JOHNSTOWN — ZELEK – Blaine G., 91, Johnstown, died Sept. 21, 2012, at home. Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Franklin, son of the late Michael P. and Angeline (Golash) Zelek. Preceded in death by brothers, Stanley, Walter, Joseph, Michael and Robert, and sisters, Mary Zelek and Sophie Mihelic. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by beloved wife of 60 years, Joan E. (Begalke) Zelek; daughter, Tanya M. Shaffer, married to Robert A., Johnstown; grandchildren, Chase R. Shaffer, and wife, Ashton L., and Nicholas B. Shaffer; and great-granddaughter, Chloe B. Shaffer. Blaine was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and graduated with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired elementary school principal at the Conemaugh Valley School District. Member of Conemaugh PNA and Verona Eagles, he enjoyed pitching horseshoes and loved reading, teaching and spending time with his family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Eleanor Abarno, officiating. Entombment, Forest Lawn Mausoleum, with military rites by VFW Menoher Post 155. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Hartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086 Toledo, Ohio 43699-0086. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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