the Stephen J.^ Conway Funeral
Home, JohnstownJ>*Aiter .moving to
Bristol;#Vt; he was proprietor and
gourmefchef of Long Run Inn, assist
ed by his wife. Also surviving are a
sister, Mrs. Peter G' Loftus/iWaverly,
Psl; brother* Stephen J. Cpnway m,
Palo Alto, Calif.; aunts, uncles, nieces
and nephews. A memorial Mass will
be celebrated Saturday at 10 ajn..in
Our Mother, of. Sorrqws^RC Church,
Johnstown. Interment; at the conven:
ience of the family, Grandview Cem
etery! Memorial contributions may
be made to donor's favorite charity.
CONWAY - Stephen J. Jr.,. 80, New
Smyrna Beach, Fla* formerly of
Johnstown, died March 21, 1996, in
Florida. Born Feb. 15; 1916, in Johns
town, son of late Stephen J. Sr. and
Elizabeth M. (Marshall) Conway. For
mer cfwner of Stephen J. Conway Fu
neral Home* Preceded in death by
first wife, Betty Dunn Conway;* and
brother, Dr. William M. Conway. Sur
vived by wife, Dorothy Monaco, Flor:
ida; and these children: Julia C, mar
ried to Peter G. Loftus, Waverly, Pa.;
Stephen J., married to Jane Crews,
Palo Alto, Calif^ and.c Michael. F^
married to Beverly Calderon, Bristol,
Vt; four grandchildren;, and one
great-grandchild.^ Brother of Eliza
beth M., married to Richard H. Buck,
San Jose, Calif; and Eulalia M., mar
ried to William B. Ruth, Worthington,
Ohio. Army veteran, World War EL
Graduate
of
University "of
Notre
Dame and Renaurd School pf Em
balming, New York City. Was active
in many civic and community affairs,
including Community Chest, Kiwanis
and; K. of C. Life" member /of. Elks
Lodge'' 175,*' BPOE:* Served' several
terms as chairman of Mercy Hospital
of Johnstown., Memorial service, 10
a.m., April 27; at Our Mother of Sorj
rows church.. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery; at the convenience of the
family.
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KLUK - John F., 54, Blue Road,
South Fork, died April 23, 1996, at
Windber Hospital. Born July 1, 1941,
in Windber, son of John W. and Edna
(Kaminsky) Kluk. Preceded in death
by parents. Survived by wife, former
Janet A. Civic; and these children,
Renae L, and John J., both at home.
Brother of Kathleen, wife of Wayne
Dravis, South Fork. Member of St.
Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael;
United Steelworkers of America, Lo
cal 2734; and Beaverdale American
Legion, Post 460. Family will receive
friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
[Thursday at Homer J. George Funer
al Home, Salix, where wake service
will be said at 7:30 p.m. Mass of
Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Friday at
St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev.
John P. EUias. Interment, St Michael
Cemetery.
FREDERICK,— Thomas Andrew, 47,
a residen£of:Avoh Pari£ Fla4 since
1994. coming from Upper Marlboro,
Mi, died April 23; 1996,* at Florida
Hospital-South^ Orlando,^ Fla.. Born
July;.7/ 1948, to'Andrew'*and Irene
(Holton) Frederick. Survivors include
mother, Irene Corbett, Altoona; wife,
Karen,"-Avon Park, Fla.; sons, Wil
liam, Newport News, Va^ and Bryan,
Avon Park, Flai; brother, William,
Waldorf, N.O; and one grandchild
Veteran of Vietnam War, served in
US Air Force for 22 years. Member of
Florida Avenue Baptist Church, Avon
Park, xFla4 Masonic Lodge of Camp
Springs, Md Services: Saturday, April
27, at 2 p.nx at Stephenson-Nelson Fu
neral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry
Sizemore officiating. Interment, to
follow' in Lakeview Memorial Gar
dens'/Avon Park, Fla. Visitation will
be Friday; April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.
atr the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home: Memorial contributions may
be made to Florida Avenue Baptist
Johnstown, PA
ZINICH - Michael, 76, 515 Joseph
Johns Towers, Johnstown, died April
24, 1996, at Good Samaritan Medical
Center. Born Jan. 25, 1920, in Mill
Run, son of late Carleton and Mary
(Babich) Zinich. Preceded in death by
brother, John. Survived by wife, for-,
mer Helen Luptak. Brother of Joseph,
married to former Frances Muscane;
and Frank, married to former Dottie
Basala, all of Berwick; Charles, mar
ried to former Gloria Palermo,
Hazleton; Ann Babick, Colorado;
Catherine, married to Michael Franchock, New York City; Mary, married
to Jim Mancuso, Lansdale; and Eva
Genslak, Dearborn, Mich. World War
II veteran, served with Army Tank
BattalipiL Worked for Premier Weld
ing, Brooklyn, N:Y., for 35 years, be
fore retiring to Johnstown. No view
ing. Direct burial at Forest Lawn
Cemetery. Memorial Mass will be
celebrated at the family's conven
ience.
VERTMAN - Elizabeth (Schultz),
died Tuesday, April 23, 1996. Beloved
wife of late Simon Vertman. Mother
of Joan Glosser of Johnstown, Pa. Sis
ter of Dr. Edward Schultz of Tucson,
Ariz.; Irwin Schultz of Clearwater,
Fla.; and Annette Zavos of Pitts
burgh, Pa. Grandmother * of Diane
Rosenthal of Sioux City, Iowa; Mindy
Conklin of Boston, Mass.; and. Saul
Glosser of Johnstown, Pa. Also sur
vived by three great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vertman
was a lifelong resident of New Kens
ington and Squirrel Hill. Services at
Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Cen
tral Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232 on
Friday at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour
prior to service (10-11 a.m.) Inter
ment, Tree of Life Memorial^ Park.
Contributions may be made to Beth
Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana St.,
Johnstown, Pa. 15905. Please, omit
flowers.
Church Building Fund
PETALLIS - Molly, 79, Middletown,
N.Y., died April 22, 1996, in Middletown. Born Sept. 12, 1916, in Beaver'daTe7cTaughtef of Peter and'Malvrina
Petallis. Preceded in death by par
ents; sisters, Stephanie Martin, Ann
Petallis, and Vilma Mattos Petkosh;
and brothers, Peter A. Petallis and
Raymond Phillips. Survived by sister,
Blanche Leonard, Johnstown; two
nieces; one nephew, and great-nieces
and great-nephews. Friends received
from 10 a.m. until time of service at
11 a.m. Friday at John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., Fa
ther Nicholas Mancini. Interment, St.
Joseph Cemetery, Beaverdale.
FLEMING - Thomas H., 40, Johns
town, died April 23,1996, at The Heri
tage Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Born Feb
11; 1956, in Bedford,-. son of Joseph F
and Margaret (Arnold) Fleming, Bed
ford Preceded' in^.deatli' by infant
brother, Daniel^Joseph." Survived by
parents;
sister,. Deborah
Celline,
MechanicsburE-*and - nephew,* Billy!
Mr. Fleming is a graduate of Bedford
Area High School, received bachelor's
and master's degrees from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania. A retired
teacher from Westmont Hilltop High
School and former teacher at Meacfville School District. Member of
Westmont- Presbyterian • Church;
Pennsylvania State Education Assor
ciatien;American FederatiGirof Mu
sicians. Former music director and
organist'of Westmont Presbyterian
Church. Director of Johnstown Men's
Choral Ensemble, Music director of
numerous local.musical theater pro
ductions. Funeral arrangements are
being Handled privately. A memorial
service, will be held at 6 pjn. Sunday,
May 5; 19967at Westmont Presbyteri
an Church, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence R.
Chottiner;
ISAACSON - Cecelia, 92, Presbyteri
an Home, died April 24, 1996, at her
residence. Born Feb. 8,1904, in Gallitzin, daughter of late Louis and Anna
(Kaufman) Isaacson. Preceded in
death by' brothers, William and
G. Harry. Survived by sisters-uirlaw,
Ruth Isaacson, Johnstown; and Edyth
Isaacson, New Jersey; nephews, Ste
phen Isaacson, New York; and Rick
Isaacson, Pittsburgh; and niece, Lynn
Bianchi, New York. Member of Beth
Sholom Congregation, where she was
a member of the Sisterhood and Ha-
dassah. Graveside service, 24s.n1 Fri
day at Grandview Cemetery* Rabbi
Ronald Bluming. Those who wish
may make memorial contributions to
Hadassah. Arrangements by John
Henderson Co. Funeral Home, Cen
tral Avenue.
GOODERHAM — Irene Mary (Lenz).
formerly of Loretto and Ashville.
died in Mesa, Ariz., April 11, 1996!
Born in Loretto, May 23, 1910, daugh
ter of Anthony and Philomena Lenz,
Preceded in death by husbands, Pat
rick Maloney, Grant Melhorn, and
William Gooderham; parents, Antho
ny and Philomena Lenz; brothers,
Irvin, Andrew and Elmer, and sisters,
Esther and Bertha. Survived by sis
ter, Mary James, Loretto; daughter,
Marie Ferguson, Arizona; and sons,
Fred Maloney, Idaho; and Joseph
Melhorn, Arizona. Interment was in
Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz.
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MILLER — Palmer Boyd, 93, Maple
Street, South Fork, went home to be
with our Lord and Savior on April 25,
1996. Born April 20, 1903, in South
Fork, son of Jacob and Rebecca
(Watts) Miller. Preceded in death by
parents; brothers, John, Howard,
George, Elmer and Ray; sisters, Ber
tha Wighaman, Maude Stineman and
Iva Evans. Palmer is the last mem
ber of his immediate family. Beloved
husband of Verna (Rouzer) Miller, for
62 years, they were married Jan. 25,
1934, in South Fork. Father of Jack
W., married to Reta (Shaw) Miller,
Frankstown Road, South Fork; and
Stewart B., married to Joan (Wilkin
son) Miller, Mount Hope. There are
nine grandchildren; 14 great-grand
children; and one great-great-grand
child; also numerous nieces and neph
ews. Mr. Miller retired in 1968 from
Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown,
steam and combustion dept, with 27
years' service. He had worked at the
former Stineman Coal Co., with 23
years' service. Lifelong member of
South Fork First United Methodist
Church, Men's Bible Class and Elderberie Fellowship. He was the oldest
member of South Fork Volunteer
Fire Dept and was a drum major of
the former South Fork Drum & Bugle
Corps. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.nx Friday and noon until
the time of service at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Charles 0. Dimond Funeral Home
Inc., South Fork, the Rev. John H.
Weaver. Interment, South Fork Cem
etery.
VERTMAN - Elizabeth (Schultz),
died Tuesday, April 23,1996. Beloved
wife of late Simon Vertman. Mother
of Joan Glosser of Johnstown, Pa. Sis
ter of Dr. Edward Schultz of Tucson,
Ariz.; Irwin Schultz of Clearwater,
Fla^ and Annette Zavos of Pitts
burgh, Pa. Grandmother of Diane
Rosenthal of Sioux City, Iowa; Mindy
Conklin of Boston, Mass*; and Said
Glosser of Johnstown, Pa. Also sur
vived by three great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vertman
was a lifelong resident of New Kens
ington and Squirrel Hill. Services at
Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Cen
tral Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232 on
Friday at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour
prior to service-(10-11 a.m.) Inter
ment, Tree of Life Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to Beth
Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana St.,
Johnstown, Pa. 15905. Please, omit
flowers.
MIKOLIC - Rudolph S. Sr. "Rudy,"
72, Homer City R.D. 1. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral
Home Inc., Broad Street, where fu
neral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, the Rev. Jack Long. Inter
ment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery.
Johnstown,
PA
CONWAY — Stephen J. Jr., 80, New
Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of
Johnstown, died March 21, 1996, in
Florida. Born Feb. 15,1916, in Johns
town, son of late Stephen J. Sr. and
Elizabeth M. (Marshall) Conway. For
mer owner of Stephen J. Conway Fu
neral Home. Preceded in death by
first wife, Betty Dunn Conway, and
brother, Dr. William M. Conway. Sur
vived by wife, Dorothy Monaco, Flor
ida; and these children: Julia C, mar
ried to Peter G. Loftus, Waverly, Pa.;
Stephen J^jnairied.to^Jane^Crews,;
Palo Alto, Calif.; and Michael F.,
married to Beverly Calderon, Bristol,
Vt; four grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild! Brother of Eliza
beth M., married to Eichard H. Buck,
San Jose, Calif.; and Eulalia M., mar
ried to William B. Ruth, Worthington,
Ohio. Army veteran, World War II.
Graduate of University of Notre
Dame and Renaurd School of Em
balming, New York City. Was active
in many civic and community affairs,
including Community Chest, Kiwanis
and K. of C. life member of Elks
Lodge 175, BPOE. Served several
terms as chairman of Mercy Hospital
of Johnstown. Memorial service, 10
am, April 27, at Our Mother of Sor
rows church. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery, at the convenience of the
family.
SWINTOSKY — Helen A. "Dorothy,"
72, Jennerstown, formerly of "Hoor
versville, died April 25,1996, at White
StaflfcaidcMfc^
Quecreek; daughter of Jan and Mary
(Borefc) Bielski. Preceded in death by
parents; husband, Steve; granddaugh
ter, Amanda Fultz; .brothers, Frank
and John Biefcki; and sister, Mary
"Mackie" Farkas. Survived by these
children: Stephan, married to former
Rita Chanda, Johnstown; Mary, mar
ried to Bryan Betts, Hooversville;
Theresa, married to Thomas Fultz,
Davidsville; Timothy, Hooversville;
and Faith, married to Calvin Ross,
Hooversville; grandchildren, Diane,
Allen, and Eric Betts; Stephan Swintosky, George and Lisa Banfield; Jen
nifer Steck; and Jason Ross. Sister of
Louise Angelo, Windber; Julie
Tharpe, Virginia. Member of Holy
Family Catholic Church, Hoovers
ville; Thirteen Star Post 7565, VFW
auxiliary, and Hooversville Fire Co.
auxiliary. Family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at
Deaner Funeral Home, Hooversville,
where wake service will be held at 7
p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Holy Family Catholic Church, the
Rev. Samuel Zebron, OFM-Conv.
Interment, St Stanislaus Cemetery,
Boswell.
GOLISH - Andrew J. Jr., 67, Moxham, died April 24,1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born May 8, 1928, in
Windber, son of Andrew Sr. and Irene
(Kutsick) Golish. Preceded in death
by parents; and daughter, Ann Golish.
Survived by wife, former Kathleen A.
Mulvehill; daugh
ters, Debra, mar
ried to William
Oswald, Pitts
burgh; and Terri,
married to Ber
nard Seth, Da
vidsville; grandchildren, Jesse
and
Alissa
Wisnouse; and
Bernard and Stephen Seth. Brother of
Dorothy Kuchta, Cleveland, Ohio;
Florence Manges Lanyi, McLean, Va.;
George, West Chester; and Edward,
Coatesville. Member of St Patrick
Catholic Church. Mr. Golish graduat
ed from Windber High School in 1946.
Served in US Navy 1946-48, including
six months in China and 17 months of
sea-duty on a destroyer. A1953 grad
uate of St Francis College, Mr.
Golish taught in the Johnstown School
District for 20 years. Member of
PSEA and NEA. Mr. Golish had a
lifelong interest in outdoor pursuits,
especially hunting and fishing. A
member of Ferndale Sportsmen's
Club. A lifetime member of the Out
door Writers of America. His
freelance articles were on hunting,
fishing and conservation. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funer
al Home, Central Avenue, where
wake service will be held Sunday.
Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m.
Monday at St Patrick church, Father
Harold Biller. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to: Tourette Syndrome
Association, 1015 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, Pa. 17325.
JORDAN - Theresa M., 103, 807
Goucher St, formerly of Butler Ave
nue, died April 25,1996, at home. Born
Jan. 15, 1893, in Johnstown, daughter
of Frank and Theresa (Alberter) Jor
dan. Preceded in death by parents,
seven brothers and four sisters. Sur
vived by nieces and nephews. Mem
ber of Immaculate Conception Catho
lic Church. Retired from Selective
Service Administration. No viewing
or visitation at Miss Jordan's request.
Friends are asked to attend Mass of
Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday
at Immaculate Conception church,
Johnstown, 4he Rev. Andrew C. Stanko. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements by John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.
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ASHCOM - Ross L. "Skip," 48, Coraopolis, died April 26, 1996, at home.
Born Nov. 26,1947, in Johnstown, son
of late Ross C. and June (Lehman)
Ashcom. Survived by wife, Sue
(Park); and children, David, at home;
and Diane, Kalamazoo, Mich. Mem
ber of First Baptist Church, Coraopolis. Owner of Ross. Engineering. Visi
tation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funer
al Home, Central Avenue, where
service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday,
the Rev. William C. Thwing. Inter
ment, Grandview Cemetery.
K1BLER — Mary E., 87, Hastings,
died April 26, 1996, at Miners Hospi
tal. Born July 5,1908, in Susquehanna
Twp., daughter of Dennis and Bertha
(Strassler) Kline. Preceded in death
by parents; husband, David; sister,
Ruth Roland; brothers, Henry, Her
man, Paul, Bernard, Sylvester and
Philip. Survived by children, Joanne,
wife of Russell Holtz, Hastings; Mari
lyn, wife or Richard Frank, Hastings;
grandchildren, Cindy Stowe, Becky
Kelly, Russ and Andrea Holtz; John,
Mary Beth, Michelle, Stephen, Scott
and Anne Frank; and nine great
grandchildren. Sister of Rachel, Rich
ard, and Dennis Kline, all of Hastings;
Pauline Standiford, and Thomas E.
Kline, Baltimore, Member, of St Ber
nard's ICBU and Rosary Confraterni
ty. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Sunday at Easly Funeral
Home, Hastings. Mass of Christian
Burial, 11 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Hastings. Interment,
church cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to St. Ber
nard's School or Hastings Public Li
brary.
KNUPP - Harry C, 82, Roxbury,
died April 25,1996, at home. Born Oct.
16,1913, in Ligonier, son of William G.
and Harriet M. (Campbell) Knupp.
Preceded in death by parents; broth
ers, Ellsworth, Lyle and Clark; and
sister, Mabel. Survived by wife, for
mer Mildred Boyd Livingston; sons,
George "Bill," married to former
Margie Salovich; and Paul L., mar
ried to former Theresa Cernak, both
of Johnstown; grandchildren, Robert,
Debbie Gully, Paul M., and Lori M.;
and great-grandson, Patrick Gully.
Brother of Charles, New Port Richey,
Fla.; and Gladys, Somerset. Member
of Roxbury Church of the Brethren;
and CCC Camp. Retired employee of
Bethlehem Steel Corp. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, Central Avenue, where
service will be held at 14 am. Mon
day, the Rev. John F. Hess. Inter
ment, Berkley Hills Cemetery. Me
morial contributions may be made to
the church memorial fund.
Johnstown,
PA
FLICK — Charles F., 83, of Chest
Springs, died April 25,1996, at Altoona Hospital. Born July 20,1912, on Loretto R.D., son of late William and
Bernadette (McConnell) Flick. Pre
ceded in death by son, Philip, in 1953;
daughter, Catherine Ann, in 1957;
grandchildren, Kelly and Billy Link;
sisters, Marie Zeak and Margaret C;
and brother, Cletus. Survived by wife,
former Olive Krug, whom he married
June 23, 1937, in Chest Springs; and
these children: Jim, married to for
mer Donna Wharton, Rockville, Md.;
Margie, married to Dave Emler,
Fairport, N.Y.; Polly, married to
Rege Link; and Jan Funicelli, both of
Chest Springs; and Char, married to
Louie Frogale, Reston, Va.; 10 grand
children; and three great-grandsons.
Brother of Stella Judd, Hollidaysburg; Posey Kelly, Ebensburg; and
Mildred Krug, Ashville R.D. Retired
fanner from Cambria County Farms,
in 1973, after 33 years' service; then
worked a number of years for St
Monica Catholic Church, Chest
Springs, after retirement Member of
Chest Springs Sportsmens; Loretto
American Legion; Holy Name Soci
ety; and St Monica church, Chest
Springs, where Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Monday, the Rev. Clark George cele
brant Interment, church cemetery.
Friends received from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat
urday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sun
day at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ash
ville, where scriptural wake service
will be held at 2:30 pin. Sunday. In
lieu of flowers, please make contribu
tions to Palliative Care Unit of Altoona Hospital.
HAMMOND - Robert E., 88, West
Sample Street, Ebensburg, died April
25, 1996, in Ebensburg. Born June 8,
1907, in Loretto, son of George and
Mary Jane (O'Brien) Hammond. Pre
ceded in death by parents; wife, for
mer Edna Luther, son, Robert Jr.;
brothers, Paul, Herbert and Charles;
and sister, Edna Hammond. Survived
by these children: Colletta Hammond,
Springfield, Va.; Barbara, wife of A.F.
Piracci, Carlsbad, Calif.; Richard,
Laurel, Md.; James, married to for
mer Ellen Ellis, Doylestown, Ohio;
nine grandchildren; and two great
grandchildren. Formerly employed
as engineering heavy equipment op
erator. Member of Ebensburg Senior
Citizens; and volunteered at the cen
ter for many years. Friends received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Matevish &
Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg,
where wake service will be held Sun
day evening. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.
Monday at Holy Name Catholic
Church, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L.
COPPOLA - Vigilius "Beau," Parkhill, died April 26,1996, at Lee Hospi
tal Son of late Al and Pauline (Maizahn) Coppola. Preceded in death by
brothers, Al and Louis. Survived by
wife, former Betty Kulba; and son,
Jeffrey, married to former Jennifer
Dolinsky, Mount Hope; also survived
by stepgrandson, Larry Gawel,
Brother of Margaret Struble, Media,
Pa.; and Betty Coleman, Vinco; along
with sisters-in-law, Alice Coppola,
Florida;
and
Josephine
Coppola,
Richland. Member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church; North Fork Country
Club; and BPOE, Lodge 175. Beau
was an avid golfer. Was a self-em
ployed barber. Friends received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Henderson-Makuchan-Ketterer
Funeral
Home; Conemaiigh, where wake serv
ice will be held Sunday. Mass of
Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Monday at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the
Rev. Richard Clark. Interment, St
Anthony Cemetery.
DOBSON - M. Kathleen "Kay," 74, .
Clarington, Pa., died April 25,1996, at
Jefferson Manor, Brookville. Born
July 10,1921, in Fisher, Pa., daughter
of Hudson M. and Myrna P. (Sommerville) Rifenberrick. Preceded in death
by parents; husband, Banks W. Dobson; and infant son, Randall Vaughn
Dobson. Survived by daughters, Bar
bara Joan Parke, Johnstown; Brenda
Joyce Schreffler, Knox, Pa.; and San
dra Kay McGrath, Johnstown; and
son, LeRoy Dobson, Cleveland; Ohio;
five grandchildren: Lori Lynn Parke,
Topeka, Kan.; Karen Lee Lupone,
Brookville; Mark Robert Bukovec,
Seattle, Wash.; Linda Susan Laughlin,
New Bethlehem; and Scott Michael
Bukovec, Seattle, Wash.; and two
great-grandchildren, Brendan and
Amanda Laughlin of New Bethlehem.
Sister of Clair Rifenberrick, San Alto,
Calif.; Geraldine Smith, Slippery
Rock; and John Rifenberrick, Fisher,
Pa. Previously owned and operated,
with her husband, "Kay's Cabins" in
Copk Forest Received the Jefferson
Manor 1995 Lifetime Achievement
Award for poetry. Member of Order
of Eastern Star, Brookville Chapter
520;' Millcreek Presbyterian Church,
Fisher, Pa. Friends received from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Galbraith-McKinney Funeral
Home,
Brookville. Funeral service, 1 p.m.
Sunday at Millcreek Presbyterian
Church at Fisher, Pa., the Rev. Ann
Elizabeth Barner. Interment, Fisher
Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorials
to: Millcreek Presbyterian Church,
Fisher, Pa. 16225. Eastern Star serv
ice, 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral
home.
Gaus. Interment, church cemetery.
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PANARO — Viola C. (Farabaugh), 87,
South Main Street, Carrolltown, died
Thursday, April 25, 1996, at Haida
Manor, Hastings. Born April 24,. 1909,
in East Carroll Township, daughter of
Edward and Mary (Rietscha) Fara
baugh. Preceded in death by parents;
husband, Bernard F. Panaro, who
died Nov. 10, 1963; sister, Mary; and
brothers, Melvin and Russell. Sur
vived by son, Edward. B. Panaro,
married to Marge Wilsop, Carroll- town; grandchildren;"Bernard —F.,
McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.; and
Jessica, at home. Sister of George
Farabaugh, Ebensburg R.D. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Stevens Funeral Home
Inc., Carrolltown, where vigil service
will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral
Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict
church, Carrolltown. Interment, St.
Benedict Cemetery.
SHORT — Charles H., 58, of Bolivar,
died Friday, April 26, 1996, at Lee
Hospital, Johnstown. Born Oct. 1,
1937, in Bolivar, son of late Bryan and
Carrie (Hysong) Short. He was a fore
man for PennDOT. Member of
Church of Christ, Bolivar, and Bear
Pond Sportsman's Club. Preceded in
death by two sisters, Clara' Jane
Busch and Violet "Doll" Burkett; in
fant brother, William; and infant sis
ter, Barbara. Survived by wife, Mil
dred A. (Muir) Short; daughter, Carrie
Anne, and her husband, Patrick
Oliver of New Florence; two sons,
Eddie L., and his wife, Deborah Short;
and Cory H. Short, all of Bolivar, also
survived by two sisters, Helen
"Mood" Libengood of Blairsville; and
Joan "Joby" Foust of Bolivar; and
two brothers, Joseph "Bubber" Short
of Pleasant Unity, and Donald Short
of Bolivar; and two grandchildren,
Joe and Josh Short of Bolivar.
Friends received at J. Paul
McCracken Funeral Homes Inc., 536
Market St., Bolivar, on Saturday from
7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be
held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the
Church of Christ, Bolivar, with Elder
Kenneth Thompson officiating. Inter
ment will follow in the German Lu
theran Cemetery, Bolivar.
YODER - Henry J, 87, Davidsville,
died April 25,1996, at Memorial Med
ical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1908, in
Conemaugh Township, Somerset
County, son of John and Polly
(Custer) Yoder. Preceded in death by
parents;
sisters,
Carrie Yoder and
Mary Struky; and brothers, Leroy and
Russell. Survived by wife of 65 years,
former Ruth Saylor, and these chil
dren, Betty; and Carlton, married to
former Audrey Gindlesperger, all of
Davidsville; four grandchildren, Willean, Jeannie, Christiane, and Dale,
married to former Christine Kreni-
sky; and two great-grandchildren,
James and Jennifer. Brother of Her
bert, Laurel View Village, Davids
ville; David, DavidsvUle; and John,
Hollsopple R.D. 1,;Also survived by
sisters-in-law,," Edna < Ybder, Johns
town; arid Wilma Saylor, Brethren
Home, Windber; and brother-in-law,
Frank Struky, Davidsville. Member
of Blough Mennonite Church. Presi
dent of Blough Mennonite Cemetery
Association for 17 years. Retired
from Sears, with 22 years' service.
Family receiving friends from 7 to 9
p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday at George E. Mason Fu
neral Home Inc., Davidsville. Service
will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at
Blough Mennonite Church, where re
mains will'lie in state from 10 a.m.
until the time of service, the Rev.
Richard
Minninger.
church cemetery.
Interment,
MAGDALENJC — Florence P., 87
Ebensburg, died ApriF26,1996, atMe^
morial Medical Center. Born June 21,
1908, daughter of James and Grace
Craig. Preceded in death by parents;
brothers and sisters; and husband
Walter. Member of St. Rochus- Catho^
lie Church, Johnstown. Last surviving
member of her immediate family.
Will be sadly missed by friends of
Tire Hill and Ebensburg. Family re
ceiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday at George E. Mason Fu
neral Home Inc., Davidsville. Wake
service on Sunday. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m
SIMPSON - Walter B. "Simmie," 88
Bolivar, died April 25, 19%, ta Good
Samaritan Medical Center. Born May
21,1907, in Fairfield Township, son of
late George and Lottie (Rager) Simp
son. Preceded in death by wife, Eliza
beth (Hendricks) Simpson, in 1993;
daughter, Connie Jernigan; brother,
Charles Simpson; and half brother,
Paul Simpson. Survived by daughter,
Mrs. Paul (Linda) Hepner, Rockville,
Md.; four grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild. Brother of Ruth
Grumbling, Lexington, Mass. Simmie
owned and operated former Simp
son's Service Station, Bolivar. Mem
ber of First United Methodist Church,
Bolivar. Friends .received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at J. Paul
McCracken Funeral Home, Bolivar,
where service will be held at 11 a.m
Monday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper.
Interment, Blairsville Cemetery. Me
morial contributions to: Tri-Commu-
nity Ambulance, Bolivar.
STANDA - Frances C. (Geffert) 88
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., formerly of
Conemaugh, died April 25, 1996 at
Hollywood Medical Center, Holly
wood, Fla. Born Oct. 13, 1907 in
Avonmore, Pa., daughter of late An
thony and Catherine (Kolodzie) Gef
fert. Preceded in death by husband
John; sons, Frank, John Jr. and Dan
iel; brothers, Victor and Frank; and
sister, Mary. Survived by these chil
dren: Edward, married to former
Ruth Britt, Hialeah, Fla.; Joseph,'-
Wneaton, Md.; Victor, married to for
mer Carole Janidlo, Philipsburg,
Mont.; and Agnes, wife of Frank
Ceslovnik, Johnstown; also survived
by 12 grandchildren and 13 great
grandchildren. Sister of Sister Ber-
tille, Franciscan Order, Tulsa, Okla.
Member of Assumption Church BVM;
and Polish Women's Alliance of
America. Friends received from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hender-
son-Makuchan-Ketterer Funeral
Home, Conemaugh, where Rosary
service will be held Sunday. Mass of
Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Monday at
Assumption church, the Rev. Bernard
Grega. Interment, church cemetery
Monday at St. Rochus Church, the
Rev. Charles Amershek. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Those who
wish, please make donations to St.
Rochus Memorial Fund in honor of.
Florence Magdalenic.
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MORANDUZZO - Albert, 79, Hollsopple, died April 26,1996, at Memo
rial Medical Center. Born May 19,
1916, in Hollsopple, son of George and
Clorinda (Ghezzi) Moranduzzo. Pre
ceded in death by parents; stepfather,
Basil Petet; infant brother, and sis
ters: Lena Moranduzzo and Elda
(Petet) Lichvar. Survived by wife/the
former Beulah Blough; and these chil
dren: Marion,, married to the former
Elsie Sleasman, Hollsopple; Romaine
Grimme, Davidsville; seven grand-:
children and eight great-grandchil
dren. A brother of Rose, wife of John
E. Eash, Hollsopple R.D. 2; Lewis
Moranduzzo, husband of the late
Mary Brown, Hollsopple R.D. 1; Law
rence Vetet, married to the former^
Leora Shaulis, Hollsopple R.D. 1;
Emma Petet, wife of Clyde Good, Da
vidsville. A member of Bethel United
Methodist Church, Hollsopple. For
mer PennDOT supervisor. Retired
construction worker, formerly xemployed by Commonwealth Stone and
L.T.M. Paving. Member of TPATAn
Army veteran of World War .Hi Gftte:
brated 39th anniversary on October
1995. Family receiving friends 2 W 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at
George E. Mason Funeral Home inc.,
Davidsville. Services will be held 2
pjn. Tuesday at Bethel United Metkodist Church, where remains wilhlie
in state from 1 p.m. until time of
service at 2 p.m., the Rev: Thojmas
Michalko. Interment, Custer Ceme
tery.
SEBRING - Clair W., 75,387 Liberty
Ave., died April 27,1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born Oct 16,1920, in
Central City, son of the late Eugene
and Pearl (Pepley) Sebring. Survived
by wife of 53 years, the former Doro
thy L. Koeppe; daughters: Vivian,
wife of Charles E. Bowser, Johns
town; and Denise, wife of Joseph A.
Hoffman, Boswell; six grandchildren:
Lauren Bowser Swick, Johnstown;
Brian Bowser, Frostburg, Md.; Joseph
A. Hoffman Jr., Johnstown; Douglas
Hoffman, Andrews Air Force Base,
Md.; Jennifer Hoffman Wagner,
Johnstown; and Megan Hoffman, Bos
well; and six great-grandchildren.
Retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp.
A World War II veteran. No public
viewing at request of family. Memo
rial service will be held 11 a.m. Tues
day at Forest Lawn Chapel Dona
tions may be made to Christ United
Methodist Church.
Johnstown, PA
HARRISON - Clarence E. "Spud",
88, Sarasota, Fla., died April 18,1996.
Born Sept. 9, 1907, in Ehrenfeld, Pa.
Preceded in death by parents, John
W. Sr., and Mary (Moody) Harrison;
brothers: John W. Jr., Thorns, David;
and sister, Anne Robbins. Survived by
. wife of 62 years, former Mildred Al
len, Sarasota; son, John W., married
to former Floann Bakos, Fairless
Hills, Pa.; daughter, Noretta Ann,
married to Wilfred Freidhoff, Johns
town; grandsons: Ronald, married to
former Lynn Wisely, Cream Ridge,
. N.J.; Tim, riiarried to former Kimber-
ly Davis, Levittown, Pa.; Daniel, mar
ried to' former Terry Kummer,
Wrightstown, Pa.; and John W.,
Morr^ville, Pa.; great-grandchildren:
■Karicy, Laura, Bryan, Dawn, Melissa,
and Erica. A graduate of Franklin &
Marshall Preparatory School; the
University of Pittsburgh, with a B.S.
in business administration and educa
tion. Was a history and path teacher
; in Richland Township School District
for 20 years; loan manager for Com
mercial Credit Corp. for 15 years.
Member of Cambria Masonic Lodge
278, Pa.; Retired Teachers Assn.;
NEA; and Trinity United Methodist
Church, Sarasota. A memorial serv
ice was held in Sarasota, April 22,
I&96, National Cremation Society in
charge. In urnment at Forest Lawn
Cemetery. Memorial donations may
be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota,
Fla. 34238
GOODIE - Kenneth Robert, 48, of
Eighth Ward, died April 26, 1996, at
Windber Hospice. Born July 19,1947,
in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Lou
is and Lillian (Teich) Goodie. Sur
vived by wife, former Kathleen Mary
Robertson; son, Jeffrey, married to
former Mary McCusker, Port View,
Pa.; grandson, Alexander Paul Good
ie; and sister, Audrey Yudell, Rocka-
way Beach, N.Y. Member of Beth
Sholom Congregation, where he
served as Sunday School teacher. A
volunteer for Victim Services. For
mer employee of Glosser Bros. Store.
Owner of former Goodie's $5 or Less
Store. Friends received from 2 p.m.
Monday until time of service at 3
p.m. Monday at John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, Central Avenue. Rab
bi Ronald Bluming, Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Memorial con
tributions may be made to Windber
Hospice.
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CLARK — Maude Emma, of 787
Goucher St., died April 26, 1996, at
Lee Hospital. Born Aug. 7, 1901, in
Bedford County, daughter of the late
Ewalt and Emma (Mickle) Wendel.
