SCALP LEVEL — KEBISEK – Helen A. (Mayket), Scalp Level. There is always one star that shines brighter than the others. A star that leads, a star that guides. A star that teaches, a star that smiles. A star that loves, a star that always gives much more than it receives. On Nov. 18, 2012, one of those stars did not burn out. With the Lord as her shepherd, she merely began a new journey. Whether we called her mom, sister, Nana, Aunt Helen, or just Helen, we are left with a void in our hearts. But that void fills and overflows with a lifetime of cherished memories. And we do not feel pain, because we were loved. Every one of us. Though preceded in death, we take comfort in Helen being reunited with her parents, Joseph and Mary (Shedlosky) Mayket; her husband, Steve J. Kebisek; sister, Margaret Sondey; brother, Joseph Mayket; and special friend, John Shuster. And those she leaves behind, she now watches over, including her daughter, Dolores, wife of Victor Foy, Windber; son, David Kebisek, and wife, Beth, Florida; grandchildren, Ryan Foy; Craig Kebisek; and Sally (Kebisek), wife of James Krick; great-grandchildren, Brady and Alexis Krick; brother, George “Dixie” Mayket, and wife, Wanda, Arizona; sisters-in-law, Christine Nosal, Pittsburgh; and Katherine Kebisek, Windber; and numerous nieces and nephews; also “Chloe.” Helen was a housekeeper and cook for many years at the rectory of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber. Member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber, where Helen was a member of the Rosary Society and Mary Guild and where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. George M. Gulash. Committal, church cemetery, Windber. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Brethren Home, Windber, or Windber Hospice in Helen’s memory.
- 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.
- Today's Funerals Dec. 4, 2013
- District Deaths Dec. 3, 2013
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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