WINDBER — CANN – Bertha, 92, Windber, formerly of Richland Township, passed away March 14, 2013, at Precious Care Assisted Living, Concord Township, Ohio. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in St. Michael, daughter of Settimio and Maria (Biocco) Portante. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles “Dick” Cann; son, Charles A. Cann; sisters, Adele Freto, Nancy Morocco and Albine Predko; and brother, Anthony Portante. She is survived by her loving daughter, Deatrae “Dee Dee” Cann, Willoughby, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Charlene Cann, Concord, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Bertha was a 1938 graduate of Windber High School. She formerly was employed at Bali Bra Manufacturing Corp. and Miracle Mart. Bertha was a former member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber. She was a former member of Windber Country Club, where she was an avid golfer. Bertha also was a volunteer at Arcadia Theater, Windber. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, reading, knitting and crocheting. Bertha knitted many slippers for people at Quemahoning Towers in Windber. She was a loving mother who will be remembered for her kind and giving nature. Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, Father Rod Soha, TOR. Committal, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to a charity of one’s choice or to Precious Care Assisted Living, 8095 Auburn Road, Painesville, Ohio 44077 in memory of Bertha. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths April 23, 2014
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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