Preceded in death by husband Wil
liam, H.; two sons: Otmar A. and Wil
liam Wendel; also four brothers and
three sisters. Survived by following
children: H. Jay, Johnstown; Robert
E.f Vienna, Va.; Margaret Ann Horoff,
Fairfax Va.; and Richard L., Hanover,
Pa.; 19 grandchildren and 19 great
grandchildren. Last surviving mem
ber of her immediate family. A life
long member of the Beulah United
Methodist Church. Friends will be re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at The Picking-Treece-Ben-_
nett Mortuary Inc., where services
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the
Rev. Raymond H. Beal. Interment,
Fishertown Cemetery. In memory of
Maude Clark, those who wish may
make contributions to the Lee Re
gional Health Service Foundation, 320
Main St, Johnstown, 15901.
DICK — Myrtle Grace, 72, Church of
the Brethern Home, formerly of Vinco and Ogletown, died April 27,1996,
at home. Born Aug. 13,1923, in Vipco,
daughter of Earl and Mary (Good)
Varner. Preceded in death bv/ par
ents; husband,, Stanford R. Diqk; and
sister, Minnie Fitz. Survived by
brothers-in-law. and sisters-in-law:
Virginia Ream, Johnstown; fcaul and
Esther Dick, Warsau, IndL; Evelyn
and George Polster, Johnstown; Da
Faye and Clair Hunt, Wiles, Ohio;
Jean Dick, Johnstown; Rhoda Dick,
Warsau, Ind^ Lois Dick, Baltimore,
Md. Member of Vinco Brethren
Church. Was retired from former
Penn Traffic Co., where she was a
longtime employee. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at
John Henderson Co. Funeral Home,
215 Central Ave., where service will
be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Jer
ry L. Fike. Entombment, Grandview
Mausoleum.
TROTTER - Sara Jayne, 63, Huff
Street, Dunlo, died April 27, 1996, at
Memorial Medical Center. BornMarch _1, 1933, in Salix, daughteT-of
Donald and Rose (Miller) Trotter.
Preceded in death by parents; grand
parents; and brother, Richard. Sur
vived by sister, Mary Ann, wife of
Charles Bertolino, South Fork; and
brother, Larry, married to the former
Irene Soltis, Grandby, Mass. Also sur
vived by several nieces and nephews.
Member of Dunlo United Methodist:
Church, where she played the organ
and taught Sunday School. Family'
will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Sunday at Homer J. George
Funeral Home, Salix, where services
will be held 11 a.m. Monday, the Rev.
Richard Ralph. Interment, Richland
Cemetery.
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KNISS - Lizzie V., 90, Johnstown
R.D. 4, died April 27, 1996, at Memo
rial Medical Center. Born June 12,
1905, in Conemaugh Township, Som
erset County, daughter of Loransa
and Annie (Swank) Kaufman. Preced
ed in death by parents; husband, Paul
Kniss, who died June 22, 1981;
brother, Henry; sister, Fannie Thom
as;
and
brother-in-law,
Freeman
Thomas. Survived by niece, Ethel
Thomas, with whom she resided; and
many nieces and nephews. A sister of
Harley, HdHsopple R.D. 3; Paul, Ap
ple Creek, Ohio; sisters-in-law: Cora
Thomas and Mary Kaufman, both
Johnstown R.D. 4; Elizabeth Kniss, of
Virginia; and Ruth Kniss, Lancaster.
Member of Stahl Mennonite Church;
Friendly Sewing Circle; and Tire Hill
Senior Citizens. Family receiving
friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc.,
Davidsville. Services will be held 11
a.m. Wednesday at Stahl Mennonite
Church, where remains will lie in
state from 10 a.m. until time of serv
ice at 11 a.m., the Revs. Harold and
Mary Grace Shenk. Interment,
church cemetery. Those who wish,
please make donations to Stahl Men
nonite Church or the Johnstown
Christian School.
SUTTON - Barbara J., 51, of Chest
Springs, died April 27,1996, at Valley
View Nursing Home, Altoona, after a
brief, cancer illness. Born Oct. 28,
1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of
the late Robert and Florence (Hen
derson) Bratt. Survived by husband,
Fred, whom she married Feb. 8,1964,
in Cleveland, and these children:
Sherri, married to George Warholic,
Goldsboro, N.O; Edward, Anchorage,
Alaska; Ann Marie, at home; grand
children: Matthew and Lauren
Warholic. Sister of Ruth Pell, Cleve
land. Worked as a registered nurse at
University Park Nursing Home, State
College. A graduate of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, May, 1995. En
joyed arts and crafts. Former Girl
Scout leader, Talus Rock Council,
where she was a leader in Ashville.
Member of St Monica's Catholic
Church, Chest Springs, where Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Clark
George, celebrant Interment, church
cemetery. Friends will be.received
froni 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Gib
bons Funeral Home, Ashville, where
Scriptural Wake Service will be held
Tuesday afternoon.
Johnstown, PA
DONOUGHE — Thomas L., 72,
Syberton Road, Gallitzin, died April
28,1996, at home. Born Sept. 23,1923,
in Gallitzin R.D., son of the late Ed
mund and Ida (Himmel) Donoughe.
Preceded in death by infant children,
Mary and Thomas Jr.; brother, Pat
rick; and son-inlaw,
Charles
Dyer. Survived by
wife, the former
Camilla Farabaugh, married
Oct. 24, 1942, in
Carrolltown; and
these children:
Rita Dyer, of Asquith, Saskatch-■__
ewan, Canada; Leroy, married to the
former Martha Clendenin, BeUefonte;
Elaine, married to William Allen,
Ashland, Ky^ Linda, married to
James Beldin, Chester, Va^ John,
married to the former Helen Krise,
and Paul, both of Loretto RJD4 twins,
Donald, married to Beth Condoby,
Burlingame, Calif., and Ronald, mar
ried to Tracey Seder, Pittsburgh; 18
grandchildren and five great-grand
children. Brother of Leona Weise,
Kenmore, N.Y4 Colletta McConnell,
Ashville RJ).; James, Gallitzin RD.;
Clarence, Archie and Loretta Voisin,
all of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Eve
lyn, Altoona; and Mary Jane Linsky,
Mentor, Ohio. Worked for Conrail for
42 years as a car inspector, retired in
1985. Owned and operated Tom's
Sharpening and Repair Service for 35
years. Member of Lorettb Senior Citi
zens. He was an upher and member of
St Michael's Catholic Church, Loret-
to, where Mass of Christian Burial
will be celfebrated at 11 am, Tuesday,
the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Maher offici
ating. Interment, church cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the LenzGibbons Funeral Home, Gallitzin,
where a Scriptural Wake Service will
be held Monday afternoon. In lieu of
flowers, please make contributions to
Home Nursing Agency, 171 Lovell
Ave., Ebensburg.
BALICKI — Stanley, 83, Westmont,
died Saturday, April 27, 1996, at
home. Born March 12, 1913, in Simp
son, Pa., son of Joseph and Mary Bal-
icki. Preceded in death by parents;
sons, Bernard and Richard; brother,
Joseph; sisters, Mary Jane and Helen.
Survived by wife,
Julia
(Hrbal);
brothers: Thom
as, Ohio; Frank,
Virginia Beach,
Va.;
Edward,
Florida; John and
William, both of
Johnstown; sis
ters:
Jeannie
Costlow, Stella
Kametz, and Vicki Getz; all of Johns
town. Also survived by nieces and
nephews. Retired rigger from Bethle
hem Steel Corp. Member of Our
Mother of Sorrows Church, where
Mass of Christian Burial will be cele
brated 9 a.m. Tuesday. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at the Frank Duca Funeral
Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622
Menoher Blvd. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum.
BRANT - Marilyn "Penny," 60, West
Main Street, Somerset, died April 28,
1996, at home. Born March 20,1936, in
Somerset Township, daughter of the
late Edward J. and Mabel (Williams)
Shaffer. Also preceded in death by
husband, Leland G., on Nov. 6,1992; a
sister, Anna Mae "Polly" Sechler, and
brother, Telford M. "Pete" Shaffer.
Survived by these sons: Kevin W.,
married to the former Nellie Lowery,
Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Mark E., Jeffersonville, Ind.; John A., Akron, Ohio;
Thomas L., at home; Brian L., mar
ried to the former Heidi May, Berlin;
and David M., at home; nine grand
children; two brothers, George G.
Shaffer, Corona, Calif.; and Edward
L. Shaffer, Jennerstown. Attended
Christ Community of Faith Church. A
graduate of Somerset High School in
1954. Past officer of Somerset Wom
en's Aglow. Formerly employed at
the Dress Barn at the Horizon; River
side Market; and Brant's Restaurant,
Meyersdale. Friends will be received
from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Robert H.
Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset
Funeral services, 11 a.m. Wednesday
in the Beulah United Methodist
Church, the Rev. Keith M. Fink offici
ating. Interment, church cemetery.
Body will lie in state in the church
from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
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GOLOB — Rose Marie, 84, Westmont,
died April 28, 1996, as the Asbury
Heights Retirement Community,
Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 16, 1911, in
Johnstown, daughter of William J.
and Alice (Keifer) Probert. Preceded
in death by parents; brothers, Harry,
Dwight and Donald K. Probert. Sur
vived by husband, Edward R., and
dear son, Edward R. Jr., Pittsburgh.
Sister of William R. Probert, Tempe,
Ariz. Member of Christ Lutheran
Church; W.E.L.C.A., Mary Martha
Circle; past president of Johnstown
Rotary Anns. Friends received from
12:30 p.m. until time of service at 1:30
p m Tuesday at John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., the
Rev. David B. Tholstrup. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery.
HINTON - Irene Lillian, 99, 207 Ot
tawa St., Johnstown, formerly of
Spring Hope and Cessna, died April
26, 1996, at Lee Hospital, Johnstown.
Born Oct. 28, 1896, at East St. Clair
Township, Bedford County, daughter
of George W. and Nora E. (McCreary)
Anderson. Preceded in death by par
ents; husband, Earl C. Hinton, in 1958;
son, Robert, and his wife, Betty, a sis
ter, and six brothers. Member of Pine
Grove United Methodist Church. Sur
vived by daughter, Mary Catharine,
widow of Albert Jedlicka, Cleveland,
Ohio; sons: Eugene, married to the
former Jane Smith, Ocala, Fla., and
Donald A., married to the former
Ruth Ann Wilson, Perm Run; and
brother, Fred Anderson, Lakeland,
Fla.; five grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren.
RIEGER — Joseph W. Jr., 36, Span-
gler,1 died April 27, 1996, at Miners
Hospital. Born Sept. 8, 1959, in Spangler, son of Joseph W. Sr. and Norma
(Hambley) Rieger. Preceded in death
by father. Survived by mother, wife,
the former Shari Nelson; and these
children: Annette, Joseph, Tricia, and
Jamie, all at home. Brother of Jean,
wife of Kenneth Byrnes, Richmond,
Va.; Carol, wife of James Orosz,
Spangler, Barbara, wife of Dave
Soltis, Chantilly, Va.; and Lisa, wife of
Ronald Abrams, Manassas Park, Va.
Member of Rembrandt Club and so
cial member of" Spangler"American
Legion. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Mori-
coni Funeral Home Inc., Spangler,
where services will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, the Rev. Dr. David W. Cronauer, officiating. Interment, Holy
Cross Cemetery.
KEIM-NEATH - Mary Edith
(Staub), 88, 230 Front Ave., Jerome,
died April 28, 1996, at Good Samari
tan Medical Center. Born April 22,
1908, in Meyersdale, daughter of Rob
ert and Margaret (Beal) Staub. Pre
ceded in death by first husband, Mor
gan Neath; sisters: Clara, Margaret,
Anna, and Mildred; and brothers:
Samuel, Earl, and George. Survived
by husband, Samuel Paul Keim; and
these children: Betty Lou, wife of Wil
liam Cobaugh, Jerome; Helen
Reckner, Brockway, and William
Neath, Mentor, Ohio; seven grandchil
West
served
wedding
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Salisbury.
RICE - Floyd F., 70, Ebensburg, died
April 27, 1996, at Memorial Medical
Center, Johnstown. Born July 23,
1925, in Barnesboro R.D. (Greenwich),
son of Charles and Leta (Keith) Rice.
Preceded in death by parents; wife,
former Eleanor Smyers, who died in
1991- and brothers: Rhuel and James;
and an infant, sister. Survived by
these children: Cherie, married to
Darrell Williams, McDonald, Ohio;
Cynthia, married to Stanley Zatorsky,
•Carrolltown; and Mark, and fiancee,
Jacqui Taylor, of Ebensburg; also
five grandchildren, and two great
grandchildren. Brother of Edna Abramovich and Wilbert Rice, both of
Barnesboro R.D.; and Genevieve
Charnisky, Barnesboro. Retired resi
dential services aide from the Ebens
burg Center. A U.S. Navy veteran.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Tuesday at Long-Contres Fu
neral Home Inc., Barnesboro, where
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday. Interment, Holy Name
Cemetery, Ebensburg.
Ob
anniversary
June 1,1995. At Edith's request, there
will be no public visitation. Private
viewing and service at convenience
of family, the Rev. Clarence C. Moore
officiating. Interment, St. Paul-Wilhelm Cemetery, Meyersdate R.D. 1.
Arrangements in charge of Hoffman
Funeral Home, Boswell.
re
the Rev. Allen Grimm, officiating.
Interment, Fishertown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made
to the Pine Grove United Methodist
Church, New Paris R.D. 1, Pa. 15554.
dren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one
great-great-granddaughter. Sister of
Agnes Caler,
Friends
ceived from 3 p.m. Monday until time
of service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the
Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford,
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JAROSICK — Anthony J., 72, of 231
Susquehanna Street, Boswell, died
April 27, 1996, at Memorial Medical
Center. Born Nov. 9, 1923, in Johns
town, son of Anthony and Caroline
(Kopeck) Jarosick. Preceded in death
by parents; and brothers: Andrew, Jo
seph, Stanley, John, Theodore, and
Frank. Survived by wife, the former
Elizabeth Crusco; son, Thomas;
brother, Walter, sister-in-law, Martha
Jarosick, all at home; and special for
mer daughter-in-law, Adrienne Jaro
sick. Also survived by these other sis• ters and brothers; Mary Troyan,
Johnstown;
Jennie
Kozlosky,
Quecreek; Charles, Stow, Ohio; Mar-
tin.TtfauIaTri, SiCT and Edward, Hano
ver; and numerous other in-laws,
nieces and, nephews. Member of All
Saints Catholic Parish; St Stanislaus
Church Choir for more than 25 years;
Hooversville Post 7565, VFW; Somer
set County Oldtimers Baseball Asso
ciation; Jenner Rod and Gun Club;
National Association of Letter Carri
ers; and Boswell Post 461, American
Legion, for more than 50 years, where
he served in every office, including
adjutant and secretary for more than
32 years. Former Somerset County
baseball umpire. Observed 46th wed
ding anniversary April 15, 1996.
Served many years as fund-raising
chairman for Boswell American Le
gion Baseball teams, North Star Im
provement Association, and numer
ous church picnics. A Marine Corps
veteran of World War H Retired em
ployee of U.S. Postal Service with 36
years of service. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday
and Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral
Home, Main Street, Boswell, where
wake service will be held at 3 p.m.
Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial at
10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus
Church, the Rev. Father Blase Wegierski, O.F.M., Conv., celebrant. Inter
ment, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Jen
ner Crossroads. Graveside military
rite in charge of Menoher Post 155,
VFW Ritual Team and Boswell Post
461, American Legion.
DAVIS — Sylvia Gay, 80, Wescosville,
Lehigh County, formerly of Marsteller, died April 28, 1996, at Lehigh
Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, Macungie, Pa. Born March 12,
1916, in Indiana, Pa., daughter of Earl
and Laura (Keith) Boring. Preceded
in death by parents; husband, Daniel,
who died in 1992; and brothers:
James, Darl, and John Boring. Sur
vived by these children: Larue
Smeltz, Westcosville; James, Barnes
boro; and Shirley Eck, of Phoenixville, Pa.; also 11 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; and a brother,
William Boring, Pittsburgh. Friends
received from 1 p.m. until time of fu
neral service at 3 p.m. Wednesday at
Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc.,
Barnesboro, the Rev. Byron Bakalis.
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WILKINSON - William K. "Ken," 66,
Beaver Street, Patton, died Saturday,
April 27, 1996, at Allegheny General
Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born July 30,
1929, at East Carroll Township, son of
William and Ida (Brasser) Wilkinson.
Preceded in death by parents; and
sister, Nell Gould. Survived by his
wife, Ruth A. (Diethrich) Wilkinson,
whom he married May 28, 1956; son,
Edward J. Wilkinson, married to Lin
da K. (Disque), Claremore, Okla.;
daughter, Karen A'. Wilkinson, wife of
Regis Dietrick, Patton; grand
daughters: Jennifer L. and Jacquelyn
S. Wilkinson, and Stephanie and
Melissa Dietrick; sisters, Jane Row
land, Patton; Florence Mitchell, Wil4ow Grove; Bertha Charney, Spangler,
and Phyllis. Leaper, Patton. An Army
veteran of Korean Conflict Had 35
years of service at Bethlehem Steel
Corp., Johnstown. A member of Coalport Lodge 574, F.& A.M. He attended
Patton Presbyterian Church. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at Stevens Funeral Home
inc., Patton. Additional viewing will
be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of
service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Patton
Presbyterian Church, with Pastor
William E. Lawson officiating. Inter
ment, Fairview Cemetery, Patton.
Military graveside rites will be con
ducted by Patton American Legion
and V.F.W. Family suggests memori
als be made to Patton Presbyterian
Church in memory of Ken. Masonic
service, 7:30 p.m. Monday at funeral
home.
SEITZ - Robert A., 7§, Catherine
Street, (U^AprU18,1996, at Lee Hos
pital. Born Jan. 31, 1920, in Johns
town, son of late John and Marie
(Schellhammer) Seitz. Survived by
aunts, Dorothy Caputo and Anna Mae
Moehler, both of Johnstown. Retired
crane operator for Bethlehem Steel
Corp. Member of Knights of Colum
bus, 10409 Father Ian Council; Holy.
Name Society, and St. Joseph Catho
lic Church, where Mass of Christian .
Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Wednesday. Friends received from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Frank
Duca Funeral Home, Downtown
Chapel, corner of Jackson and Locust
streets. Interment, St. Joseph Ceme
tery.
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MRSNIK — Vida Jean, 78, Geistown,
died April 29, 1996, at Lee Hospital.
Born Sept. 14, 1917, in Johnstown,
daughter of Tony and Angnes (An-
zelec) Logar. Preceded in death by
parents; husband, Rudolph F. Sr., in
1986; sister, Velma Litz; and brother,
Tony Logar Jr. Survived by these
children: Rudolph F. Jr., married to
former Evelyn Partsch; Richland;
and Judith Ann, wife of Gary Lubert,
Jackson Township; also grandchil
dren, Amy Joy Mrsnik and Ryan and
Raina Lubert. Sister of Frank Logar,
Fairless Hills, Pa. A graduate of
Johnstown High School, Class of 1935.
Member of St. Benedict Catholic
Church, Geistown. A charter member
of East Hills Federated Democratic
Women's Club. Member of Geistown
Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.
Delegate of Cambria County Volun
teer Firemen's Association Auxiliary.
Member of East Hills Seniors and
Richland Area Seniors. Former Dem
ocratic Commetteewoman in Geis
town Borough. Volunteer for East
Hills Senior Activity Center. A 60year life member of SNPJ. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at The Harris Funeral
Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be cele
brated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St
Benedict's church, the Rev. Monsignor Joseph R. Klniry, PA, VF. Inter
ment, St Joseph Cemetery.
EPERJESSY - Ernest Z., M.D, 83,
324 Boise St., Johnstown, died April
29, 1996, at Windber Regional Hospice. Born June 20, 1912, in Johns
town, son of Stephen and Mary (Gyurisin) Eperjessy. Preceded in dfeath
by parents; first wife, former Evelyn
Burnworth, R.N.; and sister, Yolanda
Nabuda. Survived by wife, former Ju-
liann M. Vargo, R.N.; son, Robert S.,
married to former Angie DiGiacomo,
Milpitas, Calif.; and granddaughter,
Lisa M. Brother of Charlotte Varner,
Johnstown; and Cecilia Dutra, Gram
pian, Pa. Also survived by nephews,
Joel and Dyke Dutra; other nieces
and nephews; mother-in-law, Mary T.
Vargo, and friend; Freddie Tantorno,
Windber, and broihers=ia4aw, Sig,
antfwifef Jean Vargo, Andover, Ohio;
Tom, and wife, Lynn Vargo, Perry,
Ohio; and Joseph Vargo, Windber. A
1938 graduate of Hahnemann Medical
School, Philadelphia. Served as a ma
jor with U.S. Army Medical Corps,
1939-45. Practicing physician and as
sociate of Windber Hospital, from
1946-present Lifetime member of
National Rifle Association. Member
of AMA; Windber American Legion,
Post 137; Windber VFW, Post 4795;
Windber Sportsmeii; and Windber
Country Club. Together with his first
wife, Evelyn; won the Husband and
Wife Trapshobtihg Championship of
America in 1964. Friends received
from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Meek
Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where
service will be held at-10 a.m. Thurs
SHEARER — Robert G., 80, Windber,
died April 29, 1996, at home. Born
Feb. 7,1916, in Windber, son of John
and Jeanette (Morgan) Shearer. Pre
ceded in death by parents; wife, for
mer Betty Ann Mate; brothers, Willis
G. and John M.; and sisters, Violet
Hoffman, Marga
ret Weyant and
Jean Shaffer. Sur
vived by daugh
ter, Beverly, wife
of Jan Asa Fick-
ling, Austin, Tex
as. Brother of
Mary, wife of Al-
vin "Pete" Ream,
Silver
Spring,
_
Md.; and Dorothy Emmel, Johnstown.
Also survived by numerous nieces
and nephews. Retired from Pheasant
& Shearer Construction Co. life
member of Elks, Lodge 175, Johns
town; and Windber Fire Co. No. 1.
Member of First Lutheran Church,
Windber, Somerset County Firemen's
Association; and Modern Woodman.
Associate member of FOE. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at Meek Funeral Home Inc.,
Windber, where service will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev.
Dennis Doebler. Interment, Richland
Cemetery.
day, the Rev. Adrian, T.OJL In lieu of
flowers, family requests donations be
made to Windber Regional Hospice.
Military graveside service by
Menoher Post 155, VFW Ritual Team.
Interment, Richland Cemetery.
GENOVESE — Rosella, 73, Turner
Apartments, Ebensburg, died April
29, 1996, at Good Samaritan Medical
Center. Born May 21, 1922, in
McKeesport, daughter of Nora Rob
ertson. Preceded in death by parents;
husband, Domenick; sister, Grace;
and brother, Charles. Survived by
these children: Sandra Davis, Califor
nia; Donna, wife of W. Patrick
James, Esq., Johnstown; Sam, mar
ried to former Delbra Huffman, Ken
tucky, Christine; wife of Greg Giorgetti, California;
and Joseph,
Maryland; also nine grandchildren.
Sister of Ronald Robertson, and wife,
Sophie, Mineral Point; and Edith Sav
age, Hastings. Member of Holy Name
Catholic Church, Ebensburg. Presi
dent of Turner Apartments Tenant
Council. No public visitation. Private
family service and interment at
Grandview Cemetery, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus officiating.
Family is being served by The Harris
Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane,
Richland.
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TRINGHESE - Domineck C, 79, 154
Horner St., died April 27,1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Born Feb. 20,
1911, in Mount Pleasant, son of late
Carmine and Domenica (Serignola)
Tringhese. Preceded in death by
brothers, John and Carmen. Survived
by wife, former
Ruth H. Fox; and
children,
Karl,
Greensburg; and
Sunday,
wife of
S. Howard
War-
nock,
Irvington,
N.Y.;
grandchil
dren, Mark Char
les and Amy Ni
cole
Warnock;
and great-granddaughter, Olivia R.
Warnock. Brother of Albert, Uniontown; and Mary Gullia, Pittsburgh.
Retired shop manager from Cambria
Springs
Service. Army veteran,
World War n, served in Normandy,
Northern France and Germany. Was
a prisoner of war and a recipient of
the Purple Heart Also served in Ger
many during the Korean War. A life
member of Charles T. Menoher Post
155, VFW. Member of 628th Tank Bat
talion. Also a member of Richland
Mall Walk and Stride Club; and St
John Gualbert Cathedral, where Mass
of Christian Burial will be held at 10
a.m. Thursday, Monsignor George B.
Flinn, VG. Interment, Forest Lawn
Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at The PickingTreece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., where
wake service will be held Wednesday.
Johnstown,
PA
HARRIS — Joseph F., Y3, Souderton,
Pa., native of Johnstown, died April
27, 1996. Preceded in death by par
ents, Charles A." and Magdalena
(Sperlein) Harris; and brother, Ber
nard Harris. Beloved husband for 49
years of. Marie T.- (nee Ravida)
Harris; and devoted father of Donald
A. (and Theresa nee Kirk), Bensalem;
Beverly L. (and Francis J.) Ernst,
Langhorne; Patricia J. (and Joseph J.)
Plover, Souderton; and Ronald B.
Harris (and his fiancee, Linda M.
Smith), Bensalem; loving grandfather
of eight Also surviving are his
brother, Raymond V. (and Lois nee
Makin) Harris, Tampa, Fla; and sev
eral nieces and nephews. Born in
Johnstown; Retired from SealtestPenn Brook dairies, after 29 years of
service. Was employed for the past 11
years Cundari Trucking for the U.S.
IPostal Service. World War II veteran,
having served in 17th Armored Eng.
Bo. and 2nd Armored Division. Life
time member of VFW. Past chief and
life member of Nottingham Fire Co.
for 30 years. Relatives and friends
are invited to the funeral at 9:30 a.m.
Friday in the Hoffmann Funeral
Home> Bensalem. Mass of Christian
Burial, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima
church.-- Interment,
Resurrection
Cemetery. Friends will be received
by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs
day in the funeral home.
PARKINSON - Rose, 89, Church of
the Brethren Home, died April 29,
1996, at Lee Hospital. Born Aug. 5,
1906, in Johnstown, daughter of Aug
ust and Carolina (Kollak) Younga.
Preceded in death by parents; hus
band, James; and sisters, Mary Burbulla, Anna Hynicka, Helen Miller
and Elizabeth McGough. Survived by
nieces and nephews. Friends received
from 11 a.m. until the time of service
at 1 p.m. Wednesday at HendersonKetterer Funeral Home, Geistown,
the Rev. David L. Parker. Interment,
Richland Cemetery.
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COONEY — Mary Lou, 41, Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Barnesboro, died
April 29, 1996, at the Hospice Resi
dence, Pensacola, Fla. She was loved,
nurtured, and raised by Josephine
Cooney. Preceded in death by her
nurturing mother, Josephine Cooney,
sister, Carol Jean Rhelos; and
brother, John. Survived by niece,
Janet Rhelos Munn, married to
George; and their children: Kaylha,
Jhordan and Anyn. Sister of Dorothy
Solnosky, Euclid, Ohio; Mary Monou,
Webster N.Y.; Betty Bonneau,
Barnesboro; Henry, Myrtle Beach,
S.C.; Robert and Joseph Michael, both
of Cleveland, Ohio; and Joseph Rich
ard, Denver, Colo. Employed as a
home health aid at Olsen Kimberly
Quality Care, Pensacola. Member of
St Mary Catholic Church, Pensacola,
and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cath
olic Church, Barnesboro. Friends re
ceived from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at LongContres Funeral Home Inc., Barnes
boro, where scriptural wake service
■will be held Sunday; Mass of Chris
tian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30
a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Catholic Church, Franciscan
Fathers, TOR. Interment, church
cemetery.
LEPETA - John £., 79, Blairsville,
formerly of Johnstown, died April 29,
1996, at Indiana Hospital. Born June
13, 1916, in Johnstown, son of Steve
and Susan (Machto) Lepeta. Preceded
in death by parents; and sisters, Ludmilla, Dobie and Anne Demmener.
Survived by wife, former Ruth (Lebosky) Voytko; children: Joseph E. Voytko, and wife, Natalie Urban, of Hollidaysburg;
Richard Voytko of
Hollsopple; sisters, Mildred Spewock
of Export; and Helen L. Morrison,
Monroeville. Retired employee of
Penelec, Homer City Generating Cen
ter. Member of American Legion,
Post 294; VFW, Post 7022. Navy vet
eran, World War IL Friends received
from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fran
cis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
Street, where funeral service will be
held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery.
GIBSON — Finnie L., 57, 308 Gray
Ave., died April 30, 1996, at Lee Hos
pital. Friends received from 7 to 9
p.m. Thursday at John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. Com
plete obituary and time of service in
Thursday's paper.
Johnstown, PA
BERKEBILE - Frank L., 87, Wash
ington Avenue, Windber, formerly of
New Paris, died April 29, 1996, at
Good Samaritan hospital. Born Aug.
5, 1908, in South Fork, son of John
Henry and Myrtle (Wilson) Berkebile.
Preceded in death by parents; broth
ers, Emmanuel and Lester; and sis
ter, Mabel Flenner. Survived by wife,
former Mae Myers; and these chil
dren: Ona B., wife of Jacob Lester,
Elton; Owen, married to former Anna
Marie Beam, Charleston, W.Va.; and
Fred, married to former Gloria Free
man, Boston, Va.; also five grandchil
dren;* and
14
great-grandchildren.
Member of Pine Grove United Meth
odist Church of New Paris. Family
will receive friends from 10 a.m. until
the time of funeral service at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Homer J. George Funer
al Home, Salix, the Revs. Allen O.
Grimm Jr. and Denton Lester. Inter
ment, Mount Hope Cemetery.
BYERS — Agnes A., 82, of Johnstown,
formerly of Greensburg, died Tues
day, April 30, 1996, in Johnstown.
Born Nov. 16, 1913, in Youngwood,
daughter of late I.C. and Bertha
Johns Ross. Member of Jeannette As
sembly of God Church and Dames of
Malta. In addition to her parents, she
was predeceased by two brothers, Al
bert and Frederick Ross; and a sister,
Ada Farren. She is survived by her
husband, Frank W. Byers; daughter,
Mrs. Frank (Kay) Spriggs Jr. of
Johnstown; grandson, Scott A. Spriggs
of Williamsville, N.Y.; and brother,
James Ross of Youngwood. Friends
received at Barnhart Funeral Home,
505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, on
Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services
will be held in the funeral home Fri
day at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Martin
R. Koss officiating. Entombment will
follow in the Colonial Chapel Mauso
leum, St. Clair Cemetery.
GAUNT — Kathlene, 8 days, daugh
ter of Arthur M. Gaunt III and Teresa
A. Brunnet, Beayerdale, died April 29,
1996, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born April 21, 1996, in Windber. Pre
ceded in death by maternal grand
mother, Ruby Brunnet. In addition to
parents, survived by sister, Anna;
stepbrother, Arthur Gaunt IV; step
sister, Debbie; maternal grandfather,
Walter "Pete" Brunnet; and paternal
grandparents, Arthur Jr. and Marjorie Gaunt. Friends received from 9
a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Jean H. Kinley Funeral
Home, Beaverdale, the Rev. Tim
Dietrick officiating. Interment, Pros
pect Cemetery.
GOODMAN - Dorothy, 72, of Jones
Mills, died Monday, Apr\\ 29,1996, in
Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, Done
gal. Born May 9, 1923, in Braddock,
daughter of late Frank and Alice
(Woods) McGowan. Graduate of Penn
Twp. High School and also graduated
from Somerset Hospital School of
Nursing. Prior to her retirement she
worked as a licensed practical nurse
for 20 years with the Frick Hospital
in Mount Pleasant, Pa. Member of St.
Raymond's of the Mountain RC
Church, Donegal. Survived by hus
band of 50 years, Homer Glen Good
man; son, Robert L. Goodman and his
wife, Karen, of Hollsopple; daughter,
Mrs. Dennis (Joanne) Neiderhiser Sr.,
Donegal; two grandchildren, Dennis
Neiderhiser Jr. and his wife, Janine;
and Kerri Neiderhiser, all of Somer
set; and great-granddaughter, Devin
M. Neiderhiser. Last surviving mem
ber of her immediate family. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday in Clyde Brooks Funeral
Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft. Fu
neral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday in St.
Raymond's of the Mountain RC
Church, Donegal, the Rev. Leonard
McAlpin celebrant. Interment, St.
Raymond's Cemetery. A parish wake
service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednes
day at the funeral home.
HARRIS - Joseph F., 73, Souderton,
Pa., native of Johnstown, died April
27, 1996. Preceded in death by par
ents, Charles A. and Magdalena
(Sperlein) Harris; and brother, Ber
nard Harris. Beloved husband for 49
years of Marie T. (nee Ravida)
Harris; and devoted father of Donald
A. (and Theresa nee Kirk), Bensalem;
Beverly L. (and Francis J.) Ernst,
Langhorne; Patricia J. (and Joseph J.)
Plover, Souderton; and Ronald B.
Harris (and his fiancee, Linda M.
Smith), Bensalem; loving grandfather
of eight. Also surviving are his
brother, Raymond V. (and Lois nee
Makin) Harris, Tampa, Fla; and sev
eral nieces and nephews. Born in
Johnstown. Retired from SealtestPenn Brook dairies, after 29 years of
service. Was employed for the past 11
years Cundari Trucking for the U.S.
Postal Service. World War II veteran,
having served in 17th Armored Eng.
Bn. and 2nd Armored Division. Life
time member of VFW. Past chief and
life member of Nottingham Fire Co.
for 30 years. Relatives and friends
are invited to the funeral at 9:30 a.m.
Friday in the Hoffmann Funeral
Home, Bensalem. Mass of Christian
Burial, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima
church.
Interment, Resurrection
Cemetery. Friends will be received
by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs
day in the funeral home.
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CALLAN - Rev. Thomas, TOR, 85, of
Sacred Heart Monastery, Winchester
Va., died April 30,1996, at the monastery. Born Jan. 19, 1911, in Altoona,
son of late William and Mary (Sisk)
Callan. Preceded in death by brother
Father John Callan, a priest of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese; and two
sisters who were members of the Im
maculate Heart of Mary of Marywood College, Scranton, Sister Sarah
and Sister Reparata. Father is sur
vived by a brother, Rual, Sun City,
Ariz. Father's early education was
acquired at Cresson Public School
and St Francis Xavier in Cresson,
and secondary education at St Fran
cis Prep School, Loretto; and Cresson
High School. Father entered the
Province of the Most Sacred Heart of
Jesus, Third Order Regular of St
Francis, on June 21, 1930, in Loretto.
He professed his first vows on June
22,1931; and solemn vows three years
later in Loretto. He was ordained to
the priesthood at the Cathedral of the
Blessed Sacrament by the late Bishop
Guilfoyle, DD, on May 22, 1937. Fa
ther attended St. Francis College, Lo
retto, for four years, graduating in
1934, with a BA degree in philosophy.
