LIGONIER — KOVAL – Shirley (Yurosko), 72, Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Born April 29, 1941, in Johnstown, daughter of the late John and Helen (Dzmura) Yurosko. Shirley was a graduate of Johnstown High School and Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing. She retired as a nurse with Latrobe Area Hospital and Ligonier Valley Ambulance Service, and was very active with Scouting. Survived by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Ronald P. Koval; children, Caryl Strauss, and husband, Brian, State College; Dr. Peter G. Koval, and wife, Dana (DeTuerk), Greensboro, N.C.; and Susan Palaski, and husband, Eric, Johnstown; grandchildren, Ruth and Nora Strauss, Olivia and Kyle Koval and Ivan Palaski; and brothers, Michael P. Yurosko, Pittsburgh; and Dr. John J. Yurosko, Nokomis, Fla. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Synder Funeral Home Inc., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier, where Parastas service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, Indiana, with Father George Mitchell, celebrant. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.
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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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