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.
Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
BYICH – Cory, 29, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Lewis P. Gregory
GREGORY – Lewis P., 85, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, in Hollidaysburg.
Anne T. Desimone
DESIMONE – Anne T., 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew P. Lingafelt
LINGAFELT – Andrew P. “Andy,” 51, Cassandra, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at home.
PASTERNAK – Paul, 86, Richland, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Louella Fern Bloom
BLOOM – Louella Fern, 91, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 7, 2013.
Beverly R. Miller
MILLER – Beverly R., 70, Summerhill, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
Eleanor Vivian Chaney
CHANEY – Eleanor Vivian, “Baby Ellie,” born Dec. 7, 2013, and passed Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty R. Irvin
IRVIN – Betty R., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 55, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
John J. Good
GOOD – John J., 82, formerly of Portage, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Center.
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