SUMMERHILL — DEETSCREEK – Tracy Sue (O’Dell), 49, Summerhill Township, passed away unexpectedly June 9, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Sept. 4, 1964, in Indianapolis, Ind., daughter of Ersal “Dan” and Dorothy (Kemper) O’Dell. Preceded in death by her father Dan; father-in-law, William J. Deetscreek; and sister-in-law, Justine M. Bailey. Survived by husband, John Deetscreek, whom she married Dec. 21, 1992; children, Adam and Lauren, at home; mother, Dorothy O’Dell; sisters, Nancy and Cathy O’Dell, all of Granite City, Ill.; and Kerrie (Kyle) Taylor, Troy, Ala.; brother, Daniel (Holly) O’Dell, Gilbert, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Nancy Deetscreek, Ebensburg; brothers-in-law, Ken (Joyce) Bailey, Portage; and Eric (Erica) Deetscreek, Curwensville; and sister-in-law, Donna (Don) Bloom, Hooversville; also nephews and nieces, Shawn O’Dell; Paige (Jeremy) Nagey; Ryan Taylor; Matthew O’Dell; Katie (Shawn) Herlehy; Kyle (Sarah) O’Dell; Aidan O’Dell; Sheena (Brian) Vorhauer; Amanda Faight; Kenny Bailey; Casey, Tanner and Shaylee Bloom; and Jordyn and Rylee Deetscreek; as well as grandnieces and -nephews, Quinten, Leighla and Justen Vorhauer, and Hailey and Alex Faight. A U.S. Navy veteran, she served as an air traffic controller during the Persian Gulf War from 1988 to 1995, stationed at the Naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and was the recipient of the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd), and Coast Guard Special Operation Service Ribbon. Upon arrival back to the states, she had been employed as assistant manager at Ponderosa Restaurant in Richland Township. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, and from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mundys Corner, Pastor Kevin McNamara, officiating. Interment, Ogden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project in Tracy’s memory.
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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