VINCO — WYRWAS – Catherine M., 82, Vinco, died July 22, 2011. Born July 7, 1929, in Conemaugh, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Poborsky) Stanislawczyk. Also preceded in death by husband, Stanley; brother, John Stanislawczyk; and sister-in- law, Marge. Survived by children, Karen M., wife of Byron Miller, Johnstown; Susan, wife of Frederick Kline, Loretto; Stanley S. Jr., married to the former Holly A. Edwards, Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and Paul F., married to the former Deborah M. Kobal, Vinco; grandchildren, Michael, Douglas, Joshua, Nathaniel and Nolan; great-grandchildren, Seaaira and Skyler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister of Clara, wife of Ray Garcia, Mesa, Ariz; Michael, and wife, Janelle, Abeline, Texas; Joseph, and wife, