WINDBER — HOLSOPPLE – Jay E., 60, Windber, died unexpectedly Aug. 19, 2013. Born April 26, 1953 , in Paint Township, son of Robert and Dorothy (Bowser) Holsopple. Preceded in death by father, and brother, Roy “Gene” Holsopple. Survived by mother, Windber, and daughter, Kim, wife of Louis Fingerman, Camp Hill. Grandfather to Samantha and Erin Fingerman; brother to Richard, married to the former Sharon Keller, and Gloria, wife of Roy Shaffer, both of Windber; and uncle to Lori Ann Sneeringer and Todd and Dan Shaffer. Also survived by former wife, former Patricia Ott, Windber; three great-nephews; and special friend, Dot Stevens. Proud veteran and retiree of the U.S. Navy, serving with the Seabees. Always willing to help others with projects. Loved working with his hands and woodworking. Lifetime member of VFW Post 4795. Loving son, father, grandfather and uncle. Member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Daniel Shaffer, nephew of the deceased, officiating. Interment, Berkey Cemetery with military graveside rite by Windber VFW Ritual Team. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Disabled American Veterans in Jay’s memory.
- District Deaths April 24, 2014
Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
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
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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