WINDBER — YOURICH – Michael P. “Mike,” 68, Windber, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Dec. 29, 2013. Born Dec. 8, 1945, in Windber, son of Andrew J. Jr. and Caroline J. (Winas) Yourich. Preceded in death by parents; and in-laws, Helen and Grant Rose; as well as his nephew, Joseph Yourich, who was like a brother to him. Survived by wife, Kathy (Rose) Yourich; son, Michael P. Yourich Jr., and wife, Denise (Drenning), Johnstown; daughter, Melissa L. Yourich, and wife, Tracy A. Salka, Hagerstown, Md.; also granddaughter, Chrystal M. Yourich. Brother of Helen Yourich, Windber; Dorothy, wife of Daniel Cronin, Glenn Dale, Md.; Andrew Yourich, St. Michael; and Theresa, wife of Louis Kiss, Windber. Also survived by sister-in-law, Sylvia, wife of Gary Keilman; brothers-in-law, Timothy Rose, and wife, Annette; Gerald Rose; and Joseph J. Ola; and numerous nieces and nephews. Former member of the U.S. Army National Guard. He worked as a welder at U.S. Steel, Johnstown, for 16 years; Sheesly Construction; and Thiele Truck Bodies. Active member of Windber Sportsmen’s Club. Michael was an avid gardener and fisherman who loved Lake Erie steelhead fishing. Mike was well-known for his ability to fix just about anything. He helped many friends, family and strangers. He rarely accepted payment for his work. He loved his wife, Kathy, of 47 years and his family deeply. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Martin Cingle. Interment, St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Windber. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with family expenses would be appreciated.
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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