PORTAGE — BRYJA – Hedwig T. “Hedy,” 90, Portage, passed away Feb. 5, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Oct. 13, 1920, in Portage, daughter of John and Marianna (Zarnecki) Bednarczyk. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Joseph Bryja; brothers, Joseph, Robert, Walter and Frank Bednarchik; and sisters, Ann Petro and Theresa Wietecha. Survived by daughter, Dr. Mary Frances Bryja, Gaithersburg, Md. Sister of Stanley Bednarchik, married to the former Patricia Zabas, Maple Heights, Ohio, and Bernadine Sigado, Portage. Also survived by brother-in-law, John Wietecha; sister-in-law, Ann (Yacisin) Bednarchik, both of Garfield Heights, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Proudly served her country during World War II by welding bomb casings for Briggs Manufacturing, Hamtramck, Mich. Member of the former Our Lady of Fatima Society and served as president for many years. Founding member of the St. Lawrence Fraternity Third Order Secular Franciscans. Member of the Sacred Heart Church choir for many years, Polish Heritage Choir, the ZPA Lodge 721, the Puritan Rosary Society and the Portage Senior Citizens. Hedy was proud of her Polish heritage and kept all of the holiday customs and traditions. Avid fan of the Steelers, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pirates sports. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mountain Avenue, Portage, Monsignor Bernard Przybocki, celebrant. Committal, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Portage.
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Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
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Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
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BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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