HOLLIDAYSBURG — MESAROS – Dorothy Mae (Hauser), 96, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. Born Aug. 26, 1917, in Johnstown, daughter of Herman George Hauser and Hilda Mary (Wentz) Hauser. She was married to John Mesaros Jr. for 61 years until his death in 1996. They made their home at 1130 Clapboard Run Road for their entire marriage. Dorothy lived her whole life in Johnstown before moving to Garvey Manor in June 2013. In addition to her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Leonard, and wife, Sandra; brothers, Robert and Rudolph; son-in-law, Marlin Lamer; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Mesaros; also great-granddaughter, Arianna Lamer. Surviving Dorothy are sons, James, Hooversville; John, and wife, Jo, Gainesville, Fla.; Kenneth, and wife, Eleanor, Elyria, Ohio; Robert, and wife, Catherine, West Chester; George, and wife, Kathy, Dayton, Ohio; and Richard, and wife, Carol, Savannah, Ga.; and daughters, Anna Elka, and husband, Rick, Nanty Glo; and Elizabeth McNulty, and husband, Daniel. In addition to her children, she is survived by her sister, Isabelle Vogel; sister-in-law, Catherine Hauser; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Dorothy was a wife and homemaker most of her life before working at the former Trexler Funeral Home in Johnstown and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Dorothy will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother, a tireless worker and a devout Catholic. Longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, Johnstown. She took up bowling in her 70s and rolled a 200-plus game in her late 80s. She is loved and sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, Bon Air, the Rev. Robert Ruston, officiating. Committal, St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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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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