MINERAL POINT — URBAN – Nicholas Francis Sr., 60, Mineral Point, went to be with the Lord Nov. 7, 2012, at his residence. Born Nov. 23, 1951, in Johnstown, son of the late Stephen A. and Agnes C. (Livingston) Urban, Johnstown. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by brother, David; an infant sister; father- and mother-in-law, Ernie and Carolyn Shiley; and brothers-in-law, Ray Sowerbrower, Kenneth Teeter and Ed Russell; also sister-in-law, Pam Urban. In addition to his mother, he is survived by loving wife of 43 years, Rebecca A. (Shiley) Urban, Mineral Point; sons, Nicholas F. Jr., Mineral Point; and Scott A. Sr., married to the former Tracy Myers, Johnstown; daughter, Lynn A., wife of Barry Keiper, Johnstown; grandchildren, Scotty Urban, MacKenzie “Nicole” and Emily “Katherine” Keiper, and Jacob “Possum” Urban; siblings, Rose Mary Teeter; Veronica, wife of Henry Block; Sherry Sowerbrower; Mary “Cookie,” wife of Bob Wilde; Stephen; John, married to the former Annie Williams; Bernice “Sissy,” wife of William Teeter; Charles (Cathy); and Willie (Nancy), all of Johnstown; six sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Nicholas was employed as a police officer for 18 years. During his years of service, Sgt. Urban was a K-9 handler, and part of the Cambria County Drug Task Force Team. He later became East Taylor Township supervisor, police commissioner and worked in the security department at the former Lee Hospital. Member of Conemaugh Church of the Brethren. He was a graduate of Northwood Institute of Taxidermy. Nicholas enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a dedicated Steelers, Penguins and Penn State fan. He loved his entire family, especially his grandchildren. Nicholas was strong in his faith and professed the love of the Lord. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Butch Derr, officiating. Private interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. The family suggests contributions be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, in memory of Nicholas. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths Dec. 5, 2013
Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
- Today's Funerals Dec. 4, 2013
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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