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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Lawrence E. Coy
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DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
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SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
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Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
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Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
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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
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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
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