SUMMERHILL — CHIMELEWSKI – Katherine, 90, Summerhill, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Rebekah Manor, Portage. Born Jan. 3, 1923, in South Fork, daughter of Nicholas “Mike” and Susan (Lesifko) Sikora. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Joseph W. Chimelewski Sr., who died Aug. 26, 2006; sisters, Ann Garanich, Mary Single, Margaret Sikora and Verna Sikora; and brothers, James and Steve Sikora. Survived by children, William J. Sikora, married to Maria Vigliotta, Long Island, N.Y.; Kathy, wife of Gary Frazer, St. Augustine, Fla.; Joseph Jr., married to Jeanne Baird, Jacksonville, Fla.; Nancy Smith, Summerhill; and Richard, married to Jennifer Shrift, Summerhill; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen DiAlessio, Staten Island, N.Y.; and Agnes Bertolino, Ebensburg; brother, Bob Sikora, Cleveland, Ohio; brother-in-law, John Chimelewski, married to Arlene Wirfel, Bakersfield, Calif.; sister-in-law, Bonnie Sikora, South Fork; and numerous nieces and nephews. Together with her husband, Katherine owned and operated the former Summerhill Beverage Co. for more than 25 years. Member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Summerhill. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church by Father Leon Hont, OSB. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Germany. The family would like to acknowledge with special thanks the staff of Rebekah Manor for all their care and support. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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