Graduate studies were pursued at
West Virginia University, Morgan-
i
^-^
town, W.Va., where he received a MA
degree in English, June 1940. In 1957
Father published "Sidelights on
Shakespeare," a compilation on the
Great Bard of Avon which presents a
detailed look at several areas of
Shakespeare's study, especially that
dealing with religion. Another liter
ary work included "Style Sheet," also
published in 1957. From 1937 to 1972
Father was a member of the English
Department of St. Francis College,
Loretto, and was named chairman in
1948, and held that position until 1968
From June 1, 1972, until March 1991
Father was pastor of Our Lady of
Mount Carmel Church, Ehrenfeld, af
ter which he was assigned to Mount
Assisi Monastery, Loretto, and later,
during his retirement, was moved to
Sacred Heart Monastery, Winchester,
Va. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m!
Thursday at St. Francis Monastery on
the campus of St Francis College,
Loretto, where a vigil prayer service
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at
the Immaculate Conception Chapel,
on the campus, where Mass of Chris
tian Burial will be celebrated at noon
Friday, the Rev. Edmund Carroll,
TOR, Minister Provincial, celebrant
Interment, Franciscan Friar Ceme
tery, Loretto. Arrangements by LenzGibbons Funeral Home, Gallitzin.
Johnstown,
PA
HOVANEC - Margaret C, 83, West
End, formerly of Brownstown, died
May 1,1996, at Good Samaritan Nurs
ing Care Center. Born Feb. 14,1913, in
Johnstown, daughter of George and
Suzanna (Vabich) Krai. Preceded in
death by parents; and sisters, Kate
Krai, Agnes Homer, Mary Langham,
and Anna Smith. Survived by husband
of 55 years, Robert J. Hovanec; and
daughter, Roberta Croft, Johnstown;
also grandchildren, Theresa Innocent;
and Jeffrey and Susan Croft; and
great-granddaughter, Cristi N.
Innocent. Sister of Telford L. Krai,
Chicago. Member of Council 647,
Catholic Daughters of America; Eng
lish Christian Mothers; and St.
Therese Catholic Church, where Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Bernard
Karmanocky. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to
9 p.m. Thursday at Francis G. Ozog
Home Inc., Broad Street.
MAGISTRO - Philip, 92, 304
Susquehanna St., formerly of the West
End, died May 1, 1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born May 23,1903, in
Sicily, Italy, son of Joseph and
Carmela (Cassella) Magistro. Preced
ed in death by parents; daughter,
Catherine
P.
Stofko; brother,
Theodore; and
sister, Carmela.
Survived by wife
of 64 years, Mary
(Spramelli);
daughters,
Carmela, with
whom he resided;
and
Theresa,
married to J. Donald Cammerata,
Lancaster; son-in-law, Andrew Stofko
Jr., Johnstown; grandsons, Craig
Stofko and Jeffrey Cammerata;
great-granddaughter, Catherine N.
Stofko; brother, Louis, married to
Tina, Johnstown; and sister, Jose
phine Mondello, Sicily; also numerous
nieces and nephews. Owner/operator
of former West End Electric Supply,
from 1939 to 1974. Member, and for
mer treasurer, of Sons of Italy, Johns
town Lodge 1614. Served as treasurer
of the Sons of Italy, District 9. Also
served on various committees for the
Grand Lodge of Pa. Member of Re
tired Men's Club; Holy Name Society
and St. Therese Catholic Church,
where Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the
Rev. Father Bernard Karmanocky.
Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Frank Duca Funeral Home,
Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher
Blvd. Interment, Grandview Ceme
tery.
BARBER - Kathryn, 94, Forest Hills
Drive, Sidman, died April 21,1996, at
Windber Hospice. Born Oct. 20, 1901
in Clarion, daughter of Dr. John and
Sara (Hoekensworth) Valentine. Wife
of Thomas R. Barber. Memorial serv
ice will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at
Memorial Baptist Church, 210 Vine
St., Johnstown. Arrangements by Ho
mer J. George Funeral Home.
BOBLICK - John, 84, Windber, died
April 30, 1996, at Windber Hospital.
Born June 23,1911, in Portage, son of
Michael and Veronica (Zambick) Boblick. Preceded in death by parents;
sisters, Anna Steffish and Mitzi
Scopp; and brothers, Michael, Thom
as, Nichlos and George. Survived by
wife of 61 years, former Marie Michlo; son, John M., married to former
Barbara Jean Bragg, Rockville, Md.;
and daughter, Barbara B., wife of
Donald G. Hanley, Royersford; grand
daughter, Christine; and numerous
nieces and nephews. Retired coal
miner, with 40 years' service, from
Berwind-White Coal Co. Member of
UMWA, Scalp Level Local 5229. Also
member of Fraternal Order of Ea
gles, Aerie 1633, Windber. Charter
member of SS. Peter & Paul Ortho
dox Church, Windber. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at William Kisiel Funeral
Home, Windber. Brief service at 9:30
a.m. Saturday at the funeral home,
followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.
at SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church,
the Very Rev. David J. Smoley. Inter
ment, church cemetery. Funeral
service, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funer
al home.
CALDWELL - Fred E., 58, 935
N. 13th St., San Pedro, Calif., former
ly of Johnstown, died April 27,1996, in
San Pedro. Born June 22, 1937, in
Johnstown, son of Fred and Dorothy
(Long) CaldwelL Preceded in death
by father. Survived by mother, Johns
town; wife, former Lois Giffin; and
sons, Timothy and Patrick Caldwell,
all of California; also two grandchil
dren. Brother of Margaret AM wife of
Raymond Koenig, New Paris. Selfemployed owner of a trucking com
pany. Former member Homestead
Avenue United Methodist Church,
Johnstown. Memorial service will be
held Friday at Hope United Method
ist Church, Poway, Calif.
Me FADDEN - C. William IV, 82, of
730 Bloom St, Johnstown, formerly of
Ebensburg, died April 27,1996, at Lee
Hospital, Johnstown. Born July 12,
1913, in Philadelphia, son of Charles
W. HI and Julia A. (Shiffer) McFadden. Interment, Forest Lawn Memo
rial Park, where private service was
held. Contributions may be made to
the Arthritis Foundation.
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TRINGHESE — Domineck C, 79, 154
Homer St., died April 27,1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Born Feb. 20,
1917, in Mount Pleasant, son of late
Carmine and Domenica (Serignola)
Tringhese. Preceded in death by
brothers, John and Carmen. Survived
by wife, former
Ruth H. Fox; and
children, Karl,
Greensburg; and
Sunday, wife of
S. Howard Warnock, Irvington,
N.Y.; grandchil
dren, Mark Char
les and Amy Ni
cole Warnock;
and great-granddaughter, Olivia R.
Warnock. Brother of Albert, Union-
town; and Mary Gullia, Pittsburgh.
Retired shop manager from Cambria
Springs Service. Army veteran,
World War H, served in Normandy,
Northern France and Germany. Was
a prisoner of war and a recipient of
the Purple Heart. Also served in Ger
many during the Korean War. A life
member of Charles T. Menoher Post
155, VFW. Member of 628th Tank Bat
talion. Also a member of Richland
Mall Walk and Stride Club; and St.
John Gualbert Cathedral, where Mass
of Christian Burial will be held at 10
a.m. Thursday, Father James D.
Tringhese. Interment, Forest Lawn
Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at The PickingTreecerBennett Mortuary Inc., where
wake service will be held Wednesday.
GIBSON - Finnie L., 57, 308 Gray
Ave., died April 30,1996, at Lee Hos
pital. Born March 23,1939, in Dothan,
Ala., son of Rosman and Hattie
(Keener) Gibson. Preceded in death
by parents; wife, former Beverly Mae
Barnett; and brothers, Winfred, Al
fred and Joseph. Survived by chil
dren: Kimberlyn Gibson, Lancaster,
and Darryl Gibson, Johnstown.
Brother of Napoleon Gibson, Virginia
Beach, Va. Also survived by grand
children, Takeesha Lewis, Johnstown;
Lamont Jones, Pittsburgh; and Dara
Gibson, Johnstown; a number of
nieces, nephews and cousins; and spe
cial friend, Sonny McDaniels. Retired
from Bethlehem Steel Corp. U.S. Air
Force veteran. Friends received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at
Bethel AME Church, 180 New St.,
Prospect, where service will be held
at noon Friday, the Rev. Robert C.
Taylor. Interment, Benshoff Hill
Cemetery. Arrangements by John
Henderson Co. Funeral Home.
Johnstown, PA
WOMER — Howard S., 86, Moxham,
died April 30, 1996, at Arbutus Park
Manor. Bora Jan. 10,1910, in Bon Air,
son of late John R. and Mary (Tilley)
Women Preceded in death by par
ents; brother, Richard; sisters, Evelyn
Rose and Alverda Grebos. Beloved
husband for 55 years of Nora P.
(Simmons) Womer, and devoted fa
ther of Jane D. Womer; and Linda,
wife of Jonathan Freeburg, both of
Johnstown; loving grandfather of
Chad Davis, husband of Jill Dorsey of
Cleveland, Ohio; Kelly Davis of
Hagerstown, Md.; and Cory Freeburg
of Johnstown; and great-grandchil
dren, Kyra and Brandon. Also sur
vived by aunt, Lillie Fisher of Johns
town; and these brothers and sisters,
Charles of San Diego, Calif.; Thomas,
husband of Lilla of Pittsburgh;
James, husband of Ruth of Bement,
111.; Hannah, wife of Rev. Don K.
Rager of Johnstown; Beatrice Penney
of New Providence, N.J; and sisterin-law, Leah Womer of Hamburg,
N.Y. Retired from Lee Hospital after
26 years' of service. Member of
Johnstown Grace Brethren Church,
where he served as Sunday school
teacher, deacon and trustee. A memo
rial service will be held at Johnstown
Grace Brethren Church on Friday,
May 3, at 3:30 p.m., the Rev. Don K.
Rager and the Rev. Rod Lingenfelter,
with visitation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
at the church. In lieu of flowers, fami
ly requests contributions be made to
the Johnstown Grace Brethren
Church.
GABOR — Lois E., 55, Shoemaker
Street, Nanty Glo, died May 1,1996, at
Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Bora Jan. 29, 1941, in Patton, daugh
ter of late Donald and Mary (Miller)
Weakland. Survived by husband,
Thomas R., to whom she was married
31 years; children, Roxann, at home,
fiancee.of Chris Lloyd, Ebensburg;
and Shawn, at home; and grandson,
Jason Gabon Sister of Donald, Hast
ings; Ronald, Patton; and Leonard,
Washington state. Member of St
Mary RC Church, Nanty Glo; ICBU,
Patton; and Nanty Glo Fire Ladies
Auxiliary (23 years), where she had
been a Cambria County delegate.
Mrs. Gabor was an avid bingo player.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at Askew-Houser Fu
neral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where
wake service will be held that eve
ning. Funeral Liturgy will be cele
brated at 11 a.m. Friday at St Mary's
church, Monsignor John J. Little, cel
ebrant. Interment, Holy Name Ceme
tery, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Nanty
Glo Volunteer Fire Co. in her mem
ory. Nanty Glo Fire Ladies will hold
a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thurs
day at the funeral home.
TRAHANOVSKY - Sara Jane, 63,
Vinco, died May 1, 1996, at home.
Bora May 15, 1932, in Millersville,
daughter of Joseph and Kathryn
(Munson) Welk. Preceded in death by
parents; husband, Dr. Nicholas A., in
1972; and daughter, Kathryn, in 1981.
Survived by these children: Jane
Trahanovsky, Newport Beach, Calif.;
Nicholas, Columbus, Ohio; Mark, and
wife, Valerie, Diamond Bar, Calif.;
Paul, Vinco; and Joanna, wife of Da
vid Dickert, Vinco; also grandchil
dren, Ariana, Dana and Sasha. Sister
of Harry, and John, both of Lancas
ter; Lucy, Paradise; Kathryn New
comer, Willow Street, Pa.; Dolores
Byers, Conestoga; Joan Kohler, Col
umbia; Joyce K. Peters, and Nancy
Maysilles, both of Lancaster. Member
of Vinco Brethren Church; Sunshine
Sunday school class; and Jackson
Township Volunteer Fire Co. auxilia
ry. Also served as a volunteer at St.
Andrew's Village, Indiana. Funeral
service will be held at 1 p.m. Satur
day at Vinco Brethren Church, Pastor
Jerry L. Fike officiating. Interment
will be held at St. John's Orthdox
Church Cemetery, the Very Rev.
George Johnson officiating. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at The Baker-Harris Funeral
Chapel, Conemaugh, and one-hour
prior to service at the church. Family
suggests donations to Vinco Brethren
Church or Jackson Township Volun
teer Fire Co., in memory of Mrs.
Trahanovsky.
POULAKOS - Gus A., 80, Johns
town, died April 29,1996, at the home
of his niece. Bora Oct 21,1915, in But
ler, son of Anthony Lewis and Alexan
dra (Exarharkos) Poulakos. Preceded
in death by parents; brothers, Lewis
Anthony and Michael G.; and sister,
Maria Poulakos. Survived by brother
and sisters, John, Mount Airy, Md.;
Stella Zink, Baltimore, Md^ and
Pauline Contakos, Cocoa Beach, Fla.;
sisters-in-law, Catherine Paulakos,
and Mary Paulakos, both of Johns
town; and many nieces and nephews.
Member of St Mary Hellenic Ortho
dox Church; VFW and Moose Lodge.
Self-employed as an electrician.
World War n veteran, serving as a
bomb-site mechanic and electrician
with 1264th Army Air Force in the
European Theater. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at
John
Henderson
Co.
Funeral
Home, Central Avenue, where Trisa-
gion service will be held at 8:30 p.ni.
Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m.
Friday at St Mary's church, Father
Vladimir Demshuk. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Memorial con
tributions may be made to Windber
Hospice or St Mary Hellenic Ortho
dox Church.
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Me GOWAN. — Anna G., 91, formerly
of Hooversville, beloved mother and
grandmother, died May 3, 1996, at
Church of the Brethren Home, Windber. Born April 13, 1905, in Seward,
beloved daughter of Homer and Etta
(Attwood) Dorney. Preceded in death
by parents; husband, Vincent; sisters,
Alice and Edith; daughter, Elizabeth
Lantzy;
an
infant
daughter,
Rosemary; and sons, William, Jack,
and Daniel. Survived by these chil
dren: Vincent, married to former Ani
ta Elvin, Johnstown; James, married
to former Mildred Zibiski, Beaver;
Mary Ann, married to Frank Kaminsky Sr., Stoystown R.D. 2; Patricia
Bartek, Long Island, N.Y.; and Jo
seph, married to former Annette
Jackson, Raleigh, N.C.; daughters-inlaw, Bertha (Harris) McGowan, Forestville, Md.; and Irene (Cosgrove)
McGowan, Tampa, Fla. Also grand
daughters, Linda, Beverly, Jill, Kath
leen, Christine, Beth Ann, Susan, Ei
leen, and Joanne; grandsons, John,
Bobby, John, Michael, Vince, Patrick,
Tim, Greg, Mark, Frank, Thomas,
James, John, Kevin, Dennis, Chris,
and Danny, 46 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Member of Holy Family Catholic
Church, Hooversville. Family will re
ceive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m.
Sunday
at
Deaner
Funeral
Home, Hooversville, where wake
service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held
at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family
Catholic Church, Hooversville, the
Rev. Samuel Zebron, OFM-Conv.
Interment, Holy Family Cemetery.
GILMOUR — Romaine, 95, Somerset
R.D. 2, died May 2,1996, at Somerset
Hospital, Somerset. Born Feb. 28,
1901, in Stoystown, daughter of
George S. and Minnie Jane (Koontz)
Lohr. Preceded in death by parents;
husband, Robert A. Gilmour, who
died Dec. 21, 1980; brother, Donald J.
Lohr, and sisters, Erma (Lohr) Long
and Freda (Lohr) Custer. Survived by
a number of nieces and nephews.
Member of Grace Lutheran Church,
Stoystown; The Philip Dressier Cen
ter for the Arts. Honorary member,
Somerset Welfare League. Charter
member of Somerset Welfare
League. Member of Somerset Garden
Club. Former member of Somerset
Country Club. Member of Somerset
Chapter 138, OES; Somerset Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary; Somerset Coun
ty Humane Society. Graduate of Som
erset High School. Past president,
Belle Vernon Motel/Corporation, and
past vice president, Gilmour Manu
facturing Co. Friends received from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at
Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Som
erset, where service will be conduct
ed at 2 p.m. Sunday, May. 5, the Rev.
Walter L. Startzel and Rev. Robert L.
Hoover Jr. officiating. Interment,
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REESEY - Harold E. "Red," 88, 207
Ottawa St, formerly of Bedford
Street, died May 2, 1996, at home.
Born July 10,1907, in Johnstown, son
of late Riley and Laura (Feather)
Reesey. Preceded in death by par- ents; wife, Mary Amanda (McNeal)
Reesey, who died March 9, 1989; and
daughter, Gloria Jean Testerman.
Survived by these children, Mrs.
Ethel Mae Sullivan, Ambler, Pa.;
Kenneth L. Reesey, Richland Town
ship; and Rose M. Reesey, Elton; also
nine grandchildren and six great
grandchildren. Lifetime member of
Christ United Methodist Church,
Johnstown. Pensioner of Bethlehem
Steel Corp., with 46 years1 service.
Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sat
urday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sun
day at Henderson-Ketterer Funeral
Home, Geistown, where funeral serv
ice will be held at 11 a.m., Monday,
the Rev. Hugh McKnight. Interment,
Richland Cemetery.
SHANK - Melvin Roger, 54, Bolivar,
died May 3, 1996, at Beacon Manor,
Indiana. Born March 23,1942, in Boli
var, son of late Melvin G. and Sara
(Brett) Shank. Preceded in death by
sister, Sara Kells, and brother, Rob
ert Lee Shank. Brother of George L,
Bolivar; Ralph W., New Florence
R.D. 1; James O., Hamburg, N.Y.
Also survived by 11 nephews and four
nieces. Employed by Bellaire Corp. of
North Dakota, as an environmental
techician. Member of Robinson
Church of the Brethren; National
Rifle Association; and Gun Dealers of
Pennsylvania. Friends received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
J. Paul McCracken Funeral Home,
Bolivar, where funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Monday, the Rev.
R. Kenneth Keiper. Interment, Boli
var Westview Cemetery.
STAMMLER — Andrew Gordon Rus
sell, 29, died April 7,1996, at his home
in Seattle, Wash. Born in Orange,
N.J., and graduated from Salina Cen
tral High School, Salina, Kan., in 1984.
Survived by his loving parents,
George H. and Marguerite H.
Stammler; two brothers, William
G.F. and Philip C.E. Stammler, and
one sister, Eileen Chew. Memorial
service will be held at the family bur
ial plot at Grandview Cemetery, at 11
a.m. Monday, May 6, Bishop Fred
Broberg. Arrangements are being
handled by The Picking-Treece-Ben-
nett Mortuary Inc. "May Andrew
have everlasting peace." '
MICHAELS - J. David, 67, Maumee
Ohio, formerly of Portage, died May
2, 1996, in Toledo, Ohio. Son of Thom
as S. and Mary (Visosky) Michaels.
Preceded in death by parents;
brother, Francis J.; and sisters, Mary
Toole and Velma Servinsky. Survived
by wife, former Sylvia A. Miscoe; and
these children: Blaise, married to for
mer Barbara Shuta, Portage; David
Lincoln Park, Mich.; Amy, wife of
John Kittell, Stafford, Va.; Coleen,
wife of Mark Jerome, Charlotte, N.C.
Marianne, wife of Michael Starchville, Lilly; Linda, wife of Phillip DiNenno, Westminster, Md.; Gregory,
married to former Kimberlee Carmony, Hartford, Conn.; and Patrice, wife
of Tony Andrews, Stevensville, Md.;
also 15 grandchildren. Brother of Sis
ter Mary Salome, RSM, Cresson; El
eanor Hook, Harrisburg; Imelda
Flegal, Fort Myers, Fla.; Father Emmett, Accomac, Va.; and Stephen,
Blue Knob. Also survived by numer
ous nieces and nephews. Death ends
marriage union of 43 years. U.S. Navy
veteran. Member of Portage Post 430,
American Legion. Graduate of St
Louis University. Certified physi
cian's assistant. Former clinical as
sistant professor in Department of
Family Medicine and assistant pro
fessor of the School of Allied Health,
at the Medical College of Ohio. Exec
utive director of Ohio Geriatrics Soci
ety. Former executive director of
Family Practice Associates, Portage.
Director of development of Keystone
Health Systems Agency, Altoona.
Partner in Michaels of Portage Inc.
Member of St. Joan of Arc Parish and
choir, Maumee, Ohio. Former direc
tor of men's and combined choirs, St.
Joseph's church, Portage. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at Coyle Funer
al Home, Toledo, Ohio, and from 2 to
4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dennis C.
Beck Funeral Home, Portage. Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, Portage, Father
George Koharchik, Monsignor Mi
chael Servinsky and Father Emmett
Michaels concelebrants. Interment,
St. Mary's Cemetery, New Germany,
with military graveside rite. Veter
ans' memorial service will be held at
7 p.m. Tuesday and wake service will
be held Tuesday evening. In lieu of
flowers, family requests donations be
made to American Diabetes Associa
tion or American Cancer Society.
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The Tribune Democrat,
NAGLE — Isabel G., 92, Lewistown,
formerly of Boswell, died May 3,1996,
at Lewistown Hospital. Born March
27, 1904, in Patton, daughter of Rob
ert MacLaren and Catherine (Cum
mins). Preceded in death by parents;
first husband, Charles Rheam; and
second husband, Myrle Nagle. Sur
vived by children: Mrs. Boyd (Dolo
res) Kerstetter, Lewistown; Mrs. Wil
liam (Marion) Stackhouse, Camp Hill;
Mrs. Robert (Betty) Reeder, Lewis
town; and R. Edward Rheam, Califor
nia. Viewing, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
Barr Funeral Home, Lewistown. Also
viewing 11 a.m. Monday at Hoffman
Funeral Home, Allegheny Street,
Boswell, until time of service. Mass
of Christian Burial at noon Monday at
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bosweil,
the Rev. Father Blase Wegierski.
Interment, Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Boswell, Pa.
PANAR — Faye E., 83, Barnesboro,
died May 3,1996, at Altoona Hospital.
Born April 30, 1913, in Barnesboro,
daughter of Francis and Barsetta
Neckley. Preceded in death by par
ents; daughter, Rose Barnosky; and
brothers: Leo and Francis; and sister,
Naomi. Survived by husband, Michael
A.; and these children: Michael A. Jr.,
married to Agnes (Milko), Johnstown;
Gloria J., wife of Edward Stohon,
Barnesboro; and Karen Panaro, Patton; also 16 grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren. Member of Holy
Cross Catholic Church, Spangler.
Friends received from 2 toHi and 7 to
9 p.m. Sunday at Moriconi Funeral
Home Inc., Spangler, where wake
service will be held in the evening.
Mass of Christian Burial will be cele
brated 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross
Catholic Church, the Rev. Dr. David
W. Cronauer, celebrant. Interment,
church cemetery.
Johnstown, FA
HAY 6
1996
WEBB — Ralph L. Jr., 68, Alum
Bank, died May 5, 1996, at Bedford
County Memorial HospitaL Born
June 23, 1927, at Ashtola, son of the
late Ralph L. Sr. and Ethel (Mock)
Webb. Preceded in death by three
brothers: Forrest, Gene Ray and Ivan
Ernest; and sister, Marie Fleegle.
Survived by his wife, Lillian (Hor-
vath); and these children: Dennis,
married to the former Carol Conner,
Alum Bank; Brenda, wife of Wayne
Mickey, Du Bois; Wanda, wife of Ir
ving Bridges, Claysburg; and Brian
Webb, New Paris R.D. 1; six grand
children; and one great-grandchild;
and these brothers: Delano, Dean and
Allen, all of Windber, Elwood, Fishertown; and these sisters: Darlyne
Sciotti, Phyllis Rogers, Nancy Tomlinson, all of Windber, Luella Martin,
Loretta Allison and Melva Yarnell,
all of Alum Bank; Evelyn Jarman,
Orlando, Fla. Member of Dunnings
Creek Church of the Brethren; the
Alum Bank Community Fire Compa
ny and past fire chief and member of
board of directors. Served on Pleasantville Borough Council and Pleasantville Borough Water Authority.
Member, Local 1288, Steelworkers
Union. Retired from U.S. Steel Corp.,
Upper Shop, in 1983, after 34 years'
service. Friends will be received 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Ed
ward Blackburn Funeral Home,
Pleasantville, and from 10 a.m. until
time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
May 7, at Dunnings Creek Church of
the Brethren, the Rev. Gregory
Beach. Interment, Ogletown Ceme
tery.
MAY 5
1996
The Tribune Democrat,
HULL - Blaine A. Sr, 79, Woodvale
Heights, died May 3, 1996, at his resi
dence. Born Aug. 21, 1916, in Johns
town, son of the late Thomas and
Mary Hull. Preceded in death by
wife, the former Susan Maydak; and
sister, Stella Brendendorfer. Survived
by sons: Blaine A. Jr., married to the
former Kerry Faight, Woodvale
Heights; Thomas, married to the for
mer Rita Brezovec, Johnstown; and
daughter, Susan, wife of Mark Strandquest, Parker, Colo. Also survived by
grandchildren: Jamie, Blaine III,
Chelsea, Alexander, Michael, Cather
ine, Jessica, and Nathan. Also sur
vived by brothers: John and Edward
Regula, both of Johnstown; and sis
ters: Frances Honkus, Hollsopple; and
Helen Gelles, Solon, Ohio. Member of
UMWA for 42 years; Vietnam Memo
rial VFW Post 4200; ConemaughFranklin American Legion; and NRA.
A World War II Army veteran, hav
ing served 36 months in the European
Theater. Retired employee of Bethle
hem Mines Corp. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at
the
Johnstown,
PA
KURTZ - Joseph Nicholas, 94, Bainbridge, Pa., formerly of Johnstown,
died May 2, 1996, at Leader Nursing
Home, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born Dec.
16, 1901, in Johnstown, son of the late
Conrad and Anna (Hupf) Kurtz. Pre
ceded in death by daughter, Nancy
Elaine; two sisters; and four brothers.
Survived by his wife, Helen A. (Lybarger); and these children: Janice L.,
wife of Michael Demmy, Bainbridge;
and Jeffrey, married to the former
Patricia McCurdy, Memphis, Tenn.;
also six grandchildren and one great
grandchild. Also survived by nephew,
Donald F. Sabo, Brownstown; and
nieces: Lynn Frederick, Johnstown;
and Mary Jane Puet, New Kensing
ton. Member of Oakland Volunteer
Fire Company. Retired from sales
department of the former Penn Traf
fic Co. An Army veteran of World
War II. Family receiving friends 2 to
4 p.m. Sunday at the Geisel Funeral
Home, Dale, where funeral service
will be held 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev.
Paul Stauffer. Interment, St. John's
Cemetery.
Henderson-Makuchan-Ketterer
Funeral Home, Conemaugh, where
funeral service will be held 1 p.m.
Tuesday, the Rev. David L. Karlberg.
Interment, Assumption BVM Ceme
tery. Graveside military rites by
Charles T. Menoher Post 155.
KAUFFMAN — Mrs. Mary, 84,
Beaverdale, died May 4, 1996, at Lee
Hospital. Born Feb. 12, 1912, in Span-
gler, daughter of John and Ann Kanapic. Preceded in death by parents;
three brothers; and two sisters. Sur
vived by her husband, John J.; and
son, Danny, married to the former
Lois Duncan, Oil City; also two grand
children; and one great-grandson.
Also survived by sister, Verna Doray,
Hartford, Conn. Member of Altar and
Rosary Society of St. Mary's Church.
Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m.
LUNDQUIST — James EL, 77, Laurel
Crest Manor, Ebensburg, formerly of
Patton, died Friday, May 3, 1996, at
Conemaugh Medical Center, Johns
town. Born Aug. 9,1918, in Patton, son
of John August and Jennie Emelia
(Holm) Lundquist. Preceded in death
by parents; brothers: Robert and
Carl; and sister, Margaret Wyse. Sur
vived by sister, Jane Paulson, of St.
Joseph, Mo. An Army veteran of
World War II. No viewing or visita
tion. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday
at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., Pat
ton, with Pastor Gary Grau, officiat
ing. Interment, Fairview Cemetery,
Patton.
MOORE - Mildred M. "Babe," 40,
Chester, Pa., formerly of Sewell, N.J.,
Sunday and Monday at Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale,
where Panachida will be sung 7 p.m.
Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tues
day at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic
died May 2, 1996, at home. Sister of
Kolcun, officiating. Interment, church
she lived. Also survived by many
nieces and nephews. Mass of Chris
tian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m.
Tuesday, May 7, at St. Francis
DeSales Roman Catholic Church,
New Road, Lenni, Pa., where friends
may call from 10:30 a.m. Interment,
St. Francis DeSales Cemetery. Dona
tions to Compassionate Care Hospice
Inc., 100 Granite Drive, Suite 200, Me
Church, the Rev. Father Stephen J.
cemetery.
John D. and Garfield Moore, both of
Colver, Pa.; and Patricia "Tiss"
Schilling, Chicago. Niece of Dorothy
P. Moore, Colver. Dear friend of Renee and Ronnie Jacobs, with whom
dia, Pa. 19063, will be appreciated.
Arrangements by Daley Funeral
Home, Swedesboro, N.J.
DONAHUE — Inez M. (Stevens), 91,
Laurel Crest Manor, Ebensburg, for
merly of Patton, died Saturday, May
4, 1996, at Lee Hospital, Johnstown.
Born Nov. 14, 1904, in Patton, daugh
ter of Dominic and Esther (Ranieri)
Stevens. Preceded in death by par
ents; husband, Edward T. Donahue,
who died July 27, 1980; and brother,
Louis. Was last surviving member of
her immediate family. Survived by
children: Yvonne Lieb, Ebensburg;
Louis R., Curwensville; Edward D.,
Patton; Bertrand L., Niagara Falls,
N.Y.; and Esther Donahue Smith, Pat
ton; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grand
children; and one great-great-grand
daughter. Friends received 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at the Stevens Funeral Home
Inc., Patton, where vigil service will
be held 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 11:30
a.m. Tuesday at Queen of Peace
Church, Patton. Interment, St. Mary
Cemetery, Patton.
ECKENRODE - Adrian M. "Eggs,"
64, 214 Columbus Ave., Cresson, died
May
4,
1996,
at
Mercy
Regional
Health System, Altoona. Born Aug.
20, 1931, in Cresson, son of the late
Clair and Helen (Kearney) Eckenrode. Preceded in death by brother,
Walter, and goddaughter, Nanci Ann
Trexler. Survived by wife, former
Connie Latterner, whom he married
Oct. 13,1958; and these children: Adri
an, married to the former Marcie
Wilson, Loretto R.D.; Bryan and fian
cee, Cristen.Gregory, Buffalo, N.Y.;
Craig, married to the former Debbie
Berry, Schellsburg; and Shelby, at
home;
and
grandchildren:
Scott,
Shawn, Corey, Ashley, Autumn and
Amanda.
Brother of Jean
Hoover,
Cresson; Dorothy Budde, Gladbrook,
Iowa; Clifford, Alexandria, Pa.; and
Ellen Jane Maines, Johnstown. Also
survived by father-in-law and moth
er-in-law, John and Helen Latterner,
Cresson; and numerous nieces and
nephews. An Army veteran of the Ko
rean Conflict. Retired as an engi
neer/conductor from Conrail with 40
years of service. Member of St. Fran
cis Xavier Catholic Church, Cresson.
Life member of both the Cresson
Sportsmen's Club and Cresson Ameri
can Legion Post 238. Eggs was an
avid outdoorsman. Friends will be re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Monday at Charles M. Kennedy Fu
neral Home, Cresson, where wake
service will be held in the afternoon.
Cresson American Legion memorial
service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier
Church, the Rev. David Roesch. Inter
ment, church cemetery.
MAY 6
1996
The Tribune Democrat,
DUNCAN - Dr. Robert David, 82, of
Longboat Key, Fla., died Saturday
May 4, 1996. He was born Jan. 11,
1914, to James and Pearl Duncan in
South Fork, Pa. He graduated from
Mlegheny College, Meadville, Pa., in
1936; received his master's degree in
history from the University of Pitts
burgh in 1947; and his PhD in history
from the University of Pittsburgh in
1953. He taught history at Slippery
Rock University for 29 years and was
chairman of the History Department,
retiring in 1978. He was the first pro
fessor laureate of the university in
1963, selected by the students. After
retirement, he was named professor
emeritus. Mr. Duncan served in mili
tary intelligence during World War II
and was with the 104th Infantry Divi
sion. After retirement, he and his
wife, Margaret, traveled to Europe,
the Mideast and Russia. They began
going to Florida for the winter
months in 1982 and moved there per
manently in 1990. Survivors include
his wife of 48 years, Margaret; four
children: Barbara of Los Angeles; De-
bora of Pittsburgh; David of Pitts
burgh; and Karl of Philadelphia; a sis
ter, Ruth Lockard of Johnstown; a
brother, Eugene of Jackson, Tenn.;
and two grandsons. He was preceded
in death by his father, James, in 1947;
his mother, Pearl, in 1984; a sister,
Cleo, in 1984; and three brothers, who
died in childhood: Harvey, Paul and
James. Memorial donations can be
made to the National Parkinson's
Foundation, Miami, Fla.
LENTVORSKI - On April 28, 1996
Elizabeth Lentvorski (nee Pozar) died
in Baldwin, Md. She was the devoted
wife of the late Stephen Lentvorski;
and beloved mother of Janet Eliza
beth Gizinski of Baldwin, Md.; and
Andrew Paul of Johnstown, Pa.; and
Stephen Martin, deceased; dear sister
of Barbara Custer, Susan Mietty and
John Pozar. Also survived by nine
grandchildren and 12 great-grand
children. Interment will be private.
Funeral arrangements by Ozog Fu
neral Home Inc.
Johnstown,
PA
MILLER — Grace, 62, Schellsburg
R.D. 1, died Saturday, May 4,1996, at
Good Samaritan Nursing Care Cen
ter, Johnstown. Born Aug. 4, 1933, in
Shade Township, Somerset County
daughter of jhe late Sherman and
Elizabeth (Snyder) Weyant. Member
of Central City Assembly of God
Church. Had been recently attending
the Windber Church of God. Survived
by husband, William G. Miller Sr.,
married July 10, 1950; son, William G.'
II, married to the former Sharon
Shaw, Schellsburg R.D. 1; sister,
Anna, wife of Joseph Miller, Schells
burg R.D. 1; and two grandchildren.
Also preceded in death by three
brothers: Philip Weyant, Lawrence
Weyant and Arch Weyant; and a sis
ter, Dorothy Shippy. Friends will be
received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday
at the Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home,
Schellsburg. Additional visitation
from 10 a.m. until time of services at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the
Manns Choice Church of God, the
Rev. Richard Whetstone, officiating.
Interment, Schellsburg Cemetery.
GARAVENTA
Michael A., 10
Seward R.D. 2, died May 4, 1996, at
Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born
April 29, 1986, in Harrisburg, son of
Anthony and Susan (Murrman) Garaventa. Preceded in death by paternal
grandfather, Louis Garaventa. Sur
vived by paternal grandmother, Rose
Garaventa, Seward; maternal grand
parents, Francis and Sandra Murr
man, Greensburg; his parents; and
brother, Christopher, at home. Also
survived by numerous aunts, uncles
and cousins. Michael had a way of
touching everyone's heart with his
smile and courageous determination
of living life to the fullest. Michael
was a member of Cub Scout Pack 173
and an active baseball player in the
Laurel Valley Little League. He espe
cially enjoyed school and was a mem
ber of Mrs. Jones' Third Grade Class
at Laurel Valley Elementary School.
