JOHNSTOWN — RAFFERTY – Ethel M., 98, Johnstown, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born Nov. 5, 1914, in Johnstown, daughter of the late John and Anna (Griffith) Maier. Ethel was the last remaining member of the Maier family. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James J. Rafferty Sr.; sisters, Charlotte, Jean Demko, Evelyn Distefano and Viola Hewton; brothers, John Maier and Edward Maier; and great-grandson, infant Brad Wilson. Survived by sons, Raymond H. Rafferty, married to the former Peggy (Kiniry), Johnstown; and James J. Rafferty Jr., married to the former Janice (Mapstone), Jeannette, Pa. Also survived by grandchildren, Kathleen (Michael) Osinski, Maryland; Mary Beth (Charles) Hanley, Pittsburgh; JoAnn (John) Wilson, Harrisburg; Colleen (Dr. John J.) Brozetti, Johnstown; and Raymond J. Rafferty (wife, Ann Welsh), Dublin Ohio; and Patricia Rafferty, Timothy Rafferty and Bridget (Eric) Himler, all of Jeannette, Pa. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Anna (Chris) Goodman, Peter Osinski, John Osinski, Donald Hanley (Taja), Patrick Hanley, Erin (Adam) Raubenstein, Ryan (Trista) Wilson, Gregory Wilson, Kristen Wilson, Bridget Wilson, Justin Brozetti, Christopher Brozetti, James Rafferty III, Sean Rafferty, Molly Rafferty, Tristen Himler and Clare Himler; and great-great-grandchildren, Owen Hanley, Colin Raubenstein and Sopheria and Landon Wilson. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel worked in many sales positions in Johnstown over the years including W.T. Grants and retired from Kline Landers. She was very close to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Member of St. John’s Cathedral, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Ethel’s family sincerely wants to thank everyone at Arbutus Park Manor and Windber Hospice for their splendid and loving care of Ethel. In remembrance of Ethel Rafferty, those that wish may make contributions to Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or St. John’s Cathedral, 117 Clinton St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901.
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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.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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