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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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.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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