BROXTERMAN - Catherine I
formerly of Windber, died May 4'
1996, at Memorial Medical Center'
Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Johnstown'
daughter of John and Mary (Matvay)
Dubinsky. Preceded in death by par
ents; and sisters, Helen Sabo and
Anna O'Farrell. Survived by sonsChristian and wife, Kathleen, Woodbridge, Va.; David, and wife, Peggy,
Wichita, Kan.; and these grandchil
dren: Catherine, Lauren, David, Dan
iel, Amy and Jeremy Broxte'rman.
Sister of Joseph Dubinsky, Johns
town; Theresa Dudash; Mary Kobal;
and Betty Miller. Member of Windber
Church of the Brethren. Entombment,
Grandview Mausoleum, where serv
ice will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
the Rev. Royden Airesman. Arrange
ments by Meek Funeral Home Inc.
Windber.
CIESIELKA - Joseph M, 82, Johns
town, formerly of Portage, died May
4, 1996, in Johnstown. Born March 18,
1914, in Portage, son of Martin and
Virginia Ciesielka. Preceded in death
by parents; and infant brother, Jo
seph. He is a brother of Mary, wife of
John Krezones, South Fork; George
"Albert," and wife, Theresa, Cresson;
Walter, and wife, Elsie, of Cardiff;
Mildred Folckemer, Geistown; Helen
Ciesielka, Pittsburgh; and Jerry, and
wife, Leona, Portage. Also survived
by numerous nieces and nephews.
Was a welder for Bethlehem Steel
Corp. At request of the deceased, no
viewing or visitation. Friends are in
vited to join the family for Mass of
Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednes
day at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Portage, Father Ronald V. Osinski^
celebrant. Interment, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson. Arrange
ments by Mark A. Serenko Funeral
Home, Portage.
DOOLITTLE
Helen M., 79,
Kenedy, Texas, formerly of Johns
town, died May 3, in Kenedy. Born
Some of Michael's favorite activities
June 19,1916, in Pleasantville, daugh
Pirates, Penguins, and the Bulls. He
will always be an inspiration and
light to all who knew him. He was a
member of Holy Family Catholic
Church, Seward, where Mass of Chris
(Blackburn) Watkins. Preceded in
death by twin brother, Henry Watkins, and brother, Ford Watkins; a sis
ter, Genevieve Burkett. Survived by
two daughters, Barbara Gilley of
Kenedy and Cathy Schuett of Cape
Coral, Fla.; and grandchildren. Sur
vived by brother, Charles T. Watkins,
Carlisle. Member of Moxham Luther
were roller-blading, riding his bike,
eating spaghetti, spending time with
family and friends, and watching the
tian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tues
day, Father John Wilt. Entombment,
Grandview Mausoleum. Friends will
be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mon
day at The Picking-Treece-Bennett
Mortuary Inc. In memory of Michael
Garaventa, those who wish may
make contributions to Make-A-Wish
Foundation, 727 Goucher St., Johns
town, Pa. 15905.
72
Laurel Wood Convalescent Center'
ter of the late Harry C. and Carrie M.
an Church. Graduated from Pleasant
ville High School in 1935. Worked at
U.S. Steel Corp., Johnstown. Friends
received 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ed
ward Blackburn Funeral Home,
Pleasantville, where service will be
held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, the
Rev. Edward DeVore. Interment,
Pleasantville Cemetery.
MAY 7
1996
The Tribune Democrat,
CUSTER — Zoe A., 85, St Petersburg,
Fla., formerly of Johnstown, died
May 6, 1996. A native of Johnstown,
she was co-owner and operator of
J.M. Custer Lumber Products with
her husband, James, until she retired
in 1976. She graduated in 1932 from
Ohio Wesleyan University in Dela
ware, Ohio. From 1933 to 1960 she
was a social worker for the Depart
ment of Public Assistance, Johns
town. Member of Franklin Street
United Methodist Church and ACBL
(American Contract Bridge League).
In St Petersburg, she attended St.
James United Methodist Church. Sur
vivors include her husband of 60
years, James M., St. Petersburg, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 11
a.m. Thursday at St. James United
Methodist Church, 845-87th Ave.
North, St. Petersburg, Fla. Anderson-
McQueen Funeral Home, Ninth
Street Chapel, is in charge of ar
rangements.
CLARK — Violet L., 63, Osterburg
R.D. 1, died May 5, 1996, at Altoona
Hospital. Born Oct. 23,1932, in Napier
Township, Bedford County, daughter
of late Frank Carson and Margaret
(Logue) Carson-Kinzey. Preceded in
death by brothers, Homer and War
ren Carson; and sister, Annabelle
Brown. Survived by husband, Joe H.
Clark, whom she married Oct. 22,
1955; and son, Joseph L. Clark, at
home. Sister of James Carson and
Raymond Carson, both of Chambersburg; George Carson, Sykesville, Md.;
Susan Rose, Chambersburg; Anna
Mae Miller, Bedford R.D. 1; and
Hazel Frazier, St Thomas. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at Mickle-Geisel Funeral
Home, Schellsburg, where service
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
the Rev. David Wiley officiating.
Interment, Fishertown Cemetery.
Johnstown, PA
FISH - Harold W. "Pappy," 90, Indi
ana, died Monday,' May 6, 1996, at
Beacon Manor Nursing Home. A son
of Lewis L. and Carrie (Border) Fish,
he was born July 6, 1905, in Conflu
ence, Pa., Fayette County. Mr. Fish
was a member of the Graystone
Presbyterian Church, Indiana; AARP.
Was a resident of Indiana for 46
years, having been a hunter and
fisherman for his entire life. Em
ployed by FMC as an equipment op
erator for 19 years, retiring in 1969.
Surviving are his wife, Nell D. Osman
Fish, whom he married 69 years ago
on May 7,1927; one daughter, Mona D.
Wellman, Alexandria, Va.; four
grandchildren and six great-grand
children. Preceded in death by par
ents; son, Thur R., in 1978; three
brothers, Ralph, Robert and Clark;
three sisters, Goldie Burns, Dollie
Griffith and Mabel Gallbreath.
Friends received from 2 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday at Bowser-Minich Funer
al Home, Indiana. A funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the
Rev. Dr. Jerald Landrey officiating.
Interment, Greenwood Cemetery, In
diana.
KAELIN — Emma Jean, 66, Richland
Township, died May 6, 1996, at her
residence. Born Jan. 2,1930, in "Nanty
Glo, daughter of late William and
Emma (Caldwell) Fedora. Preceded
in death by husband, Carl Survived
by daughter,-Patricia, wife of Paul
Baer, Johnstown;
granddaughters,
Angela Dawn Lawhead, Lyndy and
Carly Baer, and stepmother, Ellen
Fedora, Twin Rocks. Sister of Robert,
and wife, Joanne, Nanty Glo; John,
and wife, June, Ebensburg; Bill, Twin
Rocks; Tom, and wife, Debbie, Twin
Rocks; and Peggy, wife of Mike
McGlynn, Mundys Corner. Member of
Track II Squares. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Henderson-Ketterer Funeral Home,
Geistown, where funeral service will
be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the
Rev. Clayton Harriger. Interment,
Richland Cemetery.
KRETZ — William J., infant son of
Scott A. Dunmeyer and Mary J.
Kretz, 156 Strayer St., died May 4,
1996. Survived by brother, Scott Alan.
Family receiving friends from 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday at Edward Moskal Fu
neral Home, 79 J. St. at Barron Ave
nue. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednes
SELL — Wilmer A., 76, Grant Street,
South Fork, formerly of Vinco, died
May 6, 1996, at home. Born Nov. 27,
1919, in Jackson Township, son of
George W. and Delia (Simmons) Sell.
Preceded in death by parents; son-inlaw, Heil Fyock; three brothers and
two sisters. Survived by daughter,
Linda Fyock, of South Fork, with
whom he resided; grandchildren,
Christian H. Fyock, Vinco; and Ryan
D. Fyock of South Fork; and three
great-grandchildren, Jessie, Shane
and McKenna. Brother of Everett
Sell, Jackson Township; and twin sis
ter, Wilda Singer-Bracken, Ebensburg. Manager .of A & P Stores in
both South Fork and Conemaugh. Se
curity guard at Laurel Crest Manor.
World War II veteran. Member of
Vinco Brethren Church; Johnstown
Conemaugh Lodge 538, F. & A.M.; Al
toona Consistory; Jaffa Shrine of Al
toona; and Johnstown Area Shrine
Club. Family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Homer J. George Funeral Home,
Salix, where service will be held at 1
p.m. Wednesday, Pastor Jerry Fike.
Interment, Pike Brethren Cemetery.
day at Grandview Cemetery.
KUZUPAS-BARWATT
Anna
Louise, 70, Central City, died May 5,
1996, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born June 17, 1925, in Berlin, daugh
ter of Andrew and Anna (Romesburg)
McQuade. Preceded in death by par
ents; husbands, Andrew Barwatt and
John "Yock" Kuzupas; and son-inlaw, James Leverknight. Survived by
children: Linda Leverknight, Berlin;
Barry, married to former Margaret
Knapp, Centreville, Va.; Vivian, wife
of George W. Ferko, Central City
R.D.; grandchildren, Michelle Bell
and Jody Leverknight; Tracy and Bri
an Barwatt; and William and Jeffrey
Ferko; great-grandson, Joshua; step
sons, William Kuzupas, married to
former Barbara Evano, Cairnbrook;
and Thomas Kuzupas, Central City.
Sister of Richard, Stoystown; Ed
ward, and Isabelle Brewer, both of
Ohio. Also survived by special friend,
Orlando David Seese. Anna Louise
was current president of Central City
Firemen's Auxiliary. Past president
of Somerset County Firemen's Auxil
iary. Friends received from 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday at Mulcahy Funeral
Home, Central City, and from 10 a.m.
until time of service at 11 a.m. Thurs
day at Graef Lutheran Church, Cairnbrook, the Rev. Raymond Sistek offi
ciating. Interment, IOOF Cemetery,
Berlin.
MAY 7
SCOLLON
1996
—
The Tribune Democrat,
Margaret
L.,
73,
Barnesboro, died May 5,1996, at Min
ers Hospital, Spangler. Born July 26,
1922, in Glenn Richie, daughter of
Bine and Catherine (Duckett) Daisley.
Preceded in death by parents; hus
band, Richard; and sisters, Helen
Elder and Ruth Blick. Survived by
daughter, Mary "Sis," married to
Robert J. Solnosky, Euclid, Ohio;
grandchildren, Robert, Michelle, Mi
chael and William Solnosky. Sister of
William and Albert "Bud" Daisley,
and Esther Paronish, all of Spangler,
Kate Duriez, Barnesboro; Mae Addante, Wooster, Ohio; Doris Toth, Bal
timore, Md.; Betty Burke, Florida;
Marcia Bone, Marvin, Pa.; and Jack
Daisley, Carrolltown. Member of St.
Paul Presbyterian Church, Barnes
boro. Friends received from 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday at Long-Contres Funer
al Home Inc., Barnesboro, where fu
neral service will be held at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, the Rev. Marty Cartmell.
Interment, North Barnesboro Ceme
tery.
SIMMONS — Marie Therese (Hines),
66, Nanty Glo, died May 5, 1996, at
Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Born Oct. 8, 1929, in Johnstown,
daughter of Jacob V. and Mary B.
(Wasser) Hines. Preceded in death by
parents; and sisters, Sister Jeanne
Marie, Mildred C. Yingling, Alberta
ML Cook and Aline Boback. Survived
by husband, Andrew D.; and these
children: David, married to former
Janet Llewellyn, Nanty Glo; Jeanne,
married to Ronald Henry, Penn Run;
Paul, married to former Joan Wirfel,
Bel Air, Md.; Carole, Nanty Glo; and
Gerald, married to former Cindy
Zeglen, Nanty Glo; eight grandsons
and one great-grandson. Sister of
Francis Hines, Nanty Glo. Retired
from Ebensburg State School. Mem
ber of St. Mary church and choir,
Nanty Glo. Friends received from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home,
Nanty Glo, where wake service will
be held Tuesday evening. Mass of
Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Mary's church, Monsignor John
Little. Interment, Holy Name Ceme
tery.
Johnstown, PA
SHENIGO — Anna M., 89, passed
away May 5,1996. Mrs. Shenigo was a
lifelong resident of Central City, and
a member of St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, Central City. Pre
ceded in death by husband, Joseph, in
1970. Survived by son, Frank Shenigo,
Mogadore, Ohio; grandchildren: Lynn
and Bob Allison, Suffield, Ohio; Frank
L. and Jane Shenigo, Akron, Ohio;
Mary and Russ Shenigo-Rudy, Canal
Winchester, Ohio; Joseph and Susy
Shenigo, Tallmadge, Ohio; Michael
Shenigo, Akron, Ohio; and Andy
Shenigo, Mogadore, Ohio; 11 great
grandchildren; brother and sister-inlaw, Dan and Sophie Wroblesky, Madera, Pa.; sister, Helen Luksic,
Springville, N.Y.; sister and brotherin-law, Marge and Larry Bell, Fostoria, Ohio; and many relatives and
friends. Graveside service, noon
Wednesday at St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church Cemetery, Central
City, Monsignor I.C. Wadas. Friends
may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hop
kins Lawver Mogadore Funeral
Home, Mogadore, Ohio.
WEAVER - Eugene, 69, Beaverdale,
died May 6, 1996, at Memorial Medi
cal Center. Born March 3,1927, in Sidman, son of Kirt and Bertha (Semens)
Weaver. Preceded in death by par
ents; grandson, Christopher, brothers,
Abe and William; and sisters, Virgin
ia, and Edna Kaussic. Survived by
wife, former Josephine Enderline;
and these children: Kenneth, married
to former Cheryl Walker, New Col
umbia, Pa.; David, married to former
Diane Kent, Beaverdale; Diane, wife
of Richard Plummer, Wilmore; and
John, Beaverdale; also 11 grandchil
dren. Brother of Willis, California;
Violet Samide, Ohio; Earl, Portage;
Leroy, Portage; Emma Buttonworth!
Chicago; Clara Deweese, Ohio; and
Mildred Chapman, Beaverdale.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at Jean H. Kinley
Funeral Home, Beaverdale, where
service will be held at 11 a.m. Thur*
day, the Rev. Tim Dietrick. Inter
ment, Dunmyer Cemetery, Elton.
ZIMMERMAN
- Donald R., 55,
Belleview, Fla., formerly of Central
City R.D. 1, died April 1, 1996, in
Belleview. Born Feb. 8, 1941, in Cen
tral City, son of Ray and Mae (Harbrant) Zimmerman. Preceded " in
death by father, and brother, Ernest.
Survived by beloved mother, Mae;
wife, former Helen Carolus; brother,
James, married to former Kay Lohr,
Levittown; sister-in-law, Mary Jane,
widow of Ernest, Windber, five be
loved stepchildren, Michael, Ernest
Ray, Ronald Lee and David Joe Contrillo; and Sue Alexander. Also sur
vived by 11 stepgrandchildren; si?
stepgreat-grandchildren; and a nun*;
ber of nieces and nephews. Member
HUDAK - Ann M. (nee Visokaj), be
loved wife of Peter. Loving sister of
John Visokaj; Mary Peck, Michael
and George Visokaj. Dear godmother
of Georgene Visokaj and Rudolph
Peck, passed away Sunday, May 5,
1996. Prayer service at the funeral
home, Thursday, May 9, at 9:15 a.m.
and the funeral Mass at Assumption
of Mary Catholic Church, 5555 Smith
Road, Brook Park, Ohio, at 10 a.m.
Interment, Holy Name Cemetery, Eb
ensburg, at 3 p.m. Friends may call at
Busch Family Chapel, 7501 Ridge
Road, Parma, Ohio, from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Wednesday or at the ceme
tery. 1-800-252-8724.
of Local 66, Operating Engineers;
Johnstown Conemaugh Lodge 538,
F. & A.M.; and Jaffa Shrine. Memori
al service, 10 a.m. Saturday at Meek
Funeral Home Inc., Windber, the Rev.
Randall E. Daley. Interment, flicfi-
land Cemetery. Military graveside
rite
by Menoher Post 155, VFW
Please, omit flowers.
MAY 8
1996
The Tribune Democrat,
DUNLAP - Charles J. Sr. "Felix," <
83, Brick Road, Carrolltown, died'
Tuesday, May 7, 1996, at Miners Hos
pital, Spangler. Born Sept. 16,1912, in
Spangler, son of Luke and Bertha
(Lehmier) Dunlap. Preceded in death
by parents; granddaughter, Jennie
Dunlap; daughter-in-law, Bernadine
Dunlap; brothers, Robert, Russell and
Earl; and, sisters, Ola Yeckley and
Sister M. Margaret Dunlap, OSB.
Survived by wife, Clare (Sharbaugh)
Dunlap, whom he married June 3,
1937; sons, Charles Jr., Carrolltown;
Felix, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Mark,
Carrolltown R.D.; daughters, Arlene
Baker, and Karen Rhody, both of Car
rolltown R.D.; 19 grandchildren; 25
great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandson; two brothers, Frank, Ari
zona; and David, Maine; and two sis
ters, Betty, California; and Margaret,
Ohio. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens
Funeral Home Inc., Carrolltown,
where vigil service will be held at 8
p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday
at St. Benedict church, Carrolltown.
Interment, St. Benedict Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests
donations be made to St. Benedict
church, in memory of Felix.
PLATT — Steele M., 82, Johnstown,
died May 6, 1996, at Good Samaritan
Medical Center. Born Feb. 6, 1914, in
Windber, son of Harry C. and Grace
(Delozier) Platt. Preceded in death by
parents; sister, Lucille Hahn; and
brothers, Blanchard and Leroy. Sur
vived by wife,
I
former
Nellie
Smith;
children,
Lorna, married to
Joseph
Kubay;
and Gary, mar
ried to former
Gloria
Respet,
both of Johns
town; and grand
children,
Scott
and Jeff Kubay; Greg, married to for
mer Deanne Curtis; and Lauren Platt.
Member of Homestead Avenue Unit
ed Methodist Church. Retired em
ployee of Bethlehem Steel Corp.
Army veteran, World War H, serving
in the South Pacific. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
at John Henderson Co. Funeral
Home, Central Avenue, where service
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the
Rev. Dr. Paul B. Morris. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery.
Johnstown, PA
FULCHIERO - Marino J. "Mike or
Fish," 77, Coupon, died May 6,1996, at
the home of his son, Randall, Dayton,
Ohio. Born Nov. 20, 1918, in Coupon,
son of late Eusebio and Ursula
(Garonne) Fulchiero. Preceded in
death by sisters, Edith Benjamin,
Palmyra Ricche, and Elvira Zandy,
and brother, John. Survived by wife,
former Ida Zandy, whom he married
Feb. 16, 1942, at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, Coupon; and children: Dr.
Maureen, married to Dr. Michael
Gordon, Santa Monica, Calif.; Leslie,
married to Dr. Cyril Conway, Williamsport;
Ellen,
Philadelphia;
Dr.
Randall, married to former Chrysa.
Campbell, Dayton, Ohio; and Jack,
Los Angeles, Calif.; also grandchil
dren, Jason Gordon; Brian, Michael
and Jessica Conway, and Erin, Ra
chel and Christopher Fulchiero; spe
cial nephew, Arthur Benjamin, Altoona; and special friend of the family,
Linda Goldstein, Philadelphia. Re
tired in 1981, after 40 years1 service
with Pennsylvania Railroad, as a
trainman and conductor. Army veter
an, World War II, served in Artillery
as' a sergeant. Softball Federation
League umpire. Member of Brother
hood of Railroad Trainmen and St.
Joseph Catholic Church, Copupon,
where Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday,
the Rev. Monsignor Michael Servinsky celebrant. Interment, church
cemetery. Friends received from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday at Gibbons Funeral Home,
Ashville, where scriptural wake serv
ice will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Military rite conducted by Ashville
VFW and other local military organ
izations.
RAYSICH - John, 72, Laurel Wood
Convalescent Center, died May 7,
1996, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born Jan. 2,1924, in Milwaukee, Wis.,
son of Eli and Helen Raysich. Preced
ed in death by parents; brother, Mi
chael; and grandson, Bruce Zarefoss.
Survived by wife, former Violet Ra-
dusin; children, John, married to for
mer
Susan
Callender,
Washington,
Pa.; and Joyce Hill, Johnstown; and
three grandchildren. Also survived by
brother, Steve, Milwaukee, Wis.; and
sister-in-law, Betty Raysich, Magadore, Ohio. Retired from Bethlehem
Steel Corp., with 36 years' service. A
veteran of World War II. No visita
tion or service at Mr. Raysich's re
quest. Interment, St. Petka Cemetery.
Arrangements by John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home.
BARBALISH - Jean M., 69, Bridge
Street, Summerhill, formerly of Dunlo, died May 6, 1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born Oct. 13,1926, in
Dunlo, daughter of Raoul and Kathryn (Caroff) Serre. Preceded in death
by parents; husband, Stephen Barbalish; and brother, Daniel Serre. Sur
vived by these children: Jeanne, wife
of Thomas McDowell, Hooversville;
Yvonne, wife of Ronald Homier,
Johnstown; Stephen, Dunlo; Irene,
wife of Douglas Minor, Wilmore; and
Yvette, wife of Harry Ruddek, Dunlo;
10 grandchildren; and two great
grandchildren. Sister of Lucille Shebanie; and Edmond, both of Beacon,
N.Y.; Raoul, Portage; Bernard, Sum
merhill; Lawrence, Llanfair; Henri,
Washington State; and Kathryn
Manges, Dunlo. Member of St John's
Catholic Church, Summerhill. No visi
tation or viewing. Memorial service
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at
Dunlo United Methodist Church, the
Rev. Richard Ralph. Arrangements
by Homer J. George Funeral Home,
Salix.
BOYLE — Agnes E., 83, Atrium
Manor, formerly of Ferndale Avenue,
died May 7, 1996, at Lee Hospital.
Born March 4, 1913, in Johnstown,
daughter of Ralph and Agnes (McNalley) Gray. Preceded in death by
parents; husband, John E. Boyle;
brothers, Clyde and Robert; and sis
ters, Claire Sloan, Catherine Marsh
and Josephine Hamula. Survived by
children, John E., married to former.
Mary Jean Lang, Waynesboro; and
Ralph J., married to former Helen E.
Emerick, Johnstown. Sister of John,
Johnstown; Ralph, Florida; Margaret
Bearer and Alice Reynolds, both of
Johnstown; and Gertrude Simser, Ari
zona. Also survived by five grand
sons; four granddaughters; four greatgrandsons;
five
greatgranddaughters. Member of St.
Andrew's church. Longtime member
of Catholic Daughters of America and
Catholic Daughters Bowling League.
Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at John Henderson Co. Fu
neral Home. Mass of Christian Burial,
.10 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's
church, Father Barry J. Baroni.
Interment, St. John Cemetery.
BERKEBILE - Mary Elizabeth, 78,
of Oakland, died May 7, 1996, at Lee
Hospital. Visitation will be private.
Funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. Friday at Moskal & Kennedy Fu
neral Home. Complete obituary in
Thursday's paper.
MAY 9
The Tribune
BLACK — Mary Jane (Stiles), of Arvada, Colo., passed away on May 6,
1996. She is survived by her husband,
Pta\\f> D. Black; and sons, Philip G.
Black, Parker, Colo.; and Paul G.
Black, Colorado Springs, Colo. She is
also survived by the following sisters:
Dorothy Evans, Johnstown; Mina Gillen, Johnstown; and Virginia Morri
son, Wexford, Pa. There are also
three grandsons. She was a member
of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arvada and a member of Strongsville,
Ohio, Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
HILEMAN — Catherine V., 75, of
Richland Township, died May 7, 1996,
at Memorial Medical Center. Born
April 13,1921, in Johnstown, daughter
of Charles and Mary Rusnak. Preced
ed in death by parents. Survived by
husband of 53 years, Donald J. Hileman Sr.; and sons,
David, married to
former
Barbara
Buchan, Ligonier;
and Donald Jr.
and Joseph, both
at home.
Also
survived
by
grandson,
Scott
Hileman;
and
Sheba. Sister of
Joseph, Harrisburg; and Andrew,
Mary, Thomas, Edward and Jack, all
of Johnstown. A former clerk at
American Stores Co. Nurses aide at
Mercy Hospital and Senior Citizens.
Very active in the craft and art com
munities, attended numerous craft
shows, and loved baking and crafts of
all kinds. Member of St. Benedict
Catholic Church, where Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Monsignor
Joseph Kiniry, PA, VF. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral
Home Inc., Broad Street, where wake
service will be held Thursday. "Dear
Mom, Did I ever say thanks for all
the meals cooked, clothes mended,
stories told, and the errands you ran
for me? Did I ever say thanks for
being such a good listener when I was
down, and making me feel like I was
the most important person in the
whole world? Did I ever say thanks
for always being there when I needed
you and for having such faith in me?
Most of all, did I ever say thanks for
caring? Mom, I love you." Dad; sons,
Donnie, Joe, Dave; daughter-in-law,
Barb; grandson, Scott; and Sheba.
Democrat,
Johnstown,
BRITT — Mrs. Hazel E. (Gray), 64,
48F Oakhurst Homes, died at 6:30
a.m., May 5, 1996, at North Ridge
Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Born
May 19, 1931, in Goochland County,
Va., daughter of Moses and Ida B.
(Young) Gray. Preceded in death by
parents; husband,
Lawrence Britt; a
grandchild,
Schauver Jones.
Survived by these
children:
Mrs.
LaRushia Jones,
and Miss LeWana
Britt, both of In
dianapolis, Ind.;
Miss Lisa Britt,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Lawrence
Wesley Britt, and Luther Arthur
Britt, both of Virginia; and Leonard
Benjamin "Benny" Britt, Johnstown;
also survived by 14 grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. Sister of
Walter Gray, Ida Wynetta Hampton,
Moses William Gray, Rev. Ralph
Gray, Florence Jean Tyler, and Rob
ert Lee Gray. Also survived by a
number of nieces and nephews; aunts,
Mrs. Minnie Daniel; Estelle Holmes;
Edmonia Holmes; and Martha Gadson; uncles, Sam Nash Young; Zack
Young; and Arthur Gray, one god
child, Miss Deatrice Banks, Johns
town; a host of other relatives and
friends. Member of Mount Sinai Bap
tist Church; Senior Choir. Organizer
and advisor of Rose Bud Choir of the
church. Member of Concert Choir;
Sunday school; Missionary Society;
Pastors Aid Club; Kitchen Club; Mon
day Night Bible class. Chaplain of
E.L. Davis Club. Past president of
Union District Missionary Society.
Past board member of' Cambria
County Community Action Council.
Member of Johnstown Vo-Tech Advi
sory Council; Johnstown Branch,
NAACP. Served on the election polls.
Member of Women in Unity. Was a
cosmetologist by profession. Friends
received at Mount Sinai Baptist
Church, 111 Cambria St., East Conemaugh Borough, from noon until 9
p.m. Friday and again on Saturday
from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. the time of
funeral service, the Rev. Jeremiah
Hunter officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. The Gordon Mortu
ary in charge of arrangements. On
Friday night at 7 p.m. there will be a
song celebration by the Community
Youth choirs.
PA
BERKEBILE — Mary
Oakland, died May 7,
Hospital. Born July 27,
dale, daughter of Adam
Elizabeth, 78,
1996, at Lee
1917, in Fernand Elizabeth
(Andreas) Schneck. Preceded in death
by parents; son, Richard Arlen Berkebile; and infant sister, Mabel. Sur
vived by husband,
Richard F., Oak
land; sons, David
H., married to
former
Gail
Causer, West Carrollton,
Ohio;
Dennis,
Cary,
N.C.; grandchil
dren, Jill Goldan;
Jane Sharpless;
David, Chris and Suzanne Berkebile;
great-grandchildren, Matthew Tyler
Goldan and Alexandra Grace Berke
bile. Also survived by brother, Harold
A. Schneck, Johnstown. Death breaks
a marriage union of 53 years. A clerk
with the former Hoffman-Grantham
Grocery. Member of Zion Lutheran
Church. At her request, visitation will
be private. Funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday at Moskal &
Kennedy Colonial. Funeral Home,
Ohio Street and Highland Avenue, the
Rev. Warren S. Karshin officiating.
Interment, Forest Lawn.
OWEN - Curtis EL, 82, Westmont,
died May 8, 1996, at Lee Hospital.
Born Dec. 1, 1913, in Johnstown, son
of Ernest G. and Dorcas (Pascoe)
Owen. Preceded in death by parents;
and brother, Dwight. Survived by
wife, former Bernice Bantley; chil
dren, Dwight, St. Louis, Mo.; and
Denise, Oakland, Calif.; and sister,
Ruth Owen Spires, Johnstown. Mr.
Owen graduated, in 1935, with BS de
gree in electrical engineering from
Penn State University, College of En
gineering. Member of Tau Beta Pi,
honorary engineering fraternity, Al
pha Tau Omega fraternity, and Penn
sylvania Society of Professional En
gineers. Was vice president, chief
operating officer, of Laurel Manage
ment Co., retiring in 1980; prior to
which, he was assistant general man
ager of Johnstown Water Co., where
he designed an automatic remote-
control operation for the Johnstown
water system, one of the first of its
kind in the country. During World
War II Mr. Owen served in the United
States Army with a radar company in
Europe. Member of Westmont Pres
byterian Church; Masonic Order; and
was an avid bridge player. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at John Henderson Co. Fu
neral Home, Central Avenue, where
service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday,
the Rev. Jack P. Willard. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery. Memorial con
tributions may be made to Cambria
County Association for the Blind.
MAY 9
1996
The Tribune Democrat,
CUPPETT - Earl, 82, Alum Bank,
died May 7, 1996, at the home of his
daughter, Patricia. Born Sept. 20,
1913, in Johnstown, son of late George
and Cecelia (Crissey) Cuppett. Pre
ceded in death by wife, former Eliza
beth Ferg, whom he married Nov. 11,
1937; and one brother. Survived by
children: Eugene, married to former
Sally Shippey, Manns Choice RD. 1;
Marcia, wife of Perry Claar, Osterburg R.D. 1; Patricia Cuppett, Alum
Bank; and Linda, wife of Albert
Custer, Alum Bank; six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren. Brother
of Kenneth Cuppett, Johnstown. Also
survived by adopted family, Dennis,
Tara and Kristi Hummel. Member of
Yeager Memorial Lutheran Church.
Was a sheet metal worker, Local 12.
Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, May
10, at St. James Lutheran Church,
Pleasantville, the Rev. Michael VanDyke. Interment, Bedford County Me
morial Park. Friends received from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ed
ward Blackburn Funeral Home,
Pleasantville, and from 1 p.m. until
time of service Friday at the church.
ERHARD — Ethel L., 81, Johnstown,
formerly of Windber, died May 7,
1996, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born May 26,1914, in Windber, daugh
ter of late Arthur arid Sarah (Fleegle)
Erhard. Also preceded in death by in
fant sisters, Catherine and Martha,
and brother, Roy. Survived by these
brothers and sisters: Mary Jane
McCreary, Johnstown; Merle, mar
ried to former Alma Mishler; and
George, married to former Sue Koval, both of Windber, and Dwight,
married to former Betty Jensen; and
Duane, married to former Audrey
Lehman, both of Cleveland. Also sur
vived by sister-in-law, former Beuna
Ward, widow of Roy, Windber, and
numerous nieces and nephews. Re
tired from GTE, with 37 years' serv
ice. Member of the Pioneer Club of
GTE and Mount Zion Lutheran
Church, Scalp Level, where service
will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday,
the Rev. Brian Armen will officiate.
Interment, Richland Cemetery. Fam
ily will receive friends from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Dalla
Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber.
Johnstown,
PA
KISH — Frank Boldizar, 82, of 512
Pershing St., Gallitzin, died May 7,
1996, at Altoona Hospital. Born May
18,1913, in Amsbry, son of late Gabri
el and Mary (Kish) Boldizar. Preced
ed in death by brothers, Gabriel, John
and Joseph; and sisters, Helen, and
Mary Bauer. Survived by these broth
SEMBOWER - Harry Earl "Nook,"
68, South Columbia Avenue, Somer
set, died May 7, 1996, in Washington
Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Born Aug. 19,1927, in Rockwood, son
of late William Francis and Grace
(Boyer) Sembower. Preceded in death
by infant daughter, sister, Helen Clay,
Daughters of Divine Charity, Hackettstown, N.J.; Alma Tutko, Gallitzin;
Anna, Gallitzin; Walter, Gallitzin;
Pauline Fontaine, Detroit, Mich.;
Olga Olson, Canfield, Ohio; Paul,
York; and George, Gallitzin. Also sur
vived by numerous nieces and neph
Leonard, William Jr., Ray, and John.
Survived by wife, former Alverta
Bowers; daughter, Wanda, wife of
Terry Kuehn, Monroeville; and son,
Brian, and future daughter-in-law,
Heidi, Somerset; three grandchildren:
Darren, Kelly and Shane Kuehn.
Brother of Sara Mullaney, Cumber
land, Md.; Maynard, Rockwood; and
Robert Sr., Somerset. Member of
Somerset Church of the Brethren.
Veteran of World War H. Member of
Somerset Lodge 358, F.&A.M.; Harrisburg Consistory, Somerset Legion,
Post 181; Somerset Old Timers Base
ball Organization; and Greenleaf
Hunting Club. Was an avid golfer. Re
tired from former IXL Creamery and
Briggs Corp. Friends received from 7
to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to
ers and sisters, Sister Mary Agnes,
ews. Member of St. Mary Catholic
Church, Gallitzin, where Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
1 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Monsignor
Bernard Przybocki celebrant. Inter
ment, church cemetery. Friends re
ceived from noon to 9 p.m. Friday
and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at
Lenz-Gibbons Funeral Home, Gallitizin, where a scriptural wake service
will be held at 3 p.m. Friday. In lieu
of flowers, please make contributions
to Palliative Care Unit of Altoona
Hospital.
MATKO — Joseph Evan, 29, 401 Sec
ond St, Hollidaysburg, died at 8:40
p.m., May 7, 1996, at his residence.
Born Jan. 12, 1967, in Spring Valley,
N.Y., son of Thomas and Anne
(Hewitt) Matko. Member of St. Mary
church, Hollidaysburg. A laborer for
Matko Refuse Service for the past
eight years. A 1984 graduate of Holli
daysburg High School. His interests
were juggling. Survived by parents,
at home; and grandparents, Evan and
Anna Matko of Coalport. Brother of
Thomas Jr., Hollidaysburg. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Plank, Stitt and Stevens
Funeral Home Inc., 421 Montgomery
St., Hollidaysburg, where a wake
service will be held Friday. Mass of
Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday at
St. Mary's church, Father John P.
