WINDBER — SHUSTER – Mrs. Emma L., 92, Mine 40, Windber, passed away Jan. 18, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor and Retirement Center. Born Oct. 27, 1920, in Central City, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Bubenko) Burinda. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Steve; brothers, Louie, Steve and John; and sister, Mary Kolonich. Survived by children, Stephen, married to the former Joanne Kozlick, Central City; Thomas and Dennis, both of Windber; and Deborah, wife of Terry McGory, Monroeville. Sister of Joe Burinda, Central City; Helen Szymonifka, New Jersey; and Paul Burinda, and wife, Rosemary, Central City. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Former member St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Windber. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Very Rev. Leonard E. Voytek, VF, pastor. Committal, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windber. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Arbutus Park and Retirement Center in memory of Emma. (www.meekfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths Dec. 5, 2013
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.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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