JOHNSTOWN — BLAIR – Margaret Alma “Betty,” Westmont, died Sept. 22, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born July 11, 1918, in Cresson, daughter of the late Gilbert and Viola (Strittmatter) Soisson. Preceded in death by husband, C. James “Bill” Blair; and sister, Mildred Lenhart. Survived by daughter, Cathleen, and son-in-law, Francis Vine, London, England; sisters, Ruth Plisinsky, The Villages, Fla.; Edna Martin, Johnstown; and Doris Murray, Henderson, Nev.; brother, Robert, and sister-in-law, Tinny, Cresson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and neighbors. Betty retired as a teachers aide at Woodvale IU8, worked as a volunteer at Birthright and was a member of Our Mothers Of Sorrows Catholic Church. She had a drive for keeping busy and was a gifted craftsperson, excelling at everything she touched, particularly, quilting and ceramics. She also was an avid bridge player. She loved physical activity and reluctantly gave up tennis when she was in her 80s. She bowled regularly prior to her death, and had only stopped playing golf at Berkley golf club at the age of 94. There will be no viewing at Betty’s request. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Rev. Mark S. Begly, VF. Burial at Holy Name Cemetery will be private. The family would like to thank staff and volunteers at Windber Hospice for their care and kindness. Memorial donations may be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. Arrangements by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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