Palko. Interment, St. Mary Cemetery,
Hollidaysburg.
and brothers, Maurice, Adam, Harold,
9 p.m. Friday at Robert H. Halverson
Funeral Home, Somerset, where
service will be conducted at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Roger L. Forry officiating. Interment, IOOF Cem
etery, Rockwood. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be given to Somerset
Church of the Brethren. Memorial
service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
Friday in the funeral home by Somer
set Lodge 358, F. & A.M.
WEINBERG - Hazel (Manganella),
67,11824 Smoke Tree Road, Potomac,
Md. Daughter of late Sam and Mary
Manganella. Preceded in death by
brother, Philip; and sister, Josephine.
Survived by husband, Stanley Weinberg. Sister of Tony, White Oak, Md.;
Santina, Los Angeles, Calif.; Charlie,
Frederick, Md.; Donald, Crofton, Md.;
Vera Prow&ty, White Oak, Md.; Angie
Mariotti, Bethesda, Md.; Connie
Carter, Deerfield Beach, Fla.; Edith
Stanko, Hartford, Conn.; Rose Gems,
Gaithersburg, Md.; and Carmen
Withers, Rockville, Md. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at DeVol Funeral Home,
Gaithersburg, Md. Funeral service
Friday. Interment, Gate of Heaven
Cemetery, Rockville, Md. Contribu
tions may be made to American
Heart Association.
MAY 1 0 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
JABER — Mary Magdalene, 87, for
merly of Village Street, died May 9,
1996, at Good Samaritan Medical
Center. Born Dec. 9, 1908, in Johns
town, daughter of George and Eva
(Melikant) Orkis. Preceded in death
by parents; husband, Stanley, brother,
Andrew, and sister, Margaret Kishlock. Survived by sister, Josephine,
wife of Nicholas Buchan, Johnstown,
and several nieces and nephews. For
mer owner/operator of the White
Swan Grill. Member of St. Patrick
Catholic Church. Friends received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moskal &
Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home,
Ohio Street and Highland Avenue,
where wake service will be held Fri
day. Mass of Christian Burial, 8:30
a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick church,
Father Harold N. Biller celebrant.
Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in her name
to St. Patrick church.
EDWARDS - Carl E., 86, of New
Florence, died May 8, 1996, at the
home of his daughter in Dale City, Va.
Born Dec. 22,1909, in Ebensburg, son
of the late Robert P. and Mae (Fronk)
Edwards. Also preceded in death by
sister, Irene F. Mishler, and brothers,
Audrey, Duane and Kenneth. Sur
vived by wife, former Goldie V.
Miller, daughter, Martha J., married
to Raymond Humenik, Dale City, Va.;
son, Eugene C, married to Paula
Marabito, Seward; four grandchil
dren; and numerous nieces and neph
ews. Member of St. John Lutheran
Church, New Florence. Retired em
ployee of Johnstown Plant, Bethle
hem Steel Corp. Friends received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Kenneth A.
Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence,
where service will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, the Rev. Allyn Giuffre. Inter
ment, Belsano United Brethren
Church Cemetery.
HAGENS - Edgar, 83, Ben Franklin
Highway, Ebensburg, died May 7,
1996, at Laurel Crest Manor, Ebens
burg. Born March 7,1913, in Strongstown, son of James and Ella (Shultz)
Hagens. Preceded in death by par
ents; brothers, Clyde, Harry and Clar
ence; and sisters, Twila Mervine and
Goldie Lamer. Survived by wife, for
mer Mabel Hoffman; children: Ron
ald, Stow, Ohio; Delores Stevenson,
Windsor, Ohio; and Dwight, Ebens
burg; eight grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren. Brother of Verda Adams, Ebensburg. Member of
Lakeside Community Church of the
Nazarene, Ebensburg. Employed as a
coal miner for 43% years at
Bethlhem Mines, No. 32. Member of
Local 1368, UMWA, Ebensburg.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. Friday at Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty
Glo.Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday at
Lakeside Community Church of the
Nazarene, Ebensburg, the Rev. Glenn
V. Propst officiating. Interment, UB
Cemetery, Belsano.
Johnstown, PA
LLOYD — Herbert Sr. "Herb," 88,
Colyer R.D., died May 9,1996, at Haida Manor, Hastings. Born Oct. 6,1907,
in Burnside. Preceded in death by
wife, Mary Eva; sons, Robert Grant
and Jack Wayne; and daughter, Mar
tha Jane. Survived by these children:
Shirley Garrison, Hudson, N.Y.; Jess
W., married to former Lyda Salyards,
Vintondale R.D. 1; Herbert Jr., mar
ried to former Jacqueline Abbott,
Burgettstown; Mary Joann Farabaugh, Carrolltown; Virginia Mae,
wife of Paul Kline, Carrolltown; and
Vernon E., married to former Polly
Waka, Mineral Point; also 19 grand
children. Brother of Mary Amadei,
Nicktown; Edith Dumm, Nicktown
R.D. and Ted Lee, Indiana. Member
of Local 860, UMWA. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Askew-Houser Funeral
Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where funer
al service will be held at 10 a.m. Sat
urday, Pastor Robert Bartlebaugh of
ficiating. Interment, East Ridge
Cemetery.
MAY 1 1 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
KICK -r Larry W., 48, Jamestown,
Portage R.D., died May 9, 1996, in
Windber. Born Jan. 7,1948, in Johns
town, son of LaRue (Cook) Kick and
late George B. Kick. Preceded in
death by father and grandparents.
Survived by mother; wife, former
Cindy Spanogle; and daughters, Clare
Lynn, fiancee of Michael Eckenrode;
Crystal Leede and_Damian Krisko;
Shannon Dawn, fiancee of Jeremy
Barnhill; and Lanna Jean, at home.
Brother of Sonja, wife of Delbert
Johnson, Arkansas; Thomas, married
to former Candi Smith; John, married
to former Elaine Demko; Donald,
married to former Diana Hess;
Matthew, married to former Marsha
Helsel; and Bill, married to former
Barbara Nedimyer, all of Portage;
and April, wife of Jack Patterson,
Odessa, Texas. Manager at K&B Auto
Specialists. Friends received from 2
to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dennis C. Beck
Funeral Home, Portage, where funer
al service will be held 11 a.nL Mon
day, the Rev. David Havener. Inter
ment will be held at the convenience
of the family. In lieu of flowers, fami
ly requests donations be made to
Windber Hospice or to the family.
RUSSIC — Joseph G., 65, Hooversville R.D. 1, died May 9,1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Born April 14,
1931, in Hooversville, son of Michael
and Kathryn (Turick) Russia Preced
ed in death by parents; brothers, Ste
phen, John, Michael and Andrew, sis
ters, Catherine, Frances, Dorothy and
Julie. Survived by wife of 37 years,
former Connie Czapp; and these chil
dren: Karen, married to Jon Castonguay, Woodbridge, Va.; Stephen,
Salix; and John, Fredericksburg, Va.
Brother of Mary Suder, Hooversville;
Ann Castello, New York City; and
Martha Hook, Richfield, Ohio. For
mer owner/operator of Shade Meat
Packing, Hooversville. Army veteran
of Korean Conflict Member of Holy
Family Catholic Church, Hoovers
ville and Somerset American Legion.
Family will receive friends from 7 to
9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday at Deaner Funeral
Home, Hooversville, where wake
service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held
10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Cath
olic Church, Hooversville, the Rev.
Samuel Zebron, O.F.M. Conv. Inter
ment, Holy Family Cemetery.
Johnstown, PA
GREW(DRUMMOND) - H. Lucille,
88, Laurel Wood Convalescent Center
died May 9, 1996, at the center. Born
Aug. 16,1907, in Johnstown, daughter
of the late Alva and Asha (Reed)
Drummond. Preceded in death by
husband, George N., and brother, Ar
thur. Last survivor of her immediate
family. Survived by these children:
Doris Luppold, wife of David, Hun
tingdon Valley, and Donald Grew,
husband of Arlene, Chapel Hill, N.C.*
also cousin, Katherine Haughton|
Johnstown. Member of Third Breth
ren Church. Elementary school teach
er, retired from Greater Johnstown
schools. Friends will be received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at William T.
Hindman Funeral Home, Chandler
Avenue, where service will be held 11
a.m. Monday, the Rev. Jim Saunders.
Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial
contributions
Church.
to
Third
Brethren
HORNER - Helen I., 87, Scalp Level
died May 10, 1996, at Windber Hospi
tal. Born Oct. 18, 1908, in Johnstown,
daughter of late Charles and Eliza
beth (Mitchell) Edmiston. Preceded
in death by husband, Arthur R.; sons,
Robert R and Kenneth L.; infant son,
William; and sisters, Martha Rishell
and Elda Corle. Survived by these
children: Walter, Donald, married to
former Geraldine Block, Manheim;
Rohald, Lancaster; Betty, Scalp
Level; Edna Richards, Windber; and
Charles Kauffman, Manlius, N.Y.;
also 11 grandchildren, six great
grandchildren and daughter-in-law,
Mary Jane Homer, Cover Hill. Mem
ber of Walnut Grove Church of the
Brethren. Family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
Geisel Funeral Home, Dale, where fu
neral service will be held 1 p.m. Mon
day, the Rev. Gale Younkins. Inter
ment, Grandview Cemetery.
JANOSKY - George, 75, Dunlo, died
May 10, 1996, at Lee Hospital. Born
May 24, 1920, in Dunlo, son of John
and Annie (Gola) Janosky. Preceded
in death by parents, three brothers
and a sister. Survived by sister, Hel
en, widow of Anthony Volcjak, Dunlo;
also several nieces and nephews. Vet*
eran of World War IL Member of
American Legion Post 573, Dunlo,
and SS. Peter and Paul's Byzantine
Catholic Church. Family will receive
friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Homer J. George Funeral
Home, Salix, where Panachida will
be sung at 7:30 p.m. Brief service will
be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at funer
al home, followed by Divine Liturgy
at SS. Peter and Paul's Church, Dun
lo, the Rev. Stephen J. Kolcun. Inter
ment, church cemetery.
BRETT — Joseph James, 68, Lake
Station, Ind., formerly of Robinson,
died at home. Son of Ralph and Edith
(McClure) Brett Survived by sister,
Inez Super, Allegheny Lutheran
Home, and brother, William M. Brett,
Vinco; also nieces and nephews, Pa
tricia Boltz, Westmont; William D.
Brett and Joan Brown, both of Vinco;
and Robert Brett, Geistown.
CHOVANEC - Albert C, 72, Inglewood, Calif., died May 6,1996, in Cali
fornia. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Johns-v
town, son of Michael and Adela (Fula)
Chovanec. Preceded in death by par
ents;
wife, former Mary Marano;
brothers, Michael, William and
Thomas; and sister, Rose. Survived by
brothers, Carl, Virginia, and Frank,
Johnstown; and sisters, Sophia and
Adeline Vatavuk, both of Johnstown.
Mass of Christian Burial was held
Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic
Church, Father Lawrence Lacovic.
Arrangements by Frank Duca Funer
al Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622
Menoher Blvd. Interment, St. Antho
ny Cemetery.
. KRAUSE - Lois Jean, 72, Richland
Township, died May 10, 1996, at her
residence. Born May 4,1924, in Johns
town, daughter of late Clifford M. and
Ilse (Meise) Sell. Preceded in death
by an infant sister and brother,
James E. Survived by husband, Law
rence E., to whom she was married
for 49 years; and these sons: Barry L.,
married to former Debra C. Geiser,
Johnstown; Timothy A., married to
former Jean Ann Blanchette, Newton,
N.H.; Wayne L., married to former
Linda Barker, and Thomas R., mar
ried to former Deborah J. HUlegass,
both of Johnstown; and these grand
children, Bridget, Amanda, Christo
pher, Adam, Michael, Sandy and
Matthew, and great-granddaughter,
Haley. Sister of Donald, married to
former Jean Felix, Lancaster; War
ren, married to former Joyce Sim
mons, Jacksonville, Fla.; Frederick,
husband of late Patricia Foley, and
Charles, married to former Ginger
Moore, both of Chicago, 111. Lois was
a loving wife, mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother. Member of
Belmont United Methodist Church.
Formerly employed at U.S. Steel,
Johnstown. Friends received from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Henderson-Ketterer Funeral Home, Geis
town. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Mon
day at Belmont United Methodist
Church, Pastor Dave Evans. Entomb
ment, Richland Mausoleum.
MAY 1 1 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
SPENCER — Lillian A., went home
to be with the Lord May 8, 1996, at
Bash's Personal Care Home, Commo
dore, Pa. Bom May 21,1909, daughter
oi James and Estella Archibald. Pre
ceded in death by parents; husband,
Samuel Francis; brother, William;
and sister, Thelma. Survived by two
sons, Ronald, Manifee, Calif., and
Robert, Clymer, Pa.; daughter, Roselyn, Alpine, Calif.; six grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren. Also sur
vived by brother, James, Altoona, and
sister, Dorothy, Dearborn, Mich.
Member of First Christian Church,
Johnstown. Memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Monday at The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc.,
the Rev. Francis Bach, officiating. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contribu
tions may be made to First Christian
Church or Visiting Nurses of Indiana,
Pa.
Johnstown,
PA
KUZNIAR - Thomas, 90, resident of
Laurel Wood Convalescent Center,
formerly of the West End, died May
10, 1996, at Lee Hospital. Born Feb.
18,1906, in Johnstown, son of Andrew
and Mary (Migut) Kuzniar. Preceded
in death by parents; wife, former Car
rie Slezak; daughter, Mary Jane; and
sister, Agnes. Survived by these chil
dren: Thomas, married to former
Doris Bracken, Pittsburgh; Dorothy,
wife of Frank Furnari; Josephine,
wife of Andrew Gonda; and Kathleen,
wife of Edward Miller, all of Johns
town; also 11 grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren. Retired coal
miner from Rosedale Mines, Bethle
hem Mines Corp. Member of Local
998, UMWA; PNA; West End Polish
Club; and St. Casimir Catholic
Church, where Funeral Mass of Chris
tian Burial will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Monday, the Rev. John Marshall.
Interment, church cemetery. Friends
received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc.,
Broad Street, where wake service
will be held Sunday.
URBASSIK - Helen, 68, Richland,
died May 9, 1996, at home. Born
March 12, 1928, in Johnstown, daugh
ter of Harry and Amelia (Hanna)
Deitz. Preceded in death by parents;
brothers, Harry, Wayne and Ray
mond; and sister, Gloria. Survived by
husband, Joseph; children, Wadine
Jackson, Indiana; Michael, married to
former Sue Hedglin, Franklin; grand
sons, Jason and Neil; and brother,
John Deitz, Johnstown. Retired from
Memorial Medical Center nursing
staff. Member of St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, where Mass of Christian Bur
ial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Mon
day. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Frank Duca Fu
neral Home, downtown chapel, cor
ner of Jackson and Locust streets.
Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
WESTRICK - Thomas Andrew 76
502 West Homer St., Ebensburg died
May 10, 1996, at home. Born ApriJ 7
1920, in Colver, son of Andrew and
Theresa (Niebauer) Westrick. Preced
ed in death by parents; stepmother
Victoria (Ropp) Westrick; brother!
Charles; and sisters, Calista, Dorothy
Feighner and Mildred Roberts. Sur
vived by his spouse, Betty Marie
(McConnell) Westrick; and these chil
dren: Mary Lesser, Ebensburg; Thom
as A. Jr., married to former Carol
Mutter, Potomac, Md.; Robert M., An
napolis, Md.; Patricia A., wife of An
drew J. Bezek, Johnstown; Andrew
P., Ebensburg; Mick J., married to
former Barbara Sponsky, Ebensburg;
Edward F, married to former Ginny
Prestipino, North Potomac, Md.; Bar
bara J., married to former Kenny
Longendyke, Sterling, Va.; Jane M.,
married to Edward A. Maruca, Eb
ensburg; James A., married to former
Elaine Bulger, North Potomac, Md.;
and Christine L., married to Tim
Holtz, Altoona; also these grandchil
dren: Michele Dailey, Carrie Lesser,
Brian, Jeff, Kristin and Madeline
Westrick; Melissa and Denise Wes
trick; Jennifer, Joel and Jill Bezek;
Mark, Brenda and Janel Westrick;
Ryan, Todd, Zachary, Adam Wes
trick; Stephanie and Regina Westrick;
Brett, Scott and Kevin Longendyke;
Lauren, Lynzy, Mia, Ali and Edward
Maruca; Joey and Emily Westrick;
and Katie, Kyle, Tyler and Tori Holtz.
Brother of Dr. Marian Kirsch, Nicktown, and Anna Hartrup, Sattelite
Beach, Fla. Member of Holy Name
Catholic Church; VFW Post 4963, Eb
ensburg; American Legion, Ebens
burg; and UMWA Local 1368. World
War II Naval veteran, serving on USS
Blackhawk. Friends received from 7
to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Sunday at Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held
at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Name
Church, Ebensburg, the Rev. Msgr.
Arnold L. Gaus. Interment, church
cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please
make donations to Bishop Carroll
High School or Holy Name School,
both of Ebensburg, in Tom's memory.
MAY 1 Z 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
DALEY - Peter F., 93, Johnstown,
died May 10,1996, at Laurel View Vil
lage. Born Oct. 5, 1902, in Johnstown,
son of Michael and Alice (Hughes)
Daley. Preceded in death by parents;
brothers, Eugene, Dr. John, and
Thomas; and sisters, Marcella
Mulvehill, Anna Dishong and Betty A.
Daley. Survived by wife, the former
Helen M. Steinkirchner; and daugh
ter, Louise A. Gleason, Johnstown.
Brother of Alice Daley, Johnstown.
Also survived by grandchildren,
Helen Hammerschmidt, Philadelphia;
Attorney Peter Andrew Gleason,
Harrisburg; Kathleen Gleason, New
York City; and great-granddaughter,
Helen Daley Hammerschmidt. Mem
ber of Visitation BVM Catholic
Church, where he belonged to the
Holy Name Society and the RosaryAltar Society. Had been a member of
Bethlehem Male Chorus and Harmonie Singing Society. Retired from
Bethlehem Steel Corp., with over 40
years' service. No visitation. Mass of
Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday at
Visitation BVM church, the Rev. Mar
tin Cingle. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery. Arrangements by John
Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215
Central Ave.
.CONTI — The Rev. Monsignor Rich
ard, 69, pastor of St Gregory Catholic
Church, Daisytown Borough, died
May 10,1996, in Arbutus Park Manor.
Born July 4, 1926, in Renovo, son of
Louis and Helen (Egan) ContL Pre
ceded in death by parents, and
brother,
Dean.
Graduated from
St. Joseph Ele
mentary
and
High School in
Renovo. A gradu
ate of St. Francis
College and Semi
nary, Loretto. Or
dained May 14,
1951, in the Cathe
dral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. Assigned to St. Joseph church,
Portage, from 1951 to 1958; Holy
Name church, Ebensburg, 1958 to
1961; St. Joseph church, Renovo, 1961
to 1962; Our Lady of Mercy church,
Johnstown, for seven weeks in 1962;
St. Gregory church, Johnstown, from
1962 to the present. Member of
Knights of Columbus; BPOE Lodge
(Elks). Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 1 to
3 p.m. Tuesday at Francis G. Ozog
Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street,
where a transferral service will be
held at 3 pun. Tuesday. Monsignor
Conti will lie in state at St. Gregory
church until concelebrated funeral
Mass of Christian Burial will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Most Rev.
Bishop Joseph Adamec, D.D., presider, with the clergy of the diocese, cocelebrants.
Johnstown,
PA
JAMES - Arthur H. Jr., 75, New
Florence, died May 10, 1996, at Lee
Hospital. Born Feb. 19,1921, in Johns
town, son of Arthur H. Sr. and Mary
(Palko) James. Preceded in death by
parents; brothers, Russell and Rob
ert; and sister, Mary. Survived by
wife, former Helen Walker; and these
children: Sandra, Johnstown; Edward,
Johnstown; Rod, married to Darla
Shaulis, New Florence; and Jennie, at
home; grandchildren: Jessica, Joshua
and Jeremy. Brother of Ruth Garrity,
Curt James, Florence Doell, Al
James, Leona Miller, and Emma
Money, all of Johnstown. Member of
New Florence
United Methodist
Church. Veteran of World War II.
Member of Battle of the Bulge Asso
ciation; and Post 7622, VFW, New
Florence. Retired employee of U.S.
Bank. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kenneth A.
Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence,
where service will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, the Rev. William Pieringer.
Interment,
Armagh
Cemetery.
Graveside military rite by local vet
erans' organizations.
BLANCHETTI - Martha I. "Pippy,"
79, Tunnel Street, Summerhill, died
May 10, 1996, at Lee Hospital. Born
April 5,1917, in Summerhill, daughter
of Conrad and Annie (Gable) Myers.
Preceded in death by parents; son,'
Wayne; daughter-in-law, Edna; and
five sisters and seven brothers. Sur
vived by son, Charles "Pete" Blanchetti, married to Bonnie (Cmickshank) of Springfield, Va.;
five
grandchildren; and eight great-grand
children. Sister of Treva Cannonie,
Tunnel Street, Summerhill. Also sur
vived by numerous nieces and neph
ews. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork,
where funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Monday, the Rev. William
Trentini. Interment, Mount Hope
Cemetery.
PALGUTA - Mike MM 83, Indiana
R.D. 4, died May 11, 1996, at Beacon
Manor, Indiana, Pa. Born June 27,
1912, in Josephine, Pa., son of Michael
and Catherine (Kovalchick) Palguta.
Preceded in death by parents; wife,
Victoria (Barish) Palguta; brothers,
Eddie, John, Frank and Steve; sisters,
Mary Chapla and Catherine Stoklosa.
Survived by sons, Martin L., married
.to former Arlene Brendlinger, Som
erset; Michael F., married to former
Shirley Harnett, Gettysburg; and
Thomas J., married to former Linda
Ling, Indiana; eight grandchildren;
and
four
great-grandchildren.
Brother of Albert Palguta, married to
Agnes, of Josephine, Pa.; and Edward
Palguta, Florida. Retired from
McCreary Tire & Rubber Co., Indi
ana, and later had been employed by
McGill Motors, Indiana. Member of
St. Louis RC Church, Lucernemines;
First Catholic Slovak Union, Jednota
Branch 484, Graceton. Was wellknown in the area for his hobby of
making homemade kolbassi and sau
sage. Friends received from 2 to 4
and
7
to
9
p.m.
Sunday
at
C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home,
Homer City, where a vigil service
will be held at 8 p.m. Mass of Chris
tian Burial will be held at 10 a.m.
Monday at St. Louis Roman Catholic
Church, Lucernemines, Rev. Father
James Goldberg celebrant. Inter
ment, St. Bernard Cemetery.
SEMACK - Mary A. (Blasko), 91,
Stonycreek Township, formerly of
Clairton, died May 10, 1996, at Good
Samaritan Medical Center, Johns
town. Born June 10, 1904, in Clairton,
daughter of late John and Mary
Blasko, and widow of Daniel Semack.
Survived
by
daughters,
Rosemary
Ponist, Fairless Hills; and LaVerne
"Honey" Mislanovich, with whom she
resided; also eight grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren; brother, Antho
ny Blasko, West Mifflin; and nephews.
Friends received from 3 to 9 p.m.
CRAUMER — William A., 83, Sun
City, Ariz., formerly of Johnstown.
Born May 20, 1912, in York, son of
late William H.F. and Ariminta (Ar
nold) Craumer. Preceded in death by
daughter, Carol. Survived by wife, El
eanor (Arter) Craumer. Also survived
by nieces and nephews. Prior to his
retirement, he was vice president of
.Sani-Dairy, Johnstown. No visitation.
Graveside service will be held at 1
p.m. Tuesday at St. Clair Cemetery,
Greensburg. Arrangements by
Coshey-Nicholsoin Funeral Home,
Greensburg.
Monday
at
A.J. Bekavac
Funeral
Home, 555 Fifth St.,
Clairton.
(412/233-5700). Mass will be held at 10
a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph church,
Clairton. Interment, St. Clare Ceme
tery, Clairton.
SPENCER — Lillian A. Memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday
at The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mor
tuary Inc., the Rev. Francis Bach, of
ficiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to First
Christian Church or Visiting Nurses
of Indiana, Pa.
v^iteilr
MAY 1 3 1996
The Tribune
MIKULSKY - Olga, 81, Waxhaw,
N.C., formerly of Barron Avenue,
died May 11, 1996, at her son's home
in Waxhaw, N.C. Born Feb. 9, 1915, in
Monessen, Pa., daughter of Nicholas
and Catherine Stefanowicz. Preceded
in death by parents and husband, Jo
seph. Survived by son, Richard, mar
ried to former Loretta C. Laberty,
Waxhaw, N.C, and two grandsons, Jo
seph and Brian. Sister of Charlotte
Grimsley, Nellie Bachinski, Margaret
Brithinee and Ann Matta, all of
Monessen, and Nicholas Stefanowicz,
Oregon. Member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church, Waxhaw,
N.C. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Francis G. Ozog
Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. Fu
neral Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St.
Francis of Assisi Catholic Church,
Johnstown, the Rev. Francis Balestino. Entombment, Grandview Mauso
leum.
SIMASEK - Joseph T. "Sonny," 61,
810 Railroad St., Johnstown, died May
11, 1996, at home. Born July 5, 1934, in
Nanty Glo, son of Joseph G. and Isabelle (Nicol) Simasek. Preceded in
death by parents. Survived by aunt,
Gladys McGough, Sidman; sister,
Margaret J. Ray, Nanty Glo; and
niece and nephews, Joseph Ray Sr.,
married to former April Smith,
Johnstown; Donnie Ray, Nanty Glo;
Dennis Ray, Nanty Glo; Thomas Ray,
Nicktown; and Christine (Ray) Ander
son, Homer City. Loved and missed
by cousins, Jeannine, Danette, Bran
don, Tiffany and Jeffrey and uncle,
Gary. Member of St. Mary's Church,
Nanty Glo. Friends received from 2
to 9 p.m. Monday at Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo,
where liturgical wake will be held
Monday evening. Funeral service will
be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at BowserOndriezek Funeral Home, the Rev.
Msgr. John Little.
Mary's Cemetery.
Interment,
St.
GRZYBICKI — Joseph Adam, 73,
Blairsville, died May 7, 1996, in Las
Vegas, Nev. Born Aug. 7, 1922, in
Johnstown, son of late Adam and
Stella (Rogozinski) Grzybicki. Pre
ceded in death by parents and broth
ers, Alex and Stanley Grzybicki. Sur
vived by wife, Darl (Ondrizek)
Grzybicki, Blairsville; brothers, Leo,
and wife, Shirley, Johnstown, and
Bernard and wife, Ruth, Livermore,
Calif., and sisters, Jenny Tomkowski,
Johnstown, and Mrs. Richard (Sophie)
Sopchick, Johnstown; also several
nieces and nephews. Attended SS.
Simon and Jude Church, Blairsville.
Veteran of U.S. Army Airborne dur
ing World War II. Member of Ameri
can Legion. Retired from General
Motors Corp. Private family memori
al service will be held Tuesday at
Ferguson Funeral Home, Blairsville.
Democrat,
Johnstown,
PA
HUNTER — Nelle, 107, Niagara
Falls, N.Y., formerly of Shanksville,
died May 11, 1996, at St. Mary's
Manor, Niagara Falls. Born July 22,
1888, in a log cabin near Shanksville,
daughter of John and Sara Jane
(Spangler) Shank. Preceded in death
by husband, Charles, in 1955; son,
John, in 1995; son-in-law, Herbert M.
Wilson, in 1993; and daughter-in-law,
Martha (Zimmerman) Hunter, in
1990; also sister, Carrie Custer, and
brothers, George and Dave Shank.
Survived by children, Ruth T. Wilson,
La Vale, Md., and Joe Hunter, Ni
agara Falls, N.Y., with whom she re
sided the past four years; grandchil
dren, Sally Barmoy and husband,
John W., La Vale, Md.; Nancy Smith,
Suffield, Conn.; and Chuck Hunter and
wife, Diane, Clay, N.Y.; also 10 great
grandchildren and four great-great
grandchildren. Member of Shanks
ville United Methodist Church, where
she taught Sunday school for over 50
years. She was a direct descendant of
Christian Shank, who founded Shanks
ville. Family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown,
where service will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, the Rev. Doug Burns.
Interment, Walker Cemetery, Shanks
ville.
JAMES — Arthur H. Jr., 75, New
Florence, died May 10, 1996, at Lee
Hospital. Born Feb. 19,1921, in Johns
town,, son of Arthur H. Sr. and Mary
(Palko) James. Preceded in death by
parents; brothers, Russell and Rob
ert; and sister, Mary. Survived by
wife, former Helen Walker; and these
children: Sandra, Johnstown; Edward,
Johnstown; Rod, married to Darla
Shaulis, New Florence; and Jennie, at
home; grandchildren: Jessica, Joshua
and Jeremy. Brother of Ruth Garfity,
Curt James, Florence Doell, Al
James, Leona Miller, and Emma
Money, all of Johnstown. Member of
New
Florence
United
Methodist
Church. Veteran of World War II.
Member of Battle of the Bulge Asso
ciation; and Post 7622, VFW, New
Florence. Retired employee of U.S.
Bank. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kenneth A.
Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence,
where service will be held at 11 a.m.'
Tuesday, the Rev. William Pieringer.
Interment, Armagh Cemetery.
Graveside military rite by local vet
erans' organizations.
CALLIHAN — Louise, 81, a 29-year
resident of Clawson, Mich., formerly
of Berkley, Mich., died May 11, 1996,
in Royal Oak, Mich. Born Dec. 21,
1914, in Johnstown, daughter of Don
ald and Emma (Harding) Hysong.
Preceded in death by husband, Mar
tin R. Callihan, in October 1981 and
sister, Sara Jane McClellan, in April
1987. Survived by son, Donald (Neva)
Callihan,
Royal Oak, and
Rosemary (Ed) McGreehan,
sister,
Johns
town. Also survived by grandchildren,
James M., Susan (John) Showers, Jef
frey A. and Melissa S., all of Royal
Oak. Member of Clawson United
Methodist Church, Clawson United
Methodist Women, Clawson Women's
Club, Berkley Friendly Neighbors
and Clawson Senior Citizens. Friends
received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and
2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Gramer Funer
al Home, 705 N. Main St., Clawson.
Service.at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Clawson United Methodist Church,
205 N. Main St., Pastor Gordon E.
Ackerman, presiding. Burial, Oakland
Hill Memorial Gardens, Novi, Mich.
Memorials may be sent to Clawson
United Methodist Church or Detroit
Methodist Children's Home.
SHERBINE — Duane A., 87, Ragers
Hill Road, South Fork, died May 11,
1996, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born March 25, 1909, in Wilmore, son
of Isaiah and Maude (Storey) Sherbine. Preceded in death by parents;
brother, Maurice; sisters, Zona and
Mona. Survived by wife, former Ruth
E. Thompson, and daughter, Marian,
wife of Russell Kuhn, South Fork;
also three grandchildren. Brother of
Carl, Summerhill, and Walter, Mims,
Fla. Member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, Sidman; Cambria Lodge 278,
F. & A.M.; Portage Royal Arch Chap
ter 195; Cambria Council 32; and Ori
ental Commandry 61. Retired from
Wheel Plant, Johnstown Works, Beth
lehem Steel Corp. Family will re
ceive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Monday at Homer J. George Fu
neral Home, Salix. Service will be
held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lu
theran Church, the Rev. Lloyd T. Wil
son. Interment, Forest Lawn Ceme
tery. Masonic service by Cambria
Lodge 278 at 7 p.m. Monday.
ZISCHANG - Alfred, 58, Imler
R.D. 1, died May 3,1996. Service at 11
a.m. Tuesday at Jack Geisel Funeral
Home, Pleasantville.
MAY 1 A 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
JUSTINUS — M. Dolores, 64, Johns
town, died May 12,1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born Aug. 26,1931, in
Johnstown, daughter of Russell
Commers and Mary (Migyanka)
Commers-Hagerich.
Preceded
in
death by parents; stepfather, Harry
Hagerich; and infant sister, Sara. Sur
vived by husband, Robert C; sons,
Larry, married to former Anita
Cadwallader, Erie; and Gary, mar
ried to former Kimi Roberts, Johns
town; granddaughter, Rebecca; step
brother, Phillip Hagerich; and
stepsister, Gertrude Franzoy. Mem
ber of Beulah United Methodist
Church, where she served as church
organist and was active with the bell
choir. Dolores was very active local
ly, singing; playing the organ; and pi
ano — which she taught for many
years. She also served as staff organ
ist for the Henderson Funeral Homes.
Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, Central Avenue. Fu
neral service 11 a.m. Thursday at
Beulah United Methodist Church, the
Rev. Raymond Beal. Entombment,
Forest Lawn Mausoleum. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Beulah United Methodist
Church Pipe Organ Fund.
KIRWAN - Hilda J. (Leljedal), 81,
died May 13, 1996, at Redstone Pres
byterian Home, Johnstown. Born
Nov. 24, 1914, in Towanda, daughter
of Leonard and Flossie (Place) Lel
jedal. Preceded in death by parents;.
husband, James E., who died in com
bat during World War II; sister, Mil
dred (Mrs. Aaron) Smalley. Survived
by son, William E. Kirwan, married
to former Maureen Quinn, Johnstown;
and grandchildren: Kathleen (Mrs.
Owen) Larkin; James E. Kirwan,
married to former Renee Young; and
John J. Kirwan; and three great
grandchildren, all of Johnstown. Also
survived by brothers, Jack Leljedal,
married to former Dorothy Stewart,
and William Leljedal, both of Towan
da; and sisters, Ella (Mrs. Jack) Fer
guson; and Hazel (Mrs. Gene) Rehfeldt, both of Towanda; and Betty
(Mrs. Paul) Hunsinger, Mechanicsburg; sister-in-law, Marion K.
(Mrs. Russell) Knowles, Mansfield;
and several nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Tues
day at Maryott-Bowen Funeral
Home, York Avenue, Towanda, where
funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday (May 15). In lieu of flow
ers, contributions may be made to
American Lung Association.
Johnstown, PA
ASHBROOK - Mildred G., 81, Hooversville, died May 13, 1996, at Good
Samaritan Nursing Care Center. Born
Aug. 10,1914, in Johnstown, daughter
of Ephraim and Anna (Carl) Alwine.
Preceded in death by parents; hus
band, Franklin C; son, Ronald C; sis
ters, Miriam Easterbrook and Doro
thy Lloyd; and brothers, Harold and
Arthur. Survived by daughters: Au
drey, wife of Richard E. Kaufman,
Elderton; Ruth, wife of Charles R.
Knipple, Connecticut; Janice C, wife
of John G. ScaifeJr., Central City
R.D.; also eight grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pjn.
Wednesday at Mulcahy Funeral
Home, Central City, where service
will be held at 11 am Thursday, Eric
Smith officiating. Interment, P.O.S. of
A. Cemetery, Hooversville.
MURPHY - Sara (Price) "Sally," 81,
West Chester, died May 13,1996. Sur
vived by son, Daniel G. Murphy III
New Town Square; daughter, Sallie
Murphy Palm, West Chester; three
grandchildren; brothers, Charles
Price, and William Price, both of
Johnstown. A graveside service will
be held at Grandview Cemetery,
Johnstown, Friday, May 17,1996, at 3
p.m. Friends may call at Founds Fu
neral Home, 229 S. High St., West
Chester, on Thursday evening, May
16,1996. Memorial contributions may
be made to Chester County Hospital
Remembrance
Program,
701
E. Marshall St., West Chester, Pa.
19380.
