WINDBER — PARTSCH – Victor W., 84, Windber, passed away peacefully March 24, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family and faithful dog, Abby. Born Nov. 26, 1929, in Johnstown, son of Frank W. and Agnes M. (Kohler) Partsch. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Albert, Donald and Herbert Partsch; and sister, Joanne Partsch. Survived by wife of 57 years, Virginia (Barzensky) Partsch; and children, Barbara Partsch; and Victor Partsch, and wife, Suzanne (Hostetler), both of Windber. Brother of Dorothy, wife of Merle Stroz; Anthony “Ed” Partsch; and Harold Partsch, and wife, Lou Ann, all of Johnstown; also Raymond Partsch, and wife, Carol, Sidman. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Irene Partsch and Mary Partsch, both of Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vic was born and raised on a dairy farm which instilled in him a very strong work ethic. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW Post 4795, Windber. Retired from Bethlehem Steel, Gautier Division, after 36 years. He enjoyed hunting at “the Shack,” making maple syrup and vacations at Myrtle Beach with his family. After his retirement, Vic was a caretaker for several Windber church cemeteries. He kept busy by working in his flower and vegetable gardens, sharing the fruits of his labor with everyone. He kept an immaculate yard, growing flower beds of red Canna Lillies. Vic was a kind hearted husband and father who was a hardworking and humble man. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Martin Cingle. Interment, St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Windber, with graveside military honors by Windber VFW Ritual Team. Friends received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Windber Hospice and to his caregivers for their compassion and support. “I will not leave you comfortless.” Memorial donations can be made to the family to distribute to various charities of choice.
- District Deaths Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- 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.
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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.
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