The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 18, 2013

Jean (Hughes) O'Malley

WESTMONT — O’MALLEY – Jean (Hughes), 79, Westmont, died Nov. 15, 2013, after a valiant three-year battle against multiple myeloma and its complications. Born Oct. 1, 1934, in Houtzdale, and raised in Windber.  Preceded in death by beloved husband, James Francis O’Malley; parents, John Coleman Hughes and Margaret Louise (Stevenson) Hughes; and brother, John S. “Jack” Hughes. Survived by loving daughter, Margaret A. O’Malley, Westmont; brothers, William R. Hughes, Windber, and Thomas G. Hughes, State College; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Hughes, Upper Yoder Township, and Barbara O’Malley, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Jean was most proud of her role as wife and mother. She also was a national award-winning artist. Her paintings hung in the World Trade Center, Lever House and the Salmagundi Club in New York City. She was a  life member and fellow of the American Artists Professional League, member of the Portrait Institute, Allied Artists of Johnstown and the Community Arts Center of Cambria County. Former social worker for Cambria County Child Welfare. Jean loved art, music, cars, animals and most of all, her family.  Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Jean was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in her memory. Condolences may be sent through and other information found at

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