TUCKER — Lawrence, 83, 128 Lowman St., died May 11, 1996, at 10:03
p.m., at home. Born June 7, 1912, in
Union, S.C., son of Lawrence and Tannie.(Jennings) Tucker. Was married
to Viola Tucker. Preceded in death by
six brothers and two sisters. Survived
by wife, three sis
ters: Mrs. Laura
Jones, Brooklyn,
N.Y.; Annie Mae
Gregory, Atlanta,
Ga.; and Mildred
Tucker, Philadel
phia; a host of
nieces, nephews,
other relatives
and friends. Also
survived by one brother-in-law. Mem
ber of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Employed for many years, prior to
his retirement, by Bethlehem Steel
Corp. Friends received at Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church, 205 Peelor St.,
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.,
the time of funeral service, viewing
only two hours, the Rev. Andrew W.
Tilley officiating. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery. The Gordon
Mortuary is in charge of arrange
ments.
Me MILLEN — Richard Carl, 67, of
R.D. 5, Box 30, Tyrone, died at 6 a.m.
Saturday, May 11, 1996, at his resi
dence. Born Oct. 28, 1928, in Johns
town, son of late Raymond L. and
Clara (Dill) McMillen. Survived by
wife, Theresa Elizabeth Lepus, whom
he married Jan. 29, 1949, in Johns
town; children: Richard E., Tyrone
R.D. 4; Cathy A. Hockenberry, Hun
tingdon R.D. 1; Raymond G., Tyrone;
and Jamey J., Tyrone; eight grand
children; three great-grandchildren;
sister, Delores Zarrow, Freehold,
N.J.; and brother, Leonard, Johns
town. Member of Tyrone Sportsmen's
Association. Served in U.S. Navy with
the Seabees at Adak, in the Aleutian
Islands. Retired in 1982 as a shift su
pervisor from Bethlehem Steel Coal
Mine #33, Ebensburg, after 35 years'
service.
Had also operated the
McMillen Service Station, 10th St.,
Tyrone, from 1960-1978. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at Derman Funeral Home
Inc., 1200 Lincoln Ave., Tyrone, where
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, the Rev. P. William
Glunt officiating. Interment, Blair
Memorial Park, Antis Township. Con
tributions in his memory may be
made to Diabetes Assn., Mount Nittany Chapter, P.O. Box 1183, State Col
lege, Pa! 16801.
MILLER-HERDMAN - William F.,
43, Indian Lake, formerly of Richland, died May 11,1996, at home. Born
March 5, 1953, in Johnstown, son of
William Sr. and Patricia (Silbaugh)
Herdman. Preceded in death by
mother, and an infant sister. Survived
by grandmother, Florence Herdman,
Johnstown; father, Richland; wife,
Loretta (Lee) Miller; and children,
Tammy, wife of James Fiffick, Indi
an Lake; Laurie, Johnstown; and
Corp. 1st Class Scott, Quantico, Va.;
also beloved granddaughter, Annie
Lee Fiffick; two nephews and one
niece. Brother of Judy, wife of Joseph
Solensky, Windber, Michael, married
to former Debbie Keifline; and John,
both of Johnstown; and Ron, Wilming
ton, DeL Served three years with U.S.
Army 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artil
lery Unit. Employed by Yoder Elec
tric of Jerome. Member of Scalp
Level Trinity United Methodist
Church; and Berlin VFW, Post 7295.
Was an avid NASCAR race fan. Fu
neral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at Scalp Level Trinity
United Methodist Church, Pastor Ar
thur Moffat officiating. Interment,
with military rite, Richland Ceme
tery. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Harris Fu
neral Home, 500 Cherry Lane Richland, and one-hour prior to service at
the church.
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CROUSE — David Jones Jr., 76, of
Oak Ridge, Tenn., died May 9,1996, at
home. Born Jan. 16, 1920, in Johns
town, son of David J. Sr. and Mildred
(Adams) Crouse. Preceded in death
by wife, former Jean Ellen Johnson.
Survived by sons, Jeffrey David
Crouse, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Douglas
Johnson Crouse, and wife, Ann, of
Suwanee, Ga.; sister, Mary Jane
Harris, and husband, Clement F.
Harris, of Johnstown; nieces, Virginia
A. Harris, Ridgewood, N.J.; and Cath
erine Haggerty, Vista, Calif.; and
nephews, James R Harris II, Chica
go, m.; and Steven Stainker, St. Paul,
Minn. Mr. Crouse was an expert in
metal separation processes in the Nu
clear Fuel Cycle at Oak Ridge Na
tional Laboratory. He received more
than 10 patents for his work in that
field. Memorial gifts may be made to
the charity of choice. The family is
receiving friends 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge,
Tenn.
FLEMING - Anne R., 87, Ligonier
R.D. 2, died May 12, 1996. Born May
12,1909, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., daughter
of late Michael and Ellen (Brennan)
Reynolds; Preceded in death by sis
ter, Helen Reynolds, and brother,
Thomas Reynolds. Survived by husband of 57 years, James Alexander
Fleming; sons, Capt. James Alexan
der Jr. USN (Ret.), Fairfax, Va.;
Christopher Michael and wife, Linda,
Murrysville; and daughter, Barbara
Anne Fleming, Wexford; also grand
children, Patricia, Erin, Andrew and
Alex Fleming and Mimi Schrauder.
Member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Youngstown, Pa. 1931 gradu
ate of Westchester State College, with
a bachelor of science degree, major
ing in English and literature. Volun
teer at Latrobe Area Hospital. Mem
ber of Ligonier Country Club. Avid
golfer and gardener. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at McCabe Funeral Home,
244 W. Main St., Ligonier. Funeral
Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred
Heart Roman Catholic Church,
Youngstown, Father Aelred J. Beck,
OSB, celebrant. Interment, Ligonier
Valley Cemetery, Ligonier.
Johnstown,
KUNCELMAN - Edith H. (Miller),
84, Seventh Street, Colver, died Sun
day, May 12, 1996, at Church of the
Brethren Nursing Home, Windber.
Born June 5, 1911, in Barr Township,
daughter of Joseph and Mary Ellen
(Hanlon) Miller. Preceded in death by
parents; brothers, Walter, Regis and
Joseph; and sisters, Marie Kirsch,
Genevieve Ivory, Anna McKivigan,
Coletta Weiland and Agnes Miller.
Survived by husband, Olin J. "CooneyM Kuncelman; daughters, Betty
Lou Sheeley, Pensacola, Fla.; Jeanne
K. Switzler, and Irene H. Kuncelman,
both of Ebensburg; son, James A.
Kuncelman, Colver; seven grandchil
dren; two great-grandchildren; and
sister, Lebna Weiland, Nicktown.
Member of Holy Family Catholic
Church, Colver, Sodality of Blessed
Virgin Mary; and Miraculous Medal.
There will be no viewing or visita
tion. Memorial Mass will scheduled
at a later date at Holy Family
church, Colver, the Rev. James B.
Coveney pastor. Interment, Holy
Name Cemetery, Ebensburg. Stevens
Funeral Home Inc., Carrolltown, is
serving the Kuncelman family.
JESCHONEK - Evelyn R., 79,
Johnstown, died May 13, 1996; Born
Oct. 3,1916, in Johnstown, daughter of
Charles A. and Harriet (Goughnour)
Hileman. Preceded in death by par
ents; husband, Otto H.; brothers,
Leroy, Russell, Robert and Harry; sis
ters, Delia, Eddie, Betty and Virginia.
Survived by brothers, Donald Hile
man, Johnstown; Charles Hileman,
California; sister-in-law, Velma Hile
man, Johnstown; several nieces and
nephews; and several godchildren.
Member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Was treasurer of ladies auxiliary to
GBU. Member of Pittsburgh GBU.
Retired employee of Ebensburg Cen
ter. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at John Hen
derson Co. Funeral Home, Central
Avenue, where service will be held at
1 p.m.. Thursday, the Rev. Warren
Karshin. Interment, Grandview Cem
etery.
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MAY 1 5 1996
RAIRIGH - Charles A., 67, Denver
Colo., formerly of Windber, died May
8, 1996, in Denver. Born Aug. 7, 1928,
in Windber, son of late Samuel B. and
Flora D. (Gelbke) Rairigh. Survived
by these children, Eric, Craig, Jay l
and Danita, all of Denver. Also sur
vived by 10 grandchildren. Brother of
Delmont, Denver; Robert, Windber;
and Jean Zahler, Panama City, Fla!
Formerly married to Dolores Runco,
Michigan. A 1946 graduate of Wind
ber High School. Funeral service and
burial were held Monday, May 13, in
Denver.
RATNER - Dorothy (Berman), 80, 31
Route 37 S., Sherman, Conn., died
May 14, 1996, at Laurel Wood Conva
lescent Center. Born March 1,1916, in
Irvona, daughter of late Louis and
Fannie (Smith) Berman. Preceded in
death by husband, Harris; stepmoth
er, Frances Borabeck; and sisters,
Thelma Dankert, Jane Berman, Rita
Berkeybile and Helen Berman. Sister
of Bernice Magram, New York; Betty
Misler, Johnstown; and Harriet Oldham, Texas. Retired from passport
and visa department of the United
Nations, with 27 years' service. Army
veteran of World War II, Women's
Army Auxiliary Corps and Women's
Army Corps. Graveside service will
be held Friday at the Center Ceme
tery, New Milford, Conn. Local ar
rangements by The Picking-TreeceBennett Mortuary Inc.
BELL — James P., 90, Westover, died
May 14, 1996, at Indiana Hospital.
Born Feb. 28, 1906, in Carrolltown,
son of late Andrew and Mary (Muskuontizs) Bell. Preceded in death by sis
ters, Anna, Agnes, Emma, and Mary
Westover, and brothers, John A., Al
bert, Paul and Harry. Survived by
wife, former Verda Sybert; and
daughter, Carol, wife of Leroy Cence
Jr., Westover, Pa.; grandchildren,
Gregory J. Cence, married to Dr.
Barbara Teague, Columbus, Ohio; and
Shari, wife of Dr. Glenn R. Brown, In
diana, Pa.. Coal miner of 22 years.
Was in the timber business for a num
ber of years. Former street commis
sioner of Westover Borough for 34
years. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Easly Fu
neral Home, Hastings, where service
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev.
Neil Stevens officiating. Interment,
Westover Baptist Cemetery.
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MAY 1 5 1996
BROTEMARKLE — Charles A., 70,
Richland Township, died May 13,
1996, at Lee Hospital. Born Sept. 24,
1925, in Cumberland, Md., son of late
Allen F. and Hilda H. (McElfish)
Brotemarkle. Preceded in death by
first wife, former Olga Beidle. Sur
vived by wife, former Mary Bothwell;
and stepsons, James Bothwell, and
wife, Karen, New York; and John
Bothwell, and wife, Deborah, Texas;
also survived by five stepgrandchildren. Brother of Robert, married to
former ^Kay Kyler, Richland; and
Larry, married to former Delores
Borischak, Oklahoma. Brother-in-law
of Rose Fegan, and husband, Bernard;
Joseph Zagrodniczek, and wife, Jose
phine; and Frank Zagrod, and wife,
Barbara, all of Virginia; Cathy
McCoy, and husband, Robert, Ala
bama; and Elizabeth Black, and hus
band,
Lynn,
Massachusetts.
Army
veteran of World War II, E.T.O. Mem
ber of TPA; Windber VFW and Windber American Legion. Retired sales
representative of Von's United Bever
age, with 46 years' service. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at Henderson-Ketterer
Funeral Home, Geistown, where fu
neral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Thursday, the Revs. Gale Younkin
and Martin A. Cingle.
Richland Cemetery.
Interment,
GALLARDY — Genevieve L., 91, Or
chard Street, Summerhill, died May
14, 1996, at Richland Manor. Born
Jan. 27,1905, in Summerhill, daughter
of Laura (McGough) Nelson. Preced
ed in death by mother, stepfather,
Fred Nelson; husband, John C. "Jer
ry" Gallardy, who died in 1975; son,
Robert; and daughter-in-law, Delores
(Shaw) Gallardy. Survived by sons,
Donald, Lockport, N.Y.; Thomas,
married
to
former Margaret
Jarabak, Summerhill; and Lee, mar
ried to former Linda Peevler, Atlan
ta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; 11 great
grandchildren;
three
great-great
grandchildren; and sister, Mildred
Nelson, Johnstown. Mrs. Gallardy
was a member of St. John Catholic
Church and Altar-Rosary Society.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at Charles 0. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork,
where wake service will be held at
8:30 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian
Burial, 11 a.m. Friday at St. John
Catholic Church, Summerhill, the
Rev. Daniel Wolfel, OSB. Interment,
St. Mary Cemetery.
DUGAN — Lawrence J., 61, Mundys
Corner, died May 13,1996, at Memori
al Medical Center. Born Oct. 2, 1934,
in Nanty Glo, son of Lawrence G. and
Lena (Simmers) Dugan. Preceded in
death by father. Survived by mother,
Nanty Glo; wife, former Margaret
Broad, to whom he was married 40
years; and children: Lawrence J. Jr.;
and fiancee, Kim Koehter, Hampton,
Va.; Gregory G., married to former
Cynthia Singer; Cecelia M., wife of
Raymond Seese Jr., all of Mundys
Corner; Ann M. Saltarelli, Johnstown;
and Father James M., parochial vicar
at St. Benedict Roman Catholic
Church, Geistown; and eight grand
children. Brother of Elaine, wife of
Leo Flick, Springdale; Thomas G.,
married to former Helen Kankula;
and Ronald C, married to former
Zaira Capelli, all of Nanty Glo. Mem
ber of St. John Vianney Roman Cath
olic Church, where he actively served
as a lector, Eucharistic minister,
CCD teacher and finance council
member. Had been in the Permanent
Deacon Program of the AltoonaJohnstown Diocese. A Navy veteran.
Retired institutional maintenance su
perintendent for Torrance State Hos
pital. Member of PAIE. Friends re
ceived from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at
Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc.,
Nanty Glo, where wake service will
be held Thursday. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Friday at St. John Vianney church,
the Rev. Fathers James M. Dugan
and Paul Robine, concelebrants, with
the Most Rev. Bishop Joseph V.
Adamec presiding. Interment, Holy
Name Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
please make contributions to the
Jackson Township Fire Co. and/or St.
John Vianney church, in his memory.
ZAMPANI — Elizabeth "Betty," 82,
Evans Lane, Johnstown, formerly of
New Jersey, died May 14, 1996, at
White Star Convalescent Home, Na
poleon Place. Born April 21, 1914, in
Windber, daughter of Michael and
Julia (Zidik) Gladis. Preceded in
death by parents; husband, Nicholas;
sisters, Julia Baich, Anna Doria and
Mary Birke; and brothers, John,
Michael,
Stephen,
Nicholas
and
George Gladis. Survived by nephew,
with whom she resided, Charles
Gounaris, and his wife, Johnstown.
Member of St. Anthony's church at
Port Noris, N.J., where funeral serv
ice will be held Friday. Interment,
Haleyville Methodist Cemetery.
ROMANOW - Harriet B. "Ruth," 69,
Connor Towers, formerly of West-
mont, died May 14,1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born March 10, 1927,
in Johnstown, daughter of John E.
and Mary (Burkhardt) Johns. Preced
ed in death by parents; sisters, Viola
Boast-Davis; Ida M. Dearman, and
Emma J. Budash; and brothers, John
T., Marvin E. and Robert E. Johns.
Survived by husband of 50 years, Al
bert A. Romanow, Johnstown; and
sisters, Anna M. Boring, and Alice M.
James, both of Johnstown; and nu
merous nieces and nephews. Former
crossing guard for B&O Railroad
and custodian for Westmont high
school. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Francis
G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
Street, where funeral service will be
held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, the Rev.
Robert
Kaltenbaugh.
Grandview Cemetery.
Interment,
YANOSKY - Michael A., 80, 520 N.
Beech St., Ebensburg, died May 13,
1996, at home. Born Jan. 20, 1916, in
Colver, son of Jacob and Maria
(Nemec) (Yanosko) Yanosky. Preced
ed in death by parents; brothers, Jo
seph, John and Daniel; sisters, Mary
Yusko, Ann Gow, Elizabeth Mondock,
Margaret Yanosko and Rosemary
Yanosko; and grandson, Michael Pat
rick Cunningham. Survived by wife,
former Katherine Milkovich, and
these children: Marian J., wife of
Robert L. Cunningham Sr., Mundys
Corner, Rosemary T., wife of Donald
L. Vay, Northfield, Ohio; Albert M.,
married to former Cathleen L. Smith,
Nanty Glo; Jacob "Jack," married to
former Judith A. Bower, Erie; 16
grandchildren; and 15 great-grand
children. Brother of Thomas R., Vir
ginia. Death ends a marriage union of
56 years. Formerly employed at
Colver Eastern Gas & Fuel Coal Co.
Retired from Prudential Life Insur
ance Co., in 1976, with 29 years' serv
ice. Life member of National Rifle
Association.
Avid
outdoorsman.
Member of Jackson Township Sports
man Club. Friends received from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home,
Ebensburg, where wake service will
be said Wednesday evening. Funeral
service, 11 a.m. Thursday at the fu
neral home, the Rev. Monsignor Ar
nold L. Gaus officiating. In lieu of
flowers, please make donations to
American Lung Association or the
NRA in Mike's memory.
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MAY 1 7 1996
W
WEBER - Pearl C. (Yeckley), 88,
Dutch Road, Carrolltown, died
Wednesday, May 15, 1996, at Miners
Hospital, Spangler. Born Jan. 21,1908,
in Patton daughter of Benjamin and
Philomera fitter) Yeckley. Preced
ed in death by parents; son, Merle;
great-great-grandsons, Kevin Kirscn
and Spencer Alan Weber; brothers,
Cletus, Clarence, Irvin and Gerald;
and sisters, Bertha, and Janet
Vavrinec. Survived by husband, Ray
mond Weber. Her death ends a mar
riage union of 69 years. Also survived
by these children: Virginia Cunning
ham- Gervase; Joseph; Harold; Irvin;
Rose Prevost; Arleen Hoover, and
David, all of Carrolltown R.D.; Floyd,
and Mildred Cunningham, both of
Carrolltown; John, Levittown; Doro
thy Stasik, Cresson; Leo, Wickliffe,
Ohio; Theresa Fortner, Pinellas Park,
Fla ■ and Dennis, Ebensburg R.D.; 60
grandchildren; 56 great-grandchil
dren; two great-great-grandchildren;
and
daughter-in-law,
Mary
Ellen
Weber-Cunningham, Carrolltown. Sis
ter of Fred, Raymond, Edna Kline,
and Rose Marie Buck, all of Carroll
town R.D.; Alvin, St. Benedict; and
Floyd Wickliffe, Ohio; and sisters-inlaw, Lillian Yeckley, Carrolltown;
Helen Yeckley, Carrolltown; and Hel
en Yeckley, Hastings. Member of St.
Benedict church, Carrolltown; Altar-
Rosary Society; Legion of Mary; Car
rolltown Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary,
where she was honored with life
membership, Feb. 1996, after 40
years' service. Also was a delegate to
Ladies Auxiliary to Cambria County
& Vicinity Volunteer Firemen's Asso
ciation. She owned and operated the
former Carroll Lunch, Carrolltown,
for 10 years. She made donuts at the
Quality Fruit Market, Carrolltown,
for 20 years, retiring at age 83. Her
biggest job, however, was being the
mother of 16 children. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ste
vens Funeral Home Inc., Carrolltown,
where vigil service will be held at 8
p m. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday
at St Benedict church. Interment, St.
Benedict Cemetery. In lieu of flow
ers, donations may be made to St.
Benedict church, in memory of Pearl.
Johnstown, PA
KAUFMAN - Alpha E., 70, South Rosina Avenue, Somerset, died May 15,
1996, in Somerset Hospital. Born Feb.
3, 1926, in Milford Township, Somer
set County, daughter of late Ross D.
and Daisy (Snyder) Enos. Preceded in
death by brother, Paul; sister,
Blanche; and an infant sister, Marie.
Survived by husband, E. Charles;
sons, George B., and Herbert R., both
of Somerset; and E. Charles Jr., mar
ried to former Michele Noll, Lebanon,
Pa.; and granddaughters, Laura and
Shannon. Also survived by brother,
Earnest S. Enos, married to former
Peggy Pritts, Stoystown. She was a
devoted wife and mother. She was ac
tive until health limited her func
tions. Member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, Somerset, and various ladies
organizations, including the Bycota
Circle. Former part-time employee
of Newberry's Store, Somerset. In
past years, she participated in local,
county and state Pamona Grange.
Former member of Somerset Chap
ter, Order of Eastern Star. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday in Robert H. Halverson Fu
neral Home, Somerset. Funeral serv
ice, 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lu
theran Church, Pastor Robert L.
Hoover Jr. officiating. Interment,
Somerset County Memorial Park. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be
given to the Student Aid Fund of
Trinity Lutheran Church.
SANTA — Jeffrey Allan, 47, Lark
spur, Colo. Friends received from 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, Central Avenue,
where service will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 1996. Service, 2
p.m. Monday, May 20, 1996, at Andrews-Caldwell-Gibson
Funeral
Home Chapel, Castle Rock, Colo.
SEWAK - Paul, 90, Laurel Wood
Convalescent Center, formerly of
Conemaugh. Friends received from 2
to 9 p.m. Friday at The Baker-Harris
Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where
wake service will be held Friday eve
ning. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at As
sumption church, Father Bernard F.
Grega. Interment, church cemetery.
NOKES — Donald C. Sr., 78, Johns
town, died May 15,1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born March 16,1918,
in Johnstown, son of Thomas J. and
Margaret (Fitzpatrick) Nokes. Pre
ceded in death by parents; stepmoth
er, Jane (Hunter) Nokes; sisters,
Adelaide Bickle and Helen Nokes
Zeckmeister; and brother, Thomas J.
Jr. Survived by wife, former Virginia
Swanson, to whom he was married 53
years; children: Ann Nokes Crane,
Fayetteville, N.Y.; Mary Nokes, Alex
andria, Va.; and D.C. Jr., married to
former Anne Foster, Johnstown; also
grandchildren, Patrick Brent Crane,
New York; and Katie, Jenny, Donny
and Maggie Nokes, Johnstown. Mem
ber of Our Mother of Sorrows Catho
lic Church. Retired president and
owner of Johnstown Poster Advertis
ing Co. for 42 years. President of the
Outdoor Advertising Association of
Pennsylvania. Past member of Westmont Borough Council. Served in
Army, World War II. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at John Henderson Co. Funer
al Home, 215 Central Ave. Mass of
Christian Burial, noon Saturday at
Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic
Church, the Rev. Monsignor Thomas
K. Mabon. Interment, Grandview
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family
suggests contributions to Our Mother
of Sorrows Capital Fund Campaign,
407 Tioga St., Johnstown, Pa. 15905;
the Community Foundation of Great
er Johnstown, or the charity of the
donor's choice. Wake service Friday
evening.
URICH — Grace M., 89, North Fifth
Avenue, Patton, died Wednesday,
May 15, 1996, at Miners Hospital,
Spangler. Born Jan. 4,1907, in Patton,
daughter of John and Rose (Anna)
Urich. Preceded in death by parents;
and brother, Clair. Survived by two
nieces, Rose Marie Chute, Kingwood,
Texas; and Anne Endler, Kissimmee,
Fla. Retired elementary school
teacher, with 42 years' service in the
Cambria Heights School District.
Member of National Retired Teach
ers Association; Pennsylvania State
Retired Teachers Association; Queen
of Peace church Altar-Rosary Soci
ety; Legion of Mary; and Our Lady of
YINGLING - Regina A. (Nastasi),
Bethel Park, died May 15, 1996. For
mer wife of Ronald H. Beloved moth
er of Michele A. and Mark S. Daugh
ter of Michael Nastasi. Sister of Fred
Nastasi. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m'. Thurs
day and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday
at Henney Memorial Chapel, 5570 Li
brary Road, Bethel Park. Mass of
Christian Burial, noon Saturday at St.
Louise de Marillac church.
LOVLIE - Mary Elizabeth, 80, of
Windber. Friends and relatives will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 17, at The Dalla Valle
Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where
funeral service held at 1 p.m. Satur
day, May 18, the Rev. Ronald StClair.
Entombment, Richland Mausoleum.
Victory Court, CD. of A., Barnesboro. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Stevens Fu
neral Home Inc., Patton, where vigil
service will be held Friday. Funeral
Mass, 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Queen of
Peace church, Patton. Interment, St.
Mary Cemetery, Patton. CD. of A.
and Legion of Mary Rosary, 3 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home.
MAY 1 7 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
BRIERTON — John Francis, M.D.,
84, Southmont, died May 15, 1996, at
home. Born July 22,1911, in Brooklyn,
N.Y., son of late Lt Robert S. Brierton and Hannah (OToole) Brierton.
Preceded in death by brothers, Rob
ert S. and William; as well as sister,
Miriam Brierton. Survived by wife of
53 years, former E. Louise Flechtner,
sister, Dorothy Wadsley, Brooklyn,
N.Y.; children: Robert S., Johnstown,
married to former Ann Bruton; Joan
L., married to Kenneth Johnson,
Playa del Rey, Calif.; Ann F., married
to James Zellers, Rolling Hill Es
tates, Calif.; and Louise F.f married to
Mark Michaud, Washington, Texas;
seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kathryn and Margaret Brierton; Travis
Johnson; Caitlin Zellers; and Justin
and Nathan Michaud; and his beloved
niece, Patricia, married to Tony
Dalo, New York City. Dr. Brierton
was a fourth generation New Yorker
and the third of five children of a dec
orated New York City fireman. He
graduated from Regis High School,
New York, in 1929; Columbia College,
in 1934; and the Medical School of the
University of the State of New York
in 1938. He traveled the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans as an ordinary seaman
on a freighter in 1933. He later served
as an intern at St Vincent Hospital,
as well as a resident in obstetrics and
gynecology at both Sloane Hospital
for Women and Lincoln Hospital in
New York, a part of the Columbia
University School of Medicine. He en
listed in the United States Navy im
mediately after Pearl Harbor and
served his country from 1942 until
1947, when he was retired as a Lt.
Commander, for injuries which he
sustained in the South Pacific. Dr.
Brierton taught medical students at
the New York University and en
gaged in both medical research and a
private practice limited to obstetrics
and gynecology in New York City af
ter he returned from the war until he
moved to Johnstown in 1949. Dr. Bri
erton presented the results of his
medical research at medical meet
ings in Chicago, I1L, in 1950, and was
invited to present those results to
subsequent meetings in Sao Paulo,
Brazil, and in Europe. He served as
the chairman of obstetrics and
gynecology at Mercy Hospital in
Johnstown from 1952 until 1975. He
was a founding fellow of the Ameri
can Board of Obstetrics and Gynecol
ogy in 1946 and earlier served as the
chief of obstetrics and gynecology at
the U.S. Naval Hospital at Chelsea,
Mass. He retired from the practice of
medicine in Jan. 1987, after deliver
ing over 14,000 children in Boston,
New York and Johnstown. As a devot
Johnstown, PA
ed father, a compassionate physician,
and a Christian gentleman, he will be
sorely missed by his family, patients
and all those who knew him. A view
ing will be held for family and friends
at John Henderson Co. Funeral
Home, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
-Friday, May 17, -1996. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at Our
Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church at
10 a.m. Saturday, May 18,1996. Inter
ment at Grandview Cemetery, imme
diately following the Mass. Memorial
contributions may be made to the
charity of choice.
KOCIBAN - Paul P., 67, Windber,
died May 15,1996, in Pittsburgh. Born
July 7, 1928, in Windber, son of the
late George and Anna (Valent) Koci-
ban. Also preceded in death sister,
Ann DeMeo; and brothers, George
and John. Survived by daughter, Pau
la,
Johnstown.
Brother of Jo
seph, Johnstown;
and Susan Toth
and Mary Furda,
both of Windber.
Also survived by
brother-in-law,
Alfred DeMeo,
Northfield, Va.;
and former wife,
former Carol Oravec. Member of SS.
Peter & Paul Orthodox Greek Catho
lic Church; American Legion, Post
159; Windber Aerie 1633, FOE; and
past commander of Post 4795, VFW,
all of Windber. Retired from Opera
LOCKARD - Harry A., 80, of Oak
land, died May 15, 1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born Nov. 2, 1915, in
Altoona, son of Charles P. and Eliza
beth (Saltsgiver) Lockard. Preceded
in death by parents; first wife, Marjorie (Hewitt); brother, Albert; and
sister, Marie Wozniak. Survived by
wife, former Martha L. "Marty"
Sackett; sons, Harry D., married to
former Debra A. Hockensmith; and
Albert J., married to former Eliza
beth "Betsy" Valchine, both of Johns
town; stepdaughters, Carol A., wife of
Jack Baumgardner, Deland, Fla.; and
Marsha, wife of Albert Bartlett,
Boalsburg; grandchildren: Amouree,
Lisa and Jennifer, stepgrandchildren:
Ann, Barbara, Michael, Kiva and Addison; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Brother of Leo, married to for
mer Betty Mash, Ebensburg; and
Orvetta, wife of James Boyer, Johns
town. Death breaks a marriage union
of 16 years. World War II Army vet
eran, served with Company B, 102nd
Eng. Bn. Recipient of the Purple
Heart. Retired employee of Bethle
hem Steel Corp., with 30 years1 serv
ice. Life member of and former fire
chief of Oakland Volunteer Fire Co.
Life member of Post 155, VFW,
where he served as past president
and member of Military Ritual
Team. Member of Post 849, American
Legion; Keystone State Fire Chiefs
Association; Cambria County Volun
teer Firemens Association; and Daisytown Sportsmen's Club. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Moskal & Kennedy Funeral
Home, Ohio Street and Highland Ave
nue, where service will be held at 1
p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Fred C. Vanderhoff officiating. Interment, Veter
an's Circle, Richiand Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name
to the Oakland Volunteer Fife Co.
Graveside military rite by VFW 155
Ritual Team.
YINGLING - Mary "Molly," 90, Vir
ginia, formerly of Lilly, died March 7,
1996, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Fredericksburg, Va. Born April 7,
1905, in Shamokin, daughter of late
John F. and Jane (Fitzgerald)
GEISER - Clemens C. "Bud," 70,
Geistown. Friends received from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Henderson-Ketterer Funeral Home, Geis
town, where wake service will be
held Friday. Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday
at St. Benedict church.
Church, Lilly, Father James Conrad.
Interment, St. Brigid's Cemetery, Lil
ly. Arrangements by Thomas F.
ting Engineers, Local 66. Army veter
an. The family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at
The Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc.,
Windber, where Funeral Service will
be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Blessing
Service will be held at 9:30 ajn. Sat
urday at the funeral home followed
by Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.
Saturday at SS. Peter & Paul church,
Windber, the Very Rev. David Smoley. Interment, church cemetery. Mil
itary graveside rite by VFW, Post
4795^Windber.
O'Maley. Preceded in death by
daughter, Martha Jane, who died in
1938; and husband, Harry, who died
Aug. 12,1982. Mother of Janellen Wolf
and Susan Yingling, both of Freder
icksburg, Va.; Barbara Taylor and
John Yingling, both of Stafford, Va.;
and Mary Hollein, Alexandria, Va.;
also 12 grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. Molly received her de
gree in music from West Chester
State College and prior to coming to
Lilly, she taught for five years in
other districts in Pa. She retired from
Penn Cambria School District in 1969,
after teaching art and music for 29
years. After her move to Alexandria,
Va., she gave private piano lessons
and became a member of Blessed
Sacrament
Catholic
Church
and
choir. She also continued as an active
member
Francis,
years. A
May 18,
Lady
of
of the Third Order of St.
totaling approximately 35
memorial Mass will be held
1996, at 10:30 a.m. at Our
the
Alleghenies
Catholic
Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly.
MAY 1 8 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
TURNER — Caroline Marie, 74, Geistown, died May 15,1996, in Damascus,
Md. Born Dec. 11,1921, in Johnstown,
daughter of late Clement N. and Rose
(Apple) Gates. Preceded in death by
first husband, William Martincic; sec
ond husband, Arthur H. Turner Sr.;
sisters,
Laura
McKane, Marga
ret Welch, Zelda
Rolley,
Rachel
Kline and Mabel
Schneider;
brother,
Jack;
and daughter-inlaw, Peggy Cole
Turner. Survived
by these children:
William Martincic, married to for
mer Raylene Sheets, Gaithersburg,
Md; Arthur H. Turner Jr. "Hap,"
married to former Janet Calderone,
Johnstown; Judith Turner, wife of
Thomas Adamson, Somers Point,
N.J.; Warren G. Turner, and James E.
Turner, both of Damascus, Md.; also
seven grandchildren and one great
grandchild. Also survived by brother,
Wayne Gates, married to former
Lucy Wiseman, Port Orange, Fla. At
tended Third Brethren Church. Auxil
iary member to Charles T. Menoher
Post 155, VFW. Member of Sweet
Adelines. Friends received from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Henderson-Ketterer Funeral Home, Geistown, where funeral service will be
held at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Jim
Saunders.
Interment,
Grandview
Cemetery.
VICKROY - Harry, 85, Johnstown,
died May 17,1996, at home. Born Jan.
28, 1911, in Johnstown, son of Aaron
and Mary (Shawley) Vickroy. Preced
ed in death by parents; sisters, Eliza
beth and Alma; and brothers, William
and Ralph. Survived by wife, former
Evelyn Claire Mosholder, to whom he
was married 62 years; children: Rich
ard L., married to former Doris Haddle, Hummelstown; Robert C,
Rockwell, N.C.; Karl D., married to
former Joyce Irwin, Portage; Mary
C, married to Joseph Roberts,, with
whom he resided; and David R, mar
ried to former Kathleen Stopko,
Windber, sisters, Ann Hess; and Ethel
Vickroy, both of Johnstown; 16 grand
children; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Member of Roxbury Church of the
Brethren, where he served as a dea
con. Member of Tire Hill and Hilltop
Senior Citizens and Hilltop Senior
Chorus. Retired from Bethlehem
Steel Corp. as a welder, after 44
years1 service. Friends received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at John
Henderson Co. Funeral Home, where
service will be held at 11 a.m. Mon
day, the Rev. John F. Hess. Inter
ment, Grandview Cemetery. Contri
butions may be made to Roxbury
Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St.,
Johnstown, Pa. 15905.
Johnstown, PA
MISHLER — Maynard G., 80, 100
Woodmont Road, formerly of Ferndale Avenue, died May 15,1996, at the
Laurel Wood Convalescent Center.
Born Feb. 13,1916, in Johnstown, son
of late Webster G. and Ellen H.
(Shaffer) Mishler. Survived by
brother, Wilbert
G., Johnstown;
nephew, Daniel L.
