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 Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
- Today's Funerals Aug. 1, 2014
Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
- District Deaths July 31, 2014
- Today's Funerals July 31, 2014
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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