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.
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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.
- District Deaths July 21, 2014
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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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