Mishler, Johns
town;
niece,
Sharon V. Fox,
Mount Pleasant;
also survived by
a grand niece; a
grand nephew;
and sister-in-law,
Irma G. Mishler, Johnstown. Retired
clerk from Gautier Division of Beth
lehem Steel Corp. Member of Ferndale United Methodist Church. Army
veteran of World War II. A 1933 grad
uate of Ferndale High School.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Monday at The PickingTreece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., where
service will be held at 10 a.m. Tues
day, the Rev. Jeffrey A. Miller. Inter
ment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
SALVINO - "Coke" Angelo, 72,
Johnstown, died May 16, 1996, at
Washington Hospital Center, Wash
ington, D.C. Born Dec. 7, 1923, in
Johnstown, son of late Salvatore and
Michilena (Salvino) Salvino. Preceded
in death by wife, former Muriel Tay
lor, brother, Rob- ~"
ert; and sister,
Teresa. Survived
by brothers, Mi
chael; and Jo
seph, married to
former Elaine
Rogers; and be
loved friend and
companion of 22
years, Rosalind
DelSignore Csarak; and her devoted
family, Ronald; Darlene; Richard,
married to former Patricia Catanese;
Andrea, married to Raymond Ritter,
and JoAnn, married to Joseph Kopco.
Coke was loved and accepted as a
grandfather by Rosalind's grandchil
dren, Mark, Joseph, Angela, Christo
pher, Nicholas and Jamie. His gentle
manor, sense of humor, and loving
ways will remain always in the
hearts of the family who loved him.
Retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Member of Italian Sons & Daughters
of America; Lodge 175, BPOE; and St.
John Gualbert CathedraL Coke was
an avid reader throughout his life and
an authority on classic movies.
Friends received from 1 to 9 pjn.
Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funer
al Home, 215 Central Ave. Mass of
Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Monday at
St John Gualbert Cathedral, Rev.
Monsignor George B. Flinn, V.G.
Interment, Richland Cemetery. Wake
service will be held on Sunday.
SWANK - Patricia Ann, 51, Somer
set R.D. 5, died May 16,1996, at Som
erset Born Nov. 25,1944, in Somerset,
daughter of Paul John and Pauline
Sadie (Emert) Barron. Preceded in
death by father; and brothers, Rodger
J. Barron and David L. Barron. Sur
vived by mother, Mrs. Pauline Sadie
Barron, Somerset R.D. 6; husband,
Robert Merle Swank, to whom she
was married 34 years; children: Mark
Allen Swank, married to former Judy
Golba, Cranberry Township; Mrs. Bri
an R. (Lori Ann) Trent, Somerset
R.D. 2; grandchildren, Paul Joseph
Swank and Brianna Marie Trent. A
1962 graduate of Somerset High
School. Member of Faith Lutheran
Church; and Wheelers & Dealers
Square Dance Club. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at Hauger-Zeigler Funer
al Home, Somerset. Funeral service
will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Mon
day, May 20, at Faith Lutheran
Church, Somerset, the Rev. Lynn M.
Sanner officiating. No viewing at the
church. Interment, Somerset County
Memorial Park. Contributions may
be made to Somerset "In-Touch" Hos
pice, 651 S. Center Ave., Somerset,
Pa. 15501 or Faith Lutheran Church,
R.D. 5, Somerset, Pa. 15501.
D'ARCANGELO — Maria, 70, 7894
Orion Path, Liverpool, N.Y. 13090,
died May 4,1996, at St. Joseph Hospi
tal. Born in Trapani, Sicily, Italy.
Preceded in death byson, Corrections
Officer John J. D'Arcangelo Jr., who
was killed in the Attica prison upris
ing in 1971. Survived by husband of 50
years, John J. Sr., Liverpool, NY.;
daughter, Ann Marie Tillich, Tucson,
Ariz.; and son, Richard, North
Syracuse, N.Y. Sister of Leonarda
Montalto, Trapani. Also survived by
six grandchildren; six great-grand
children; and brothers-in-law, Pete,
married to former Nicolette
DiLoreto; and Alfred, married to for
mer Isabell George, both of Windber.
Funeral service and interment were
held in Liverpool, N.Y.
DOTTS — L. Milford, 84, West End,
died May 16, 1996, at Lee Hospital.
Born Dec. 25,1911, in Johnstown, son
of late Lemoyne M. Sr. and Susan
Eva (Brown) Dotts. Preceded in death
by brother, Lester ML Survived by
wife, former Alice A. Makin; son,
Jack, married to former Donna Leh
man, Gainesville, Fla.; and two
grandchildren. Brother of Mabel B.
and Twila Eva Dotts, both of Miami,
Fla. Member of Calvary United
Methodist Church and Wesley Bible
Class. Retired engineman from Conemaugh & Black Lick Railroad.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Sunday at William T. Hindman
Funeral Home, Chandler Avenue,
where service will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Monday, the Rev. Edison B. Heard.
Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
fjrufts?
home in knnandate, ya., where be
was residing. Beloved brother of Jo
seph Hanzel of Dahlgren, Va.; John
Hanzel of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mary
Murray of Sterling Heights, Mich.;
Ladislaus Hanzel
of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; Robert Han
zel of Wilming
ton,
Del.;
Theresa
—
Judith
Marie,
47,
at Valley Care, Pleasanton, Calif.
Born March 26, 1949. A native of Altoona A resident of Livermore 16
years, previously of Pittsburgh. A
graduate of St. Francis Xavier Ele
mentary School, Cresson; and Penn
Cambria High School in 1967; and
Mount Aloysius College. Member of
ry and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Survived by parents, John F. and Dor
othy A. Schwaderer of Cresson; hus
and
of Annandale, Va.
p.m. at Demaine
HAMILTON
Livermore, Calif., area" May rr, watt,
First Presbyterian Church in Liver
more; the American Legion Auxilia
Gorman
Friends may call
on Saturday, May
18, from 5 to 8
MAY 19 jggg
band of 20 years, James Hamilton of
Livermore; daughter, Julie Hamilton
of Eugene, Ore.; sisters: Roseann
—-
Springfield-Annandale ChapeL Back-
lick and Edsall Roads, Springfield
Va Funeral service and interment
wiil be held in Techny, 111. Memorial
contributions may be made tothe Di
vine Word Missionaries, P.O. Box
6099, Techny, 111. 60082.
i|I
RFNANTE - Leonard Paul John
Schwaderer, Arlington, Va.; and Debra Dunne, Philadelphia; and broth
ers J Fred Schwaderer, Houston,
Texas,'and George Schwaderer Cres
son Funeral service will be held 4
pm. Monday, May 20, at the, First
Presbyterian Church, Fourth and
South L streets, Livermore with the
Rev Shereda Benfield officiating.
Memorial services at the First Pres
byterian Church of Cresson will be
announced at a later date. Cremation
will be at the Callaghan Mortuary
Sermore, and burial of cremated
remains will be at the St. Francis Xa
vier Cemetery in Cresson Memorial
efts may be made to the National
MultiSe Sclerosis Society, 150 Grand
Ave.. Oakland, Calif. 94607.
WINGARD - June C, 71, Homerstown, died May 18, 199b, at UOO(i ^
maritan Nursing Care Center. Born.
Jan 22 1925, daughter of Leo and.
Thelma M. (Kennedy) Schnurr. Pre
ceded in death by parents and.
brother Robert James. Survived by,
■
d Lester E.; children: Donald
Francis Xavier CIllU1-"'"TIIL
vid Roesch. Interment <*"JJteTM
terv
Arrangements by Charles
Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson.
of Sandra James, San Diego Cahf
and Delores Jones, St. Albans, W.Va
Member of Trinity Lutheran Church,
Tnesdav Fellowship; and WELLA.
Friends^eceived 2 to 4 and 7 tc,» P_m.
Monday at John Henderson Co. Fu-.
neral Home, Central Ayenue where
l service will be held u a.m.
TVvc Tribune Democrat,
MM A 9
MAKUCH —
86
RITTER — James H., 76, of
tal. Born Nov 26 1919 in
son nf wir
"*•», in ouwisLuwn,
Hitterfii XKy^S
brothers: William, John, Joseph
George and Michael; and sister, ~
-1 by sisters:
CONNELLY - John J. "Jack" 77
S? ?hrt'&ih Fork-died ^y S
1996, at home. Born Aug. 28 1918 in
Ehrenfeld, the son of Thomas
death by parents; sisters, Mary
ee
mi
r I °h' thechurch
Rev^tennent,
cemetery•.
Andrew
Stanko
will beheld at3:
■Ml
mew Cemetery, Wilmore.
in death by Iai
er, of St. Michael;
daughter,
sa,
and
James,
home;
Melis
both
son,
at
brothers-
James "Mel," Sid-
man; Todd, Wind-
ber; Kirk, St. Michael; sister,
Jams fiassett
Johnstown-
family
TKei
special aunt, Bi£
graduated from
service
church, the Rev
ment, South Pork
at
by m
d
Bridget (New) Connelly. PrS^
3 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
LeCOMTE - Angela Rose "Angel,"
22, Piano, Texas, formerly of Cresson,
died May 20,1996, in Piano, following
an automobile accident. Born Feb. 12,
1974, in Cresson, daughter of Samuel
and Gloria (Sibis) LeComte. Preceded
in death by father. Survived by moth
er and infant son, Ashton, both of
Piano. Sister of Laurene Franey,
Cresson; Samuel, Piano, Texas; Melis
sa Mignogna and Christopher, both of
Cresson; Samantha, Pittsburgh; Jannifer and Jody, both of Dallas, Texas;
and Jonette and Joshua, both of
Piano, Texas. Mass of Christian Buri
al will be celebrated Thursday in
Piano. There will be no viewing or
visitation. Committal service will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Mau
soleum Chapel, Altoona, the Rev. Da
vid Roesch. Entombment, Calvary
Mausoleum. Arrangements by Char
les M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cres
son. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Ashton LeComte
Trust Fund, in care of Samuel
LeComte, 2624 Pin Oak, Piano, Texas
75075.
KEAFER - William E., 87, Laurel
View Village, formerly of Cinema
Drive, died May 21,1996, at Good Sa
maritan Medical Center. Born Oct.
19, 1908, in Johnstown, son of Earl
and Mary (Doubt) Keafer. Preceded
in death by parents; wife, former
Evelyne Hunter, sister, Edna Miller,
and brother, Alfred Moss. Survived
by daughter, Rebecca, married to Da
vid Panetta, Lawrenceville, Ga.; two
grandsons, Michael and Brian Panet
ta; and sister, Margaret Hartman,
Johnstown. Member of Westmont
United Methodist Church. Retired
employee from Bethlehem Steel
Corp. No visitation. Memorial service
will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at West
mont United Methodist Church, the
Rev. Dale Shunk. John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., in
charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be made in Bill's memory to
Westmont United Methodist Church.
JONES — Thomas R. Jr., 50, former
ly of Johnstown, died May 21,1996, at
Torrence State Hospital Born May
15,1946, in Johnstown, son of Thomas
R. Sr. and Carol (Mills) Jones. Pre
ceded in death by father and survived
by mother, Carol Jones. A U.S. Army
veteran and former employee of
Page Bedding. Friends received from
2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Francis G.
Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
Street, where funeral service will be
held at 11 ajn. Friday, the Rev. Ray
Streets. Interment, Forest Lawn
Cemetery.
Johnstown, PA
DAWSON - Robert K. Jr. "Turk," 62,
Naples, Fla., formerly of Windber,
died May 17, 1996, in Naples. Born
June 30,1933, in Windber, son oHfcofch
ert Sr. and Mary (Vespa) Dawson.
Preceded in death by parents and
brother, Donald. Survived by wife,
Carol (Rose); daughter, Rhonda, 01ney, Md.; and brother, Vaughn, hus
band of Debbie, Richland Township.
Nephew, Rev. Donald Dawson, offici
ating. Family will receive friends at
Oakland United Methodist Church,
1504 Bedford St., Johnstown, on May
26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., where memo
rial service will be held at 3:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Robert had a love
for God's work and would have re
quested that donations be made to his
cousin, the Rev. David Vespa, mis
sionary to Ghana, Africa, in care of
Assemblies of God Foreign Missions
Dept, 1445 Booneville Ave., Spring
field, Mo. 65802.
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HUNSINGER — Edward L., 64, Con
nor Towers, formerly of Richland
Township, died May 22, 1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Born Jan. 19,
1932, in Hooversville, son of late
Charles E. and Dorothy A, (Kahl)
Hunsinger. Preceded in death by first
wife, former Betty Lou Bloom, who
died in 1981, and second wife, former
Hortense Scheffen, who died in 1991.
Survived by sons, John E. Hunsinger,
married to former Sandra Mikulat
Richland Township; Ronald Tacznosky, Highland Ranch, Colo.; and Don
ald Tacznosky, Bradford Woods, Pa.;
also five grandchildren. Brother of
Ruth, married to Richard Minor, Up
per Yoder Township. Member of
Trinity Lutheran Church. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at Henderson-Ketterer Fu
neral Home, Geistown. Funeral serv
ice at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn
Chapel, the Rev. Brian W. Armen.
Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
GEORGE - Alberta T., 78, Rebekah
Manor, formerly of Tioga Street for
over 50 years, died May 22, 1996, at
Lee Hospital. Born June 15, 1917, in
Evansville, Ind., daughter of George
and Nettie (Hess) Miller. Preceded in
death by parents; husband, Eugene J.;
and twin brother, Bert. Survived by
sons, John, married to former Alice
Holtz, Johnstown, arid Eugene Jr., Tujunga, Calif.; grandchildren, Curtis,
Anissa and Luke; and brother, Virgil,
Evansville, Ind. Member of Our
Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
and the Legion of Mary. During the
1950s, Mrs. George was the head of
the lunch program at Our Mother of
Sorrows School Also formerly em
ployed at Grandview Flower Barn
and Johnstown Credit Bureau.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at John Henderson
Co. Funeral Home, Central Avenue,
where wake service will be held
Thursday evening. Mass of Christian
Burial, 10 a.m. Friday at Our Mother
of Sorrows Church, the Rev. Msgr.
Thomas K. Mabon. Interment, Grand-
view Cemetery.
COUDRIET - LUlie, 98, 207 Ottawa
St., formerly of Wilmore and Portage,
. died May 21,1996, at home. Born July
20, 1897, in Conemaugh, daughter of
late James Irvin and Rebecca May
(Plummer) Weaver. Preceded in
death by husband, Charles; two sis
ters and one brother. Member of
Trinity United Methodist Church,
Portage. Was self-employed seam
stress. Family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at Geisel Funeral Home, Dale, where
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday, the Rev. Richard Howe.
Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to Arbutus Park Manor.
Johnstown, PA
DICK — Margaret, 93, Vintondale
R.D. 1, died May 22, 1996, at her
home. Born April 21, 1903, in Cavetown, Md., daughter of Harry and
Nettie Ann (Daywalt) Naugle. Pre
ceded in death by parents; husband,
Harry, in 1984, ending a marriage of
64 years; son, Alan "Cy"; and grand
son, Scott. She was the last surviving
member of her family, being preced
ed in death by these brothers and sis
ters: James, Florence, Clarence,
Maurice, Lulu Staley, Phyllis Currie
and Lois Dick. She was the mother of
Eugene, married to former Lillian
Bittner, Conemaugh; Marian "Betty,"
wife of Ernest Widmar, Dilltown;
Margaret, wife of Alfred Larkin,
Seward R.D. 1; James and his special
friend, Elaine Miske, at home; Mau
rice, married to former Patricia Wil
liams, Seward R.D. 1; and daughterin-law, Patricia Berzonsky, Mineral
Point. Grandmother of 13, greatgrandmother of 16 and great-greatgrandmother of one. The family will
be receiving friends from 2 to 9 p.m.
Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral
Home, Broad Street, where service
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the
Rev. Allen Brooks, presiding. She will
be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Ceme
tery. In lieu of flowers, her family
wishes you to make memorial contri
butions to your church, favorite char
ity or the Community Nursing Serv
ice, 983 Phildelphia St, Indiana, Pa.
15701.
GULICK-KOMISAR
-
Michael
"Butch," 93, Windber, died May 22,
1996, at Windber Hospital. Born Aug.
27, 1902, in Windber, son of Andrew
and Mary (Gulick) Komisar. Preced
ed in death by parents; infant daugh
ter, Mary Ann; brothers, John,
George, Paul and Andrew; and sis
ters, Susan, Ann and Mary. Survived
by wife of 67 years, former Mary
Blasko; son, John Gulick, married to
former Barbara Sell, Johnstown;
grandchildren, Lynne, wife of James
Miller, Greensburg; Leigh, wife of
Anthony McDonald, Philadelphia; and
great-grandchildren, Zachary and
Joelle Miller and Casey and Tyler
McDonald. Brother of Peter, Johns
town. Former semi-pro football play
er with several regional teams. Re
tired coal miner from Berwind-White
Coal Co. Member of UMWA, Scalp
Level Local 5229; Windber Slovak
Club; and SS. Cyril and Methodius1
Holy Name Society. Member of SS.
Cyril and Methodius1 Catholic
Church, Windber, where funeral mass
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Satur
day, the Rev.^James H. Conrad, STL.
Interment, St Mary Byzantine Ceme
tery, Windber. Friends received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wil
liam Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber.
Vigil service Friday at the funeral
home.
COOPER - Charles Clarence
"Chuck," 79, Massachusetts, formerly
of Johnstown, died May 20, 1996, in
Massachusetts. Born March 5,1917, in
Johnstown, son of Clarence "Cal" and
Carrie Cooper. Preceded in death by
parents and brothers, William and
CarL Survived by wife, former Kathryn Keener, and these children: Char
les, State College; Cheryl O'Neill, Vir
ginia; Mark, Florida; and Thomas,
Massachusetts; also grandchildren,
Makenzie and Melissa Cooper, Molly
and Megan O'Neill, David and J.C.
Cooper and Ian, Bonnie and Owen
Cooper. Brother of Helen Larnek,
Benshoff Hill Road, and Rebecca Ha
vener, Conemaugh. Navy veteran of
World War H. Graduate of Franklin
High School, Cambria-Rowe Business
College and University of Pittsburgh.
Retired from Johnstown Plant, U.S.
Steel Corp., with 45 years as a metal
lurgical engineer. Longtime member
of Conemaugh Calvary United Meth
odist Church, where he taught Sunday
school, sang in the choir and held var
ious offices. Was a lay speaker in
United Methodist Church and loved
singing in the Gideon Chorus and
Johnstown Chapter, SPEBSQSA. Dur
ing the past six years, attended
Pleasant Street Christian Reformed
Church, Whitinsville, Mass. Also
member of Johnstown-Conemaugh
Lodge 538, F & AM and served on
Stonycreek Township Planning Com
mission for 31 years. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at The Baker-Harris Funeral
Chapel, Conemaugh, where Masonic
service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Satur
day at the funeral home chapel, the
Rev. John Ciampa. Interment, Lloyd
Cemetery, Ebensburg. Family sug
gests donations to New Day Inc, 109
South St, Johnstown, Pa. 15901 in
memory of Mr. Cooper.
EDWARDS - Anna M. A memorial
Mass and graveside service will be
held June 1, 1996, at 11 a.m. at St
Benedict Catholic Church in Carrolltown. Annie passed away Dec. 27,
1995, in Brandon, Fla. Even though
she lived in Florida for almost 40
years, Annie al
ways considered
Carrolltown her
home. Especially
the last years of j
her life, she want
ed nothing more
than to return i
home. In lieu of
flowers, it was
Annie's wish that I
donations be made to St Benedict's
Parochial School, Carrolltown, in her
name.
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Johnstown, PA
RILEY - Helen E., 63,1312 Rpxbury
Ave., died May 22,1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born Sept 13,1932, in
Johnstown, daughter of late James E.
Jr and Helen M. (Griffith) Riley. Sur
EMERSON — Thomas S. "Bud," 74,
ried to former Marjorie A. Lloyd,
Windber, niece, Cathy L. Riley,
Johnstown; and nephews, Edward R.
Riley, State College, and Timothy R.
Riley, Edison, N.J.; also aunt, Lydia
Cable, Johnstown, with whom she re
sided. Retired from the circulation
department of The Tribune-Demo
crat Member of Franklin Street
United Methodist Church and Cam
bria Court 27, Order of the Amaranth.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at The PickingTreece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., where
ents; son, Robert T. Laverick; and
daughter-in-law, Jean (Churella) Lav
erick. Survived by wife, former Elsie
Mitchell; children, Betty Jean, mar
ried to Thomas Meszaros, Nanty Glo,
and James S., married to former Ro
salie Scappino, Nanty Glo; grandchil
dren, Thomas, Robert and wife, Ni
cole; John, Joseph, Jason, Jeremy,
Gregory, Joshua and Joel; greatgrandson, Mitchell; and sisters, Jean
Fair, LaFayette, Mich., and Betty
Leonard, Nanty Glo. Member of First
vived by brother, James e. nr, mar-
service will be held at 11 sum. Friday,
the Rev. Jeffrey A. Miller. Entomb
ment, Grandview Mausoleum.
VESPA - Frederick M., 41,324 Blissfield Drive, Willowick, Ohio, formerly
of Windber, died May 18, 1996, at
Lake Hospital, West Willoughby,
Ohio. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hugh W.
Marron Funeral Home, Windber,
where wake service will be held
Thursday evening. Funeral service at
10 a.m. Friday at Hugh W. Marron
Funeral Home, TOR Franciscans.
Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery,
Windber.
1177 Third St, Nanty Glo, died May
21, 1996, at Lee Hospital, Johnstown.
Born June 18,1921, in Nanty Glo, son
of Stephen
K. and Mary (Arndt)
Emerson. Preceded in death by par
Baptist Church, Nanty Glo. Retired
coal miner. World War II veteran.
Member of UMWA Local 1368, Ebensburg; Nanty Glo Fire Company, Som
erset and Cambria Fire Police Asso
ciations; Pennsylvania State Fire
Police Association; Nanty Glo Fire
Police; Masonic Lodge 312, Ebensburg; Altoona Consistory, and VFW
Post 3489, Nanty Glo. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at Bowser-Ondriezek Fu
neral Home, Nanty Glo, where Ma
sonic service will be held at 7 p.m.
Thursday and Nanty Glo Fire Compa
ny service will immediately follow.
Military service will be held at 8 p.m.
Thursday. Funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Bap
tist Church, Nanty Glo, the Rev. Paul
JOHNSON - Kathleen J. "Pud," 77,
Bloomfield Street, Johnstown, for
merly of South Fork, died May 21,
1996, at Conemaugh Memorial Medi
cal Center. Born Oct 8,1918, in South
Fork, daughter of George and Mary
(O'Donnel) Casey. Preceded in death
by parents; brothers, Paul and Regis;
and sister, Marie Mackall. Survived
by husband, Richard C. Johnson;
these children, Kathleen "Kitty"
Hawkins, Saraland, Ala.; Richard,
married to former Terry Kegel,
Millersville; and Kevin, married to
former Sharon Gula, Johnstown. Also
survived by seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. Survived
by brother, Francis, South Fork, and
sister, Geraldine Haberl, Wilmore.
Her death ends marriage union of 54
years. Kathleen was a dedicated
housewife and loving mother. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at Charles 0. Dimond Fu
neral Home Inc., South Fork. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at
10 a.m. Friday at Most Holy Trinity
Catholic Church, South Fork, Father
Louis J.. Mulvelhill. Interment,
Grandview Cemetery.
Harrington. Interment, Pike Brethren
Cemetery, Mundys Corner. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to
First Baptist Church, Nanty Glo, or
Nanty Glo Fire Company.
JONES - Peter Matthews, 22, New
Florence, died May 21, 1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Born May 23,
1973, in Latrobe, son of Robert A. and
Alice D. (Dunlap) Jones. Survived by
parents, New Florence; sister,
Gweneth and brother, Matthew, both
at home; maternal grandparents,
Thomas and Margaret Dunlap, La
trobe; and paternal grandparents,
George R. and Grace L. Jones, New
Florence. Member of New Florence
United Presbyterian Church. Gradu
ate of Laurel Valley High School,
Class of 1991. Honor graduate of St
Vincent College, Class of 1995. Em
ployed by Americorp as a water sam
pler analyst Friends received from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth
A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Flor
ence. Funeral service will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at New Florence Unit
ed Presbyterian Church, the Rev.
John J. McClure. Interment, Bethel
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family
requests donations be sent to Laurel
Valley Ambulance Service, Franklin
Street, New Florence, Pa. 15944.
NEMETH-BUTERBAUGH - Isabelle "Gizella" (Antal), born May 15
in Botragy, Hungary, resided in Vintondale, Pa., died May 18, 1996, in
Pennbrook Pines, Fla.. Preceded in
death by parents, Adam and Eliza
beth (Sirokai) Antal; husband, Arthur
G. Buterbaugh; sister, Ida (Bagu)
Sander, sister-in-law, Elizabeth M.
Antol; brother-in-law, George O'Hara;
nephew, Rev. David Horosz; nephewin-law, Edwin Fox; and beloved
nieces, Sara (Bagu) Cresswell and
Elizabeth (Erszike) O'Hara Sharpe.
Survived by husband, Bela Nemeth;
sister, Margaret O'Hara, Vintondale;
brother, Rev. Arthur E. Antal and
wife, Minerva, Strongstown; brother,
Zoltan M. Antol, Cooper City, Fla.,
formerly of Vintondale; niece, Ida
Horosz and husband, Dr. William
Horosz and children and grandchil
dren, Poldi and husband, Dick; Steph
anie, Janice, Lauren, Damien, Alysa,
Billy and Laura; niece, Margaret
Wallace and children and grandchil
dren, Stuart and wife, Lenox; Robin,
Jamie, Sherry I. and husband, Tom;
Sherry M., Tommy, Victoria, Jennifer
and Shawn; nephew-in-law, Robert
Cresswell and wife, Beula and chil
dren and grandchildren, Robbie and
wife, Beth; Charlotte, Denny, Tammy
and husband, Marty, Robin, Matthew,
Meghan, Wyatt, Kyle, Sara, Zachary
and Jacob; niece, Zolinda (Antol) Fox;
and children and grandchildren, Zol
tan and wife, Andrea; Frank and
Jackie, Elizabeth and husband, An
drew; and Laszlo and Zoli; nieces,
Beth Eddy and husband, Michael;
Kay Law and husband, Ted; Margie
and husband, Joe; nephew, George
Adam O'Hara and wife, Jeri, and
daughter, Jennifer, nephew-in-law,
Tom Sharpe and children and grand
children, Tommy and wife, Jenny,
Jimmy and wife, Jane; Keith, Lauren,
Kayla, Rebecca and Teddy, and
friend, Jerry Donaldson. Lifelong
member of the Hungarian Reformed
Church, Vintondale. Graduate of
Shauffler Oberlin College. Retired su
pervisor of 36 years for Pennsylvania
Department of Public Welfare,
Johnstown. Friends received from 7
to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at Bowser-Ondriezek
Funeral Home, Nanty Glo, where
prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.
Friday, the Rev. Arthur E. Antal.
Service will be held at 1 p.m. Satur
day at the Hungarian Reformed
Church, Main Street, Vintondale, the
Rev. Paul Kovacs. Interment, Antol
Family Cemetery, across from the
Blacklick Methodist Church, Vinton
dale.
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CARPENTER - Olive V., 90, 207 Ottawa St., died May 22,1996, at her residence. Bora Aug. 31, 1905, in Salix,
daughter of late Charles and Matilda
J. (Reynolds) Ellenberger. Preceded
in death by husband, Lewis H., two
brothers and four sisters. Survived by
daughter, Relda J. Brown, Pinellas
Park, Fla., and grandchildren, Victo
ria M. Ewing and Jeffrey A. Brown,
both of Florida. Member of Bethany
United Methodist Church. Friends re
ceived from 6 p.m. until time of serv
ice at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at
Henderson-Ketterer Funeral Home,
Geistown, the Rev. Charles E. Goodin.
Interment, Richland Cemetery.
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UCHAKER - Francis J., 58, Newton
Falls, Ohio, formerly of Spangler
R.D., died Feb. 9,1996, at St. Joseph's
Riverside Hospital, Warren, Ohio.
Bora Dec. 5, 1937, in Colver, son of
Rudolph J. and Mary M. (Matava)
Uchaker. Preceded in death by par
ents. Brother of. Barbara Weiland,
Lake Milton, Ohio; Rudolph J. Jr.,
Rome, Ohio; John A., Lakewood, Ohio;
and Albert J. and Frederick W., both
of Spangler, also numerous nieces
and nephews. Retired from General
Motors with 30 years of service.
Member of Newton Falls Army
Navy, Amvets; American Legion Post
569 and VFW Post 7503, both of Span
gler, Spangler Volunteer Fire Compa
ny, Cambria County Volunteer Fire
men's Association; Central District
Firemen's Association; and SNPJ
Lodge 254, Bon Air. Family will re
ceive friends from 11 am until time
of memorial service at 12:30 p.nL Sat
urday at Spangler Fire Company.
Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.
Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Span
gler, is serving the Uchaker family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the American Diabetes Asso
ciation, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite
700, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235.
MICKLE - Gerald C. Sr., 80, 1311
Cambria Ave., Windber, died May 23,
1996, at home. Friends received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Meek
Funeral Home Inc., Windber. Other
arrangements incomplete. Complete
obituary in Saturday's paper.
Johnstown, PA
WEIGLE - Nevin S., 92, Friedens
R.D. 2, died May 23,1996. Family will
receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Fri
day and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Satur
day at Deaner Funeral Home, Stoys-
town. Viewing from 1 p.m. until time
of service at 2 p.ia Sunday at Faith
Lutheran Church, Somerset R.D. 5.
WEISS - Erma A., 85, Johnstown
died May 19,1996, at Conemaugh Hos
pital. Born May 14, 1911, in Johns
town, daughter of late Clinton and
Maude (Hill) Decker. Preceded in
death by husband, Edward J., five
brothers and two sisters. Survived by
son, John "Jack" E. Weiss, Schaumbeurg, 111.; grandchildren, Christie,
Jamie Peterson and Leslie, all of Illi
nois; also five great-grandchildren.
Sister of Myra Alberter, Johnstown.
Retired secretary at Weiss Brothers
Provisions Inc. Member of Bethany
Presbyterian Church. Friends re
ceived from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
at William T. Hindman Funeral
Home, 146 Chandler Ave., where fu
neral service will be held at 1 p m
Sunday, the Rev. Jim Wheeler. Inter
ment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, please make donations to
Bethany Presbyterian Church.
WOODLEY - Ralph Paul, 33, War
ren, Pa., died May 23,1996, at his resi
dence after an extended illness. For
mer
resident
of
California
and
Greensburg. Born Jan. 18, 1963, in
Spangler, son of Betty Lou (Vandenberg) Woodley of Warren and late
Ralph Henry Woodley. Preceded in
death by two brothers and one sister.
Survived by mother, five brothers,
five sisters and several nieces and
nephews. Member of Fraternal Order
of Eagles and AFSCME Local 469.
Served in the Army from 1980-83.
Employed as a psychiatric aide at
Warren State HospitaL Memorial
service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Fri
day at the inter-faith chapel at War
ren State Hospital, the Rev. Jack
Bauer, chaplain. Interment at a later
date at Pine Grove Cemetery, Rus
sell, Pa. Family suggests memorial
contributions to the Hospice of War
ren County, 2 Crescent Park West,
Warren, Pa. 16365.
KOTSALIS - Mary F., 69, Cape
Coral, Fla., a Johnstown resident un
til 1975, fell asleep in the hands of our
Lord May 22,1996, at Cape Coral Hos
pital. Bora April 1,1927, in New Kens
ington, Pa., daughter of late Samuel
and Anna Patsakis. Preceded in death
by son, Nicholas Evangello Kotsalis;
sister, Angeline Soterin; and brother,
Pete Patsakis. Survived by beloved
husband, Evangello N. Kostalis; be
loved daughter, Alicia Kotsalis, Cape
Coral; sisters-in-law, Annastasia Pa
pageorge and Ann Kotsalis; brothersin-law, Christos Papageorge and Pete
Soterin; nieces, Spirolene Thomas,
Cia Papageorge, Helene (Kotsalis)
Bouchier, Maria Soterin, Stacey
Hamilton, Haley Hamilton and Anna
Marie Patsakis; and nephews, Thom
as Patsakis, George Soterin, Nick Ar-
nal, John Papageorge and Nick Kot
salis II; also a host of great-nephews
and great-nieces. Friends were re
ceived Thursday at North Fort Myers
Memorial Funeral Home, Florida.
Service will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Friday at the Annunciation Greek Or
thodox Church of S.W. Florida. May
she rest in peace.
LINGENFELTER - Johannah
(Briggs) Simanski, 63, 113 Manor
Drive, Cresson, died May 23, 1996, at
Altoona HospitaL Bora March 26,
1933, in Dean, daughter of late Elmer
and Ines (Cavalet) Briggs. Preceded
in death by first husband, James
Simanski. Survived by husband, Ray
Lingenfelter, whom she married May
14, 1984; and these children: Debbie
Simanski, Mars, Pa.; Jim, married to
former Cindy Lundberg, Westmin
ster, Md.; Mike, married to former
Susie George, Sankertown; Lori, mar
ried to Bill Arnold, Somerset; Shelly,
married to Mike Luciano, Altoona;
Tom, married to former Annette
Harding, Frederick, Md.; Rick, mar
ried to former Rhonda Szpala, Mt.
Airy, Md.; and Nicole, married to Jim
Mento, Cresson; also stepson, Randall
Lingenfelter, married to former Kateri Nale, Claysburg R.D.; and 15
grandchildren. Sister of Vivian LeBlanc, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Lorriane
Matish, Dysart; Irene Hertzog, Gallitzin; and Dorothy Passanita, Dysart.
Mass of Christian Burial will be cele
brated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St.
Thomas' Catholic Church, Ashville,
the Rev. James Bunn, celebrant.
Interment, Amsbry Union Cemetery,
Gallitzin R.D. Friends received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gib
bons Funeral Home, Ashville, where
a scriptural wake service will be held
Friday afternoon.
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ALEX - Margret, 35, Monroeville,
formerly of Ebensburg, died May 24,
1996, at the University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center. Born June 22, I960, in
Bwijanga, Uganda. Preceded in death
by mother. Survived by father, hus
band, Gregory, children, Frank, Eva
and Theresa, all at home. Sister of
Restie, Uganda, and aunt, Margaret,
Uganda. Friends received from 6 to 9
p.m. Monday at Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg, where
wake service will be held Monday
evening. Funeral mass at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic
Church, Ebensburg, the Rev. Msgr.
Arnold L. Gaus. Interment, St. John
the Baptist Cemetery, New Balti
more, Pa.
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BOSAR - Isaac M., 84, St. Boniface,
died May 24,1996, at Miners Hospital.
Born April 22,1912, in Ellsworth, Pa.
son of Michael and Anna (Sambol) Bosar. Preceded in death by parents and
brothers, Steve and Ivan John and
wife, Ann (Freno) Bosar. Survived by
children, Ronald, St. Boniface; John,
married to former Susan Kent, St.
Boniface; Kathleen, wife of Roger
Wojno, St Boniface; also four grand
children and two great-grandchil
dren. Brother of Caroline Ambrose,
West Virginia; Robert, St. Augustine,
Pa; Mike, Gipsy, Pa.; Mary Burkey,
Patton; and Ann Burkhart, St Boni
face. Army veteran of World War II.
Member of UMWA and Hastings
VFW. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Easly Fu
neral Home, Hastings. Mass of Chris
tian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St.
