JOHNSTOWN — OHALA – Shawn Michael “Punky,” 27, Johnstown, went to be with Lord May 22, 2013, unexpectedly due to respiratory complications. Born June 25, 1985, in Johnstown. Shawn attended Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech, where he graduated in 2003. Member of the Special Olympics, where he was an avid swimmer, bowler and weight lifter. Shawn was loved by all; he had a beautiful smile that could draw, anyone in and warm their heart. He loved the WWE wrestlers The Rock and John Cena; he loved to watch them wrestle all the time. Shawn also enjoyed playing video games and watching the big flat screen in the living room at the same time; he was a super multitasker. Shawn also enjoyed listing to music, such as “Who Let the Dogs Out” and “Lean Back.” He loved bubbles, from blowing them to using his fancy, crazy bubble machines and toys. That kind of stuff made him happy. Preceded in death by grandparents, William and Mary Turner; and nephew, Adam N. Sandoval. Survived by mother, Deborah J. (Turner) Leibfried, wife of James W. Leibfried Sr., Johnstown; sister, Tammy “MeMe” L. Sandoval, Portage; brother, Victor C. Sandoval Jr., husband of Roxy M. (Hand) Sandoval, Johnstown; sister, Crystal “Dol” L. Sandoval, Florida; sister, Danielle M. “Dinky” (Ohala) Stopp, wife of Kevin E. Stopp Jr., Johnstown; sister, Georgette N. “Cookie” (Ohala) Rose, wife of Levi W. Rose, Jerome; nephews and nieces, Kenneth “My Baby” Kralik, husband of Chasity Kralik, Portage; Matthew “Matt-Matt” N. Sandoval, Portage; Austin “Na-Na” Sandoval, husband of Sabrina Sandoval, Johnstown; Tiffany “Itchy-Poo” M. Sandoval, and Brandon Golden, Portage; very special niece, Takesha Crutcher, Johnstown; Amber M. Varljen, Johnstown; Alan Varljen, South Fork; and Jonathan “Jon” C. Sandoval, Patrick “P.J.” Bush, Trace A. Sandoval and Christopher “Winky” Sandoval, all of Florida; and Tatinna M. “T.T.” Ohala; also nephew and godson, Bryant W. “Chubba” Ohala. Also survived by great-nephews, Draegan K. Kralik, Damion J. Kralik and Aiden L. Varljen; and soon-to-be great-niece, Shawna M. Kralik. A special thanks to all who had a hand with helping us with Shawn. We want to thank all of Med-Van Transport, especially drivers Brock, Belle and Jean, Duane and all the other drivers as well; Select Speciality Hospital, Lee campus, for all the great care they provided Shawn that allowed him to get well enough to come home and live out his last days with us here at home; and last, but not least, those individuals that we called family and friends at New Ventures and Goodwill; also, we definitely can’t forget his best buddies, his Best Buddy Kayla and Ted E. Bears, and his ex-TSS, Janet Fisher. Please, in lieu of flowers, send donations to the family. Funeral arrangements are being held at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where viewing for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, and where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, with procession to follow ending at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with graveside service, the Rev. Nelson Ilgenfritz.
- 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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