LOWER YODER TOWNSHIP — SPACK – Helen M., 86, Lower Yoder, went to be with the Lord April 5, 2013, in hospice at Golden Living Center, Richland. Born March 8, 1927, in Johnstown, the daughter of John and Julie (Pollum) Kristoff. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Michael; sisters, Margaret Krivach and Mary Gilmore; and brothers, John and Stephen Kristoff. She is survived by her son, Gary, and wife, Robin (Schrum), Johnstown; and grandchildren, Todd Spack, and April, married to Jay Hicks; brothers, Francis, and wife, Judy, Roanoke, Va., and William “Billy”; and sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Williams. Helen was employed by the Johnstown Cigar Factory and Glosser Bros. A member of the former St. Stephen Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Mother’s Club, and current parishioner of Resurrection Parish. Helen’s son and two grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. The legacy of Helen’s kind spirit, passion for cooking, green thumb, love of music and singing will live on through them. She enjoyed life, family and many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others with a smile on her face. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Parish, Father Francis Balastino officiating. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to AseraCare Hospice in memory of Helen. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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