The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 16, 2013

Bertha Cann

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

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