PORTAGE — DuBRITZ – Dorothy I. “Buddy,” 97, Portage, died Nov. 1, 2012, at home. Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Portage, daughter of Andrew Sr. and Mary (Furman) Uhren. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Frank DuBritz, Brooklyn, N.Y.; brothers, Joseph, John and Andrew Jr.; and sisters, Sophie Hall, Elizabeth Slage and Mary Uhren; also sons-in-law, Gregory Kalwasinski and William Knouse. She was the last member of her immediate family. Survived by children, Anita Kalwasinski-Knouse, and friend, Doug; Dorothy, wife of Dave Mrkich; Frank DuBritz, her beloved son with whom she resided; and Mary Ann, wife of Robert Cochran, all of Portage. She will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dorothy lived in Brooklyn from 1933 to 1975. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing, gardening and playing board games, especially Scrabble. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Loretto, the Rev. Monsignor Timothy Swope, VF, celebrant. Committal, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Loretto.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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