JOHNSTOWN — HRUSKA – Bernice J. “Guggy,” 98, Church of the Brethren Home, formerly of Johnstown, died March 26, 2013, at the home. Born March 30, 1914, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Frank and Amelia (Wjnaroski) Kush. Also preceded in death by husband, Paul J. Sr.; brothers, Clemens Nadonley, August Kush, Anthony Kush, Donald Kush, Raymond Kush and Joseph Kush; and sisters, Laura Watroba, Frances Moore and Eleanore Burgess. Survived by children, Eleanor, wife of Albert Zuccolotto; Paul J. Jr., and wife, Connie; Ludwig, and wife, Mary Helen; and Bernice Gregory, all of Johnstown; and Margaret, wife of Dr. Jerry Gray, Windber. Loving grandmother to Anthony (Amy) Zuccolotto, Andrea (Matt) Ryba, Alicia (Joe) Quezada, Matthew (Ellen), Dr. Patrick (Stacie), Nathan (Beth) Gray, Jonathan (Erin), Jason, Courtney Hruska, Michael (Mandy), Nikolaus Hruska and Jenna (Shaun) Webb. Loving great-grandmother to 14 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Sister-in-law of Shirley Hruska, Johnstown. She was the last member of her immediate family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Founding member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Benscreek. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. Due to Holy Week, a blessing service will be held at funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Angelo Patti. Committal to follow immediately at SS. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorials may be made to Church of the Brethren Home in Guggy’s memory.
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John R. Franko Jr.
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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
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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.
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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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