Boniface Chapel. Interment, church
cemetery. Military rites by Hastings
VFW.
CAMPBELL - Karl W., 35, Clarks
burg R.D. 1, died May 25,1996, at Latrobe Area Hospital. Born April 22,
1961, in Johnstown, son of Millard W.
Jr. and Betty R. (McAnulty) Camp
bell. Preceded in death by parents.
Survived by wife, Myra G. (Fisher)
Campbell, whom he married Sept. 28,
1985; sons, Derek, Wesley and Brad
ley, alb at home; and these brothers
and sisters: Jean Rindfliesch, Roseville, Mich.; Gary Sharrer, Pennsyl
vania; Joanne Harding, Tampa, Fla.;
Karen Mickel, Mount Verde, Fla.; Debra Campbell, Kissimmee, Fla.; Mil
lard Campbell III, Armagh; and Mil
dred Jones, Blairsville R.D. 1.
Graduate of United High School and
Pennsylvania State University: Em
ployed by Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation as a draftsman for
the
past
13
years.
Member
of
Hopewell United Methodist Church,
Blairsville R.D. 2. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indi
ana, where funeral service will be
held at 1 p.m. Monday, the Revs. Dionaid Smith and John Flower, officiat
ing. Interment, Armagh Cemetery.
Johnstown, PA
CLAWSON - Harry L. Sr., 78, Roxbury, died May 25,1996, at Lee Hospi
tal. Born Feb. 28,1918, in Johnstown,
son of Grant and Clarrisa (Cobaugh)
Clawson. Preceded in death by par
ents; son, Harry Jr.; sisters, Alice
Erwin and Edna Siani; and brothers,
Robert and Grant
Jr. Survived by
his beloved wife,
former
Helen
Sokol; and daugh
ter,
Stella
Vermillion, Nanty Glo; and Judith A
HUETHER — George "Hiner," 76,
Hastings, died May 25,1996, at Haida
Manor. Born March 6, 1920, in Hast
ings, son of George and Mary (Evans)
Huether. Preceded in death by par
ents; and nephew, Drew Nevins. Sur
vived by sister, Martha, wife of John
Nevins, Hastings, and nephew, Lew
Nevins, married to former Linda
Westrick, Pittsburgh; also six grandnieces and grandnephews. Member of
Hastings United Methodist Church,
Hastings Volunteer Fire Company
and Cambria County Firemen's Asso
ciation. Retired from the Container
Corp. of America, Ohio. Friends re
ceived from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
Easly Funeral Home, Hastings, and
from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Monday at Hast
ings United Methodist Church, where
service will be held at 2 p.m., the Rev.
Roy Gearhart, pastor. Interment, Un
ion Cemetery.
Helen B., 91, Laurel
Crest Manor, died May 24, 199£l at
Crest.
Family
married for 58 years; and these chil
George D., married to former Colleen
L.
Methodist Church.
Laurel
by four brothers. Survived by wile,
former Alice Miller, to whom he"was
Thomas M., married to former Patri
cia Blackstone, Albuquerque, N.M.;
ela Jo and Brad, all of Coraopolis;
and great-grandsons, Nicholas and
Andrew Grace. Brother of Ethel
Holder, Johnstown. Member of Roxbury St. Paul United Methodist
Church. Trustee for Retired Mens
Club. Avid fisherman and will be sad
ly missed by his park buddies. Re
tired from Conrail with 43 years serv
ice. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Monday at John Henderson
Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.,
where service will be held at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, the Rev. Dave Parker. En
tombment, Forest Lawn Cemetery
Mausoleum. Family suggests contri
butions to Roxbury St. Paul United
-
pital. Bora July 2,1916, in Johnstown!
S°
i. x iu George and Harfrah
(Graham) Shank. Preceded in death
dren: Robert S. Jr., married to former
Carol Dishong, Mundys Corner;
Clawson, Johns
town; also grand
children, Melissa,
wife of Scott
STRIKER
SHANK - Robert S. Sr., 79, Mundys
Corner, died May 24,1996, at Lee Hos
receiving,
friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Edward Moskal Funeral
Home, 79 J Street at Barron Avenue;
where wake service will be held'in
the afternoon. Mass of Christian-Buri
al will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tues
day at St. Columba's Catholic Church;
the Rev. Benjamin Dykas, officiating.'
Burial, St. John Gualbert's Cemetery...
at home; also eight grandchildren and
11 great-grandchildren. Brother' of
Kenneth, Violet Morris and Irene'
Charley, all of Johnstown. Member of
Pike Grace Brethren Church, Mundys.
Corner, and Westmont Senior Citizens
Bowling League. Retired with 42
years of service as a machine opera
tor with Bethlehem Steel Corp.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Monday at Askew-Houser Fu
neral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, and
from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pike
Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Ste
phen H. Blake, officiating. Interment,
church cemetery.
FELUS - Norman F. "Norm," 58, of
109 Perry Circle, Cresson, formerly
of Gallitzin, died May 24, 1996, at
Mercy Regional Health System, Altoona. Bora Sept. 30,1937, in Gallitzin,
son of Bruno C. and Nancy (DeShantz)
Felus. Preceded in death by father,
Bruno C, on Feb. 15, 1992. Survived
by mother, Nancy, Cresson, and these
brothers and sisters, Anna Felus,
Warsaw, N.Y.; Bruno J., Hollidaysburg; Nancy Buck, Gallitzin; and Mi
chael, Lilly, also best friend, John
Dashner, Gallitzin. Member of Loyal
Order of Moose and Sportsmans Club
and social member of American Le
gion, all of Gallitzin. Member of St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Gallitzin,
where Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, the
Rev. Msgr. Bernard Przybocki, cele
brant Interment, church cemetery.
Friends received from 2 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at Lenz-Gibbons Funeral
Home, Gallitzin, where a scriptural
wake service will be held at 3 p.m.
Sunday.
SUNCHYCH - Charles W. Sr., 82, for
merly of Moxham, died May 25,1996,
at Memorial Medical Center. Friends
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9-p.m.Tuesday at the Moskal & Kennedy
Funeral Home, Ohio Street and High
land Avenue. Complete obituary in
Tuesday's paper.
MAY 2 8 1996
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BEHE — Florence "Juanita," 62, of
Lilly, died May 25, 1996, at home.
will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Deaner Funeral
Home, Berlin. Viewing at Brothersvalley Church of the Brethren
from 10 a.m. until time of service at
11 a.m. Wednesday.
bons, Lilly, and Jeffrey, married to
the former Debra Brown, Altoona;
DAIL - Anna M., 70, Moxham, died
May 26, 1996, in Memorial Medical
also eight grandchildren: Tina Gold
en, Matthew and Amy Hufford, and
Brandi, Jessica, Holly, Ashley, and
Melissa Behe. Sister of Lawrence,
Cassandra; Harry and Kenneth, both
of Lilly, Robert, Cresson; Beatrice
Kurtz, Harrisburg; and Anna Mae
"Sis" Lee, Lilly, also numerous nieces
and nephews. Mrs. Behe was former
ly employed at Wolfs Grocery Store
for a number of years and George's
Bar for 21 years. She was also a
member of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly. Friends
were received Monday and will be re
ceived until 12:30 pjn. Tuesday at
Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home,
Lilly. Funeral Mass, 1 pjn. Tuesday
at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catho
lic Church, Lilly, by Monsignor John
R. Sasway, V.F. Interment, St. Brigid's Cemetery, Lilly.
CARPENTER - Olive V., 90, 207 Ot
tawa St Friends received from 6 p.m.
until time of service at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29, at HendersonKetterer Funeral Home, Geistown.
CLARK — James F., 84, Westover
RJD. 1, Pa,, died Sunday, May 26,
1996, at his home. The son of Joseph
and Anna (Anderson) Clark, he was
born March 10, 1912, in Greenwich,
Cambria Co., Pa. Prior to his retire
ment, Mr. Clark worked 40 years at
Lantzy Milling of Barnesboro R.D. 1.
He also owned and operated a dairy
farm at Westover R.D. 1. Surviving
are his wife, the former Elizabeth Buterbaugh, whom he married Sept 26,
1939; and the following children: Mrs.
Joseph (JoAnn) Dudash of St Marys,
Pa.; Mr. James E. Clark and Mr. Don
ald K. Clark, both of Westover R.D. 1;
six grandchildren and 11 great-grand
children. He is also survived by his
brother, Mr. Kenneth Clark of Zelienople, Pa. He was preceded in death
by his parents and five sisters: Leona
Clark, Grace Clark, Edna Kato, Fre
W,
COTTER-CASSADY - Rhea Grace,
86, Berlin, died May 25, 1996. Family
Born Oct. 26,1933, in Beaverdale, she
was the daughter of the late Joseph
and Eva Behe. Preceded in death by
sister, Eleanor, and brothers: Francis,
Raymond, Jerome, Fred, Paul, and
James. Survived by husband, Charles.
Mother of Rosemary, wife of Sam
Hufford, Lilly, Suzanne and John Gib-*
i
Johnstown, PA
da Bell, and Dorothy Gallaher.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28,1996,
at the Albert E. Rairigh Funeral
Home, Hillsdale, Pa. Funeral serv
ices will be held at the funeral home
on Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m.,
with the Rev. William Degenkolb offi
ciating. Interment will follow in
McDowell
R.D. 1, Pa.
Cemetery,
Barnesboro
Center. Born May 1, 1926, in
Darmstadt, Germany, daughter of the
late Karl and Caroline L. (Mayer)
Assmuth. Survived by sons: Michael
Dail, Huntingdon, and John Dail,
married to the former Sonya Wilhem,
Johnstown; grandchildren: Johnny J.,
Brian A., and Laura E. Dail. A mem
ber of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Conducted German classes at Senior
Citizens. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Francis G.
Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad
Street, where funeral service will be
conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the
Rev. Ray Streets. Interment, Grand\iew Cemetery.
DESKEVICH - Anna (Spinner), 93,
701 Rose Ave., Nanty Glo, passed
away May 25, 1996, at home. Born
March 8,1903, at Moundsville, W.Va.,
daughter of Louis and Julia (Chernisky) Spinner. Preceded in death by
parents; husband, Michael; sons, Jo
seph and Michael;
and sisters, Julia
Willebran
and
Mary Sobotka.
Survived by chil
dren:
Andrew,
Nanty Glo; Mary,
wife of Leonard
Tatomirovich,
Mercer,
Pa.;
John, married to
former Katherine Kozorosky, South
Fallsburg, N.Y.; Catherine, wife of
Metro Domingo, Fallsburgh, N.Y.;
Steve, married to former Mildred
Descavish, Ebensburg; Ann, wife of
Edward Sabo, North Royalton, Ohio;
and Irene, wife of George Nestor,
Nanty Glo; and brothers and sisters:
Joseph, Ebensburg; Mildred Repko,
Portage; Steve, Altoona; Dorothy
Voss, Portage; George, Cresson; 17
grandchildren and 18 great-grand
children. Member of Holy Ascension
Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Nanty
Glo. She was the last surviving found
ing member of the church. Friends
were received and Parastas Service
held Monday at the Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo,
where Panachida will be offered at 10
a.m. Tuesday, followed by Funeral
Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Ascen
sion Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the
Very Rev. George Knatko, celebrant.
Interment, church cemetery.
FEATH - Ruth Ann, 86, Haida
Manor, Hastings, formerly of Ebens
burg R.D., died May 26, 1996, at the
Manor. Born March 2,1910, in Bakerton, daughter of the late Alexander
and Hannah (Abram) Lawrence. Pre
ceded in death by husband, Charles
H.; and brothers: Arthur, William,
Richard, Alexander, and John; and
sisters: Gertrude, Elizabeth, Eva,
Hannah, and Ellen; also granddaugh
ter, Beth Ann Sides. Survived by these
children: Charles, married to the for
mer Betty Smith, Martinsburg;
Roseann Kline, Ebensburg; William
L., Erie; Joycelyn, wife of Bill Sides,
Colver, and Ninale, wife of James
Gartland, Chalfont; also 14 grandchil
dren and 24 great-grandchildren. Sis
ter of Margaret Laird, Schuylkill Ha
ven; Delce Peel, Marsteller, Grace
Good, Cleveland, Ohio; and Clement,
Detroit, Mich. A lifetime member of
the United Methodist Church, Bakerton. Retired with 26 years of service
as an LPN with former Bowers Eb
ensburg Manor. Mrs. Feath was an
avid gardener. Friends will be re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at the Askew-Houser Funer
al Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where fu
neral service will be held 11 ajn.
Wednesday, the Rev. Robert Cessna,
officiating. Interment, Lloyd Ceme
tery. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the American Heart
Association in her memory.
MILLER - Peachie B., 85, 214 Wood
St., died May 25, 1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born Aug. 25,1910, in
Richmond, V«l, daughter of the late
Robert and Pearl (Payne) Monroe.
Preceded in death by husband, Theo
dore R. Miller Sr.; son, Robert; daugh
ters: Pearl, and
Marilyn Faison.
Survived by the
following chil
dren: Theodore R.
* Jr., Carolyn King,
both of Johns
town; Murn and
wife , Ruth, Kan
sas; Quintin, and
wife Joanne, Tex
as; Adonis, and wife, Jenny, Massachusettes; Saraphine Cade, Johns
town; Renee Triplin, and Ursla Hall,
both of New Jersey; 35 grandchildren,
22 great-grandchildren, nine greatgreat-grandchildren; and host of
nieces and nephews. A member of
Cambria A.ME. Zion Church. Former
member of the E.L. Davis Club, and
former member of church choir.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Wednesday at The Picking-
Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., where
services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday,
the Rev. Dr. Joseph P. Crawley.
Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
HAY 2 8 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
SUNCHYCH - Charles W. Sr., 82, for
merly of Lorain Borough, died May
25,1996, at Memorial Medical Center.
Born March 24, 1914, in Vintondale,
son of Nicholas and Anna (Yurestow-
sky) Sunchych. Preceded in death by
parents; and brother, Nicholas, and
infant brother, Michael. Survived by
son, Charles W. Jr., married to the
former Linda Scott, Mechanicsburg,
Pa.; grandchildren, Susan and Chris
ty; sisters: Mary Ann Magelitz, Ft.
Ashby, W.Va.; and Rosetta Hamonko,
Johnstown; and several nieces and
nephews. A retired craneman for U.S.
Steel Corp. Member of SS. Peter &
Paul's Ukrainian Orthodox Church;
A.A.R.P.; and Windber Sportsmen's
Club. He was an avid hunter, fisher
man and gardener. Friends received
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pjn. Tuesday at
Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral
Home, Ohio Street and Highland Ave
nue, where Parastas will be held at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Brief service, 9:30
a.m. Wednesday at funeral home, fol
lowed by Divine Liturgy at 10 ajn. at
SS. Peter & Paul's Church, Father
William G. Ward. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to SS. Peter & Paul's Church
Building Fund.
FELTON — Goldie A., 85, Amlin,
Ohio, formerly of Seward, died May
25, 1996, in Ohio. Bora April 18, 1911,
in Dilltown, daughter of the late Ar
thur and Elizabeth (Cain) Kramer.
Preceded in death by. husband, John
G, who died in 1968. Survived by
daughter, Dolores Skaggs, Columbus,
Ohio; sons: John H., married to Glenda, Amlin, Ohio; and Carl, married to
Carole, Columbus, Ohio; seven grand
children, seven great-grandchildren.
Sister of Marion C. Felton, Seward,
Pa. Member of Living Waters
Church, of Hilliard, Ohio. Friends will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at the Jon A. Meese Funeral
Home, Van Horn and Fifth Street,
Seward, where funeral service will be
held at 11 ajn. Wednesday, the Rev.
David Bowman. Interment, Forest
Lawn Cemetery.
GRIFFITH - Grace L, Johnstown,
died May 26,1996, at home. Arrange
ments by John Henderson Co. Funer
al Home are incomplete.
TREES - Mary M. "Mayme," 90, for
merly of Ragers Hill Road, South
Fork, died May 27,1996, at Lee Hospi
tal, Johnstown. Born July 24, 1905,
Richland Township, daughter of Wil
liam B. and Charlotte Martha (Bark-
ley) Hoffman. Visitation from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ho
mer J. George Funeral Home, Salix.
Complete obituary in Wednesday's
paper.
Johnstown, PA
NAGRANT - Mary Jane, 64, Geistown, died May 25,1996, at Memorial
Medical Center. Born June 4,1931, in
Johnstown, daughter of Stephen and
Mary (Bittner) Goff. Preceded in
death by parents; husband, John Jr.;
and brother, Richard. Survived by
these children:
Larry, married to
former Nancy
Mock, Geistown;
Mary Katherine,
wife of Charles
Rigney, Char
lotte, N.C.; and
Kimberly, wife of
Dr. Kevin Murtha, Richland; ^m^mmmmam^
also grandchildren: Ashley Grace, Arden John, John David, and Mary Jo
Sister of Stephen, Point of Rocks,
Md.; Dorothy Lakotos, Pennsville,
N.J.; Suzanne Lonsinger, Flagtown,
N.J.; Alex, Geistown; Ron and David,
both of Johnstown. Was a retired
hearing reporter for Social Security
Administration and former coffee
hostess at Sheetz, Scalp Avenue.
Member of St Mary's Byzantine
Catholic Church, Power Street, and
member of Board of Elections, Geis
town Borough. Friends received from
2 through 9 p.m. Tuesday at The
Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry
Lane, Richland, where Cana Sodality
will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m
Tuesday. Brief service to begin at
9:30 a.m. Wednesday at funeral home,
followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10
a.m. at St. Mary's, Msgr. Raymond
Balta. Interment, Richland Ceme
tery.
WINGARD - Charlotte E., 72, Richland Township, died May 26, 1996, at
Lee Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1924, in
Johnstown, daughter of William and
Emma (Lape) Sipe. Preceded in death
by parents; and brothers: Orin and
John T. Survived by husband, W. Ed
win; and these daughters: Karen, wife
of Alan O'Donnell, South Fork R.D.;
and Diane "Tootie," wife of Jack Alli
son, Dillsburg, Pa.; and granddaugh
ter, Katie Leigh Allison. Sister of Bernetta Coutts, Johnstown; Mary
Katherine Coutts, Middletown, N.Y.and Pauline Bury, Tampa, Fla. Mem
ber of Oakland United Methodist
Church, where funeral service will be
held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Pastors
James Laughrey and Henry Morris
Committal at Richland Cemetery,
with
the Rev.
Kenneth
Coutts'
Friends received from 2 through 9
p.m. Wednesday at The Harris Funer
al Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland,
and one hour prior to service at
church. Family suggests donations to
the American Heart Association in
. memory of Mrs. Wingard
RHOADES - Robert E., 73, New
Florence R.D. 1, died May 26,1996, at
home. Born Nov. 25, 1922, in Torrance, Pa. Preceded in death by wife,
the former Edna Mae Storey, on July
11, 1994. Survived by. these children:
Jackie McGarvey, Ligonier, Robin,
wife of Donald Romanow, Tire Hill;
arid Donna, wife of Merle Brown,
New Florence R.D. 1; and grandchil
dren: Kelly McGarvey, Dawn and
Jessica Brown. Member of West Fairfield United Presbyterian Church. An
Army veteran of World War n. Re
tired shift supervisor for Penelec,
Conemaugh Station. Private service,
11 a.m. Wednesday at Kenneth A. Stu
art Funeral Home, New Florence, the
Rev. John J. McClure. Interment,
Fairfield Cemetery.
SALEM — Paulina, 81, Somerset,
died May 26, 1996, at Lee Hospital
Born July 6, 1914, in Philadelphia,
daughter of John and Mary (Matchik)
Belko. Preceded in death by parents;
husband, Albert; and brother, John.
Survived by daughters: Brenda, mar
ried to Edward Joseph, Somerset; and
Rita, married to Frederick Downs,
Maryland; grandchildren: Lisa, Melis
sa, Matthew, Christopher, and Brad
ley, sisters: Julia Zedlar and Mary
McCloskey, both of Johnstown; also
nieces and nephews. Member of St.
Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church,
where funeral service will be held at
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Don
ald Shadid. Friends received from 2
to 5 and 7 to 9 pjn. Tuesday at the
Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd.,
with Trisagion Prayers, 8 p.m. Con
tributions may also be made to the St
Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church
Building FwuLin her memory. Trisa
gion Prayers will begin 11 a.m.
Wednesday at funeral home with
service following at the church. Inter
ment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery.
LATHAM - Norma (Wehn), 85, Lau
rel Crest Manor, died May 26,1996 at
the Manor. Born Dec. 18, 1910, in
Johnstown, daughter of the late Otto
aiid Katherine (Schmiermund) Wehn
Preceded in death by husband, Har
old F. Latham who died April 1, I960;
brothers, Wilbert Carl, Harry Earl
and Edward Charles; and sister
Pearl (Wehn) Good. Survived by
many niect* and nephews. Member
of Richland Christian Church. For
merly employed at Johnstown Auto
mobile Co. as a secretary. Also em-
§r^en *f a radi0 announcer for
WJAC. Memorial service will be held
2:30 p.m. Thursday at Henderson-
£prer/^ral
Home> G*t
the Rev. Paul H. Scruton.
MAY 2 8 1996
The Tribune Democrat,
STANKO - Jean (Hallman), 70, of
Mechanicsburg, died Sunday, May 26
1996, in Holy Spirit Hospital, East
Pennsboro Twp. Born April 5,1926, in
West Twp., Huntington County,
daughter of the late Clyde L. and
Jane (Parsons) Hallman. Retired
from the Legislative Staff of the
House of Representatives, Common
ic
^^
wealth of Pa. Attended Mount Zion
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisberry. Was a member of Ladies Aux
iliary to VFW Post 6704, American
Legion Auxiliary, Post 109, both of
Mechanicsburg; and the Capital Hill
Democratic Women's Club. Widow of
Albert L. Stanko. Surviving are two
daughters: Theresa J. McCabe of
Mechanicsburg and Linda A. Stanko
of Syracuse, N.Y.; three sisters: Mar
tha L. Croyle of Boalsburg, Pa.; Ruth
H. Turski of Harrisburg; Nancy H
Greene of Hockessin, DeL; and two
grandchildren. Funeral services, 11
a.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Evan
gelical Lutheran Church, 863 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry, Pa., the Rev
Timothy L. Will officiating. Burial
will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery,
Upper Allen Twp. There will be view
ing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at Malpezzi Funeral
Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechan
icsburg. Memorial contributions may
Johnstown, PA
SLADE - Clifford, 82, of Stoystown
R.D. 2, formerly of Garden City,
Mich., died May 27, 1996, at home.
Born Sept. 28, 1913, in Gorseinon,
Wales, son of William A. and Miriam
(Davies) Slade. Preceded in death by
parents; wife, the former Amelia C.
Ritchie; brothers: William A., Idris
Ivor "Ed," and Lawrence; sisters:
Eveline Mary Ahlgren, Gladys Maude
Steele, Ada Eileen Whitehead, Eunice
Miriam Kerr, and Hilda May Bicker-
staff. Survived by sons: the Rev. Duane C. Slade, married to the former
Muriel Markle, Stoystown R.D. 2; and
William A. Slade, married to the for
mer Nancy Brackney, Coldwater,
Mich.; four grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. Member of Gar
den City (Mich.) Presbyterian Church.
Attended Centennial United Method
ist Church, Johnstown, where he sang
in the choir. Member of Wayne,
Mich., Lodge 112, F. and A.M.; and
Detroit Consistory and Shrine Fami
ly will receive friends from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Deaner Fu
neral Home, Stoystown. Viewing
from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Centennial U.M Church,
North Fork Reservoir Road, Johns
town R.D. 4, the Rev. James Strohm.
Interment, Versailles Cemetery,
McKeesport. Memorial contributions
be made to American Lung Associa
may be given to Camp Allegheny,
Stoystown R.D. 2, Pa. 15563, or Cen
tennial U.M. Church Ramp Fund.
STIFFLER - Mrs. Augusta M^ 78,
7936 Admiral Peary Hwy., Cresson,
died May 26,1996, at home. Born Oct.
9, 1917, in Ashville, daughter of the
late Gottlieb and Anna (Jeschonek)
Krupka. Preceded in death by hus
band, Paul H., who died Nov. 20,1992;
daughter, Catherine, and a brother
and sisters. Also preceded in death by
granddaughter, Robyn Lynn. Sur
vived by these children: Edna Mae
Westin and Rosaline Weaver, both of
Cresson; Gary "Bud," Lilly; Judith
Kimmel, Satellite Beach, Fla.; and
John, Cresson; nine grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren. Also
survived by sister, Louise, married to
Clair Conrad, Gallitzin; and sister-inlaw, Edna Krupka, Johnstown. For
mer employee of the Altoona and
Cresson Centers, retiring after 11
years of service. Member of St.
Luke's Lutheran Church, Lilly.
Friends were received Monday eve
ning and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m
Tuesday at Charles M. Kennedy Fu
neral Home, Cresson. Funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Lilly, the
Rev. Robert G. Kalteribaugh. Inter
ment, Cresson Cemetery.
SMICK - Andrew, 77, 111 Woodland
Blvd., Portage, Pa., died May 26,1996,
at Memorial Medical Center, Johns
town. Born June 2, 1918, in Beaverdale, son of John and Mary Smick.
Preceded in death by parents; and
brothers: George, John, Joseph, Mi
chael; and sister, Mary Ferchalk. Sur
vived by wife, Dolly (Sargo) Smick;
and these children: Richard Sargo,
married to former Mary Sue Wil
liams, Rockville, Md.; Delores, Por
tage; Andrew J., married to former
Linda Olsick, Cresson; Kenneth J.,
Portage; and Shirley Ann, Portage;
also survived by 11 grandchildren;
and sister, Margaret MacKanick,
Beaverdale. Friends will be received
at the Charles O. Dimond Funeral
Home Inc., South Fork, from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where funer
al service will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, the Rev. Robert Schildt,
officiating. Interment, South Fork
tion of South Central Pa., P.O. Box
1125, York, Pa. 17405.
Cemetery.
SHAFFER - S. Anna, 85, Johnstown
R.D. 7, went to be with the Lord on
May 27, 1996, at Good Samaritan
Medical Center. Born June 15,1910, in
Johnstown, daughter of John W. and
Etta (Noon) Shaffer. Preceded in
death by parents: and sisters: Mabel
Jones, and Alice Jones. Sister of John
R., married to former. Rose (Hunt)
Shaffer, Johnstown RD. 7; also sur
vived by brother-in-law, Harry F.
Jones, Johnstown R.D. 7; also a num
ber of nieces and nephews; greatnieces and nephews; great-greatnieces and nephews; and special
great-great-niece, Amanda L. Ream.
She was a lifelong member of Roxbury Church of the Brethren, where
she was Sunday School secretary
from 1959 to 1992. She also had 21
years of perfect attendance. She had
been employed at Silk Mill, the
American Store Warehouse, and in
more-recent years, Alwine's Dairy.
Friends received from 1 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at John Henderson Co.
Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., and
from 10 a.m. until time of service at
11 a.m. Thursday at Roxbury Church
of the Brethren, the Revs. John F.
Hess and Randy Johns. Interment,
Berkley Hill Cemetery.
SHAULIS - Elwood R., 75, Somersdet R.D. 3, died May 25, 1996, at his
residence, Friends will be received 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Robert
H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somer
set, where service will be conducted
Wednesday at 1:30 pjn., Pastor
Dwight A. Huseman officating. Inter
ment, Casebeer Church Cemetery.
BRUMBAUGH - Eva Jean, 73 1244
Seanor Road, died May 26, 1996, at
home. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Meek
Funeral Home Inc., Windber. Other
arrangements incomplete. Complete
obituary in Wednesday's paper
ANDERSON - Mrs. Ann M, 76,
Johnstown, died May 27,1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Arrange
ments by The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc. are incomplete.
Complete obituary in Wednesday's
paper,
MAY 2 9 1996
tribune Democrat,
TREES — Mary M. "Mayme," 90, for
merly of Ragers Hill Road, South
Fork, died May 27,1996, at Lee Hospi
tal. Born July 24, 1905, in Richland
Township, the daughter of William B.
and Charlotte M. (Barkley) Hoffman.
Preceded in death by parents; first
husband, Delmer
Carl; second hus
band,
Robert
Trees; grandson,
Thomas
Carl;
brother, Dibert
Hoffman; and sis
ters,
Pearl
Houghton
and
Stella Holland.
Survived by these
children: Herbert, married to the for
mer Lois Gramling, Falls Church,
Va.; Vyerma, wife of Richard Fye,
Salix; and Delmar, married to the
former Idna Pringle, Summerhill;
also nine grandchildren, 18 greatgranchildren and four great-great
grandchildren. Sister of Elsie Smay,
Conemaugh, and Alice Box, Laurel
Crest Manor. Member of Lake Union
Evangelical Methodist Church. Fami
ly will receive friends from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Homer
J. George Funeral Home, Salix,
where service will be held at 11 a.m.
Thursday, the Rev. Roy Keifer. Inter
ment, Mount Hope Cemetery.
SCAIFE - Lauretta L, 90, 511 Butler
Road, Kittanning, died May 27, 1996,
at her home of an apparent heart at
tack. Born Dec. 14, 1905, in Cambria
County, the daughter of the late Peter
Victor and Ida (Davis) Pearson. Pre
ceded in death by husband, Ralph, in
1980; son, Raymond T., 1978; brothers,
Raymond, George and Thomas Pear
son; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Teeter.
Survived by sons, Jack, Templeton
R.D. 1; and Ronald C. and.James R.,
both of Kittanning; daughters: Mrs.
Lewis (Naomi) Lias, Mrs. Donald
(Joanne) Sarachine, Mrs. Tom (Carol)
Thomas and Mrs. Herbert (Pamela)
Coggon, all of the kittanning area;
also 14 grandchildren and 18 greatgreat grandchildren. Sister of Wilmer
Pearson, Conemaugh. Member of
First United Methodist Church, Kit
tanning, and the Gleaners Sunday
School Class, and Order of the East
ern Star, Kittanning; was a volunteer
for the Girl Scouts of America.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at the SnyderCrissman Funeral Home, Kittanning,
and from 10 a.m. until time of service
at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Unit
ed Methodist Church, the Rev. James
Fogg. Interment, Lawn Haven Burial
Estates, Kittanning. Memorial contri
butions may be made to the First
United Methodist Church.
Johnstown, PA
GRIFFITH — Grace L., 81, Johns
town, died May 26, 1996, at home.
Born June 16,1914, in Johnstown, the
daughther of Winfield S. and Mary E.
(Miller) Hess. Preceded in death by
parents; husband, Eugene E.; broth
ers, Robert, Earl and James; and sis
ter, Frances Ruth. Survived by son,
Ronald E., married to the former Sal
ly A. Woodard, Avery, Calif.; sister,
Mary Ellen Wilkinson, Johnstown;
grandsons, Richard, William and
James; great-grandchildren: Travis,
Taya and William James; and several
nieces and nephews. Member of
Johnstown Grace Brethren Church.
Concession worker at the War Memo
rial Arena. Friends received from 7
to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the John Hen
derson Co. Funeral Home, Central
Avenue, where sevice will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Don
Rager. Interment, Forest Lawn Cem
etery.
HAHN - J. Hiller, 87, Cherry Hill,
N.J., formerly of Johnstown, died
May 26,1996, in Cherry Hill. Born in
Johnstown, the son of William and
Bertha (Hiller) Hahn. Preceded in
death by parents; wife, Lucille (Platt)
Hahn; and sister, Adele. Survived by a
son, Steele, married to Jane Outwater, Glen Gardner, NJ.; daughter, Hillane, wife of Leonard Sempier, Cher
ry Hill; and grandchildren, Sally
(Hahn) Mueller, Joanne Hahn; Ste
phen, Danielle and Scott Sempier.
Memorial services were held Tues
day in Cherry Hill.
HYATT - Anna E., 80, Ebensburg,
died May 27,1996, at Memorial Medi
cal Center. Born July 27,1915, in Sidman, the daughter of Franklin and
Elizabeth (Fye) Hyatt. Annie was a
sweet, gently lady who will be sadly
missed by her many friends, her Eb
ensburg Senior Center family, by the
Dixon family and also special friends,
Ora Homer and Coletta Hammond.
Lived for 13 years with Bernice Shay
of Woodland Park, Ebensburg, and
five years with Ross and Judy Dixon
of Ebensburg. Family will receive
friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at
the Homer J. George Funeral Home,
Salix, where service will be held at 1
p.m. Friday, Pastor Frank Brosius.
Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
McCABE - Elizabeth (Gunde), 82,
New York City, formerly of Cambria
City, died May 23, 1996, in New York
City. Born March 11,1914, in Cambria
City. Graduate of Class of 1933 of
Johnstown Catholic High School. Fu
neral service was held Saturday in
New York City.
ANDERSON - Mrs. Ann M., 76,
Johnstown, died May 27,1996, at Me
morial Medical Center. Born Aug. 12,
1919, in Johnstown, the daughter of
Domenick and Rose (Fiore) Lopresti.
Preceded in death by parents; hus
band, Jack B., who died in 1978; broth
ers, James and Joseph Lopresti; and
sister, Mary Cammerata. Survived by
sister, Angeline Lopresti, Johnstown;
and these children: Robert, married
to the former Durinda Eichelberger,
Salix; Carol, wife of Anthony Licastro
Jr., Elton; and these grandchildren:
Keith Licastro, Beth, Jackie and
Leann Anderson; also numerous
nieces and nephews. Member of St.
Joseph's Catholic Church, where
Mass of Christian Burial will be held
at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Msgr.
George B. Flinn, V.G. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortu
ary Inc., where wake service will be
held Wednesday. Interment, St. An
thony's Cemetery.
BRUMBAUGH - Eva Jean, 73, 1244
Seanor Road, Windber, died May 26,
1996, at home. Born March 28,1923, in
Hooversville, the daughter of the late
William Guy and Estella (Berkebile)
Gindlesperger. Preceded in death by
husband, Harry Daniel Brumbaugh
Sr.; and these f
brothers and sis- j
ters:
Bertha
Cedocia Benford,!
Francis Elizabeth
"Fritz" Fish, Wil- j
liam Earl, Robert
James, Dorothy
Mae Carver, Hel
en Louise Shepley, Guy Ambrose
"Fagan", Erna Ruth Gindlesperger,
Janet Lucille Lohr, Jack Donald and
an infant sister. Survived by these
children: Harry Daniel Jr., married to
the former Cherylynn Poirier, Fair
mont, Minn.; Karen Ruth (Brum
baugh), wife of Bruce Harper Camer
on, St Simons Island, Ga.; and Alan
Joel, married to the former Brandy
Marks, New Enterprise; also survived
by four grandchildren: Gregory Paul
Brumbaugh, Kristen Ellen Cameron
and Melissa Jean and Curtis Alan
Brumbaugh. Brother of Fred Clair,
married to the former Donna Jean
Koontz, Chambersburg. Member of
Trinity United Methodist Church. Re
tired seamstress. Married Oct. 26;
1946, to husband, Harry. Friends re
ceived from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at Meek Funeral Home
Inc., Windber, and from 10 a.m. until
time of service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday
at Trinity United Methodist Church,
the Rev. Arthur Moffat. Interment,
Richland Cemetery. Family suggests
contributions to the Trinity United
Methodist Church.

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