RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — SIPKO – Eleanor Anne “Ellie,” 88, Richland Township, passed away Aug. 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 13, 1924, in Johnstown, daughter of George W. and Ida E. (Rovan) Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John D. Sipko; and sister, Mary Jane Kralik. Survived by her loving children, Carol A., wife of James Frank, Sun City Center, Fla.; Ronald J., and his partner, Genevieve Kluchar, both of Johnstown; and Patricia L. Price, Johnstown; grandchildren, Anita, Robert, Christina, Jeffrey, Douglas, Kristyn, Kelly, Daniel, Mark and Ryan; 17 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brother, James G. Reed, Westminster, Calif.; and sister, Patricia Teeter, Benscreek. Godmother of Nancy Taresco, Rosie Thomas and Gloria Heminger. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and many friends. Eleanor attended Conemaugh Township High School. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and Legion of Mary. Eleanor also attended St. Ann’s Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister. Also a member of Coast Guard auxiliary; Ladies Columbian Circle; charter member of East Hills Democratic Women’s Club; Red Hat Ladies; National Association of Retired Federal Employees; Christian Women’s Club; and East Hills Regional Democratic Club; and was elected Mrs. Democrat of 2008. Former member of Belmont Fire Co. ladies auxiliary. Eleanor led the rosary at Harmony House for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and crossword puzzles. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, in memory of Eleanor. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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