CARROLLTOWN — VENESKY – Mardell A., 80, Carrolltown, passed away Oct. 30, 2012, at home. Born Oct. 2, 1932, in Spangler, daughter of Richard and Cecelia (Mitchell) Lawrence. Preceded in death by parents; former husband, Thomas R. Venesky; son-in-law, Paul Zimmerman; sister, June Monaco; and brother, in infancy, Richard Norman. Mardell is survived by children, Tim Venesky, Linda Zimmerman and Chris (Emma) Venesky; grandchildren, Kelly (Josh) Lundgren; Lucas (Tracey) Zimmerman; Amberly and Ben Zimmerman; and Andrea, Georgianna and Alan Thomas Venesky; great-grandson, Owen; brothers, Jack, Robert and Wayne Lawrence; sisters, Sarah Jane Strong, Dee Luther, Dorothy Bassaro, Betty Weber and Lillian Weakland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mardell retired as a teacher’s aide from Intermediate Unit 8, and had previously been employed at the former Patton Shirt Factory. She enjoyed gardening, baking and spending time with her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 146 N. Main St., Carrolltown, Pa. 15722, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday by Pastor Linda Lacovic. Interment, Bakerton United Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The Association for the Blind & Handicapped or Home Nursing Agency Hospice. (www.stevensfh.com)
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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