JOHNSTOWN — UTNIK – James, 58, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Feb. 5, 2013. Born July 20, 1954, in Johnstown, son of Edward, Johnstown, and the late Sophie (Golojuch) Utnik. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John and Katherine Golojuch; and paternal grandparents, Walenty “Valetine” and Anna Utnik. Survived by son, Chris M. Utnik, married to the former Amy Burke, Johnstown; sister, Carol, wife of Richard Mesaros, Savannah, Ga.; brothers, Matthew; Anthony “Bernie”; and Larry, married to the former Cindy Thomas, all of Johnstown; Jeffrey, married to the former Barbara Mirable, Chesterton, Ind.; Tom, Johnstown; and Tim, married to the former Patty Lingenfelter, Johnstown; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. James was a graduate of Conemaugh Valley High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. James was employed as a laborer at Derricott Construction Co. Member of SS. Gregory & Barnabas Parish, Bon Air. James enjoyed fishing, hunting and all sports. He loved being in the outdoors and spending time with his family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, East Conemaugh, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at SS. Gregory & Barnabas Parish, Bon Air, Father Robert Ruston. Military rites will be conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team at the church. Private interment at Oak Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to SS. Gregory & Barnabas Parish, 120 Boltz St., Johnstown, Pa. 15902, in memory of James. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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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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