BENSCREEK — WALTERS – Georgianna L. “Georgie,” 71, Benscreek, passed away June 17, 2014, in Johnstown. Born April 8, 1943, in Portage, at home. She was the eldest daughter of Mae (Bland) and George Haschak. She married John E. Walters on Sept. 30, 1967, at St. Agnes Church in Cassandra. They were blessed with 46 years of marriage together. Member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Portage. Preceded in death by her dear parents. Survived by loving husband, John E.; beloved son, Christopher J., and wife, Anne (Solarczyk); loving sister, Patricia Haschak; and precious grandchildren, Christopher J. Jr., Katlyn A. and Conor J. Walters. Also survived by godchildren, Leah Rae Tarachko, John Sckowski and Edward Stevens; and her special lifelong friends, Margaret “Peg” Yurchik, Stella Bailey, Earl “Guba” Latherow and Roger Weyandt. The highlights of Georgie’s life were her grandchildren, who she was most proud of. She enjoyed spending time in the company of good friends and family reminiscing about the good ole days and memories not yet made together. She was always up for a good laugh and to raise the spirits of those who confided in her and leaned on her for support and strength. Her personality instantly drew others toward her. She will be most missed during Christmas, for it was the most wonderful time of the year to her. Even as her grandchildren grew older the anticipation of seeing their faces after they opened their Christmas presents from Grandma and Pappy meant the world to her. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Portage. Committal to follow in SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Portage. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Georgie’s name to Angel Christmas for children. Online condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com.
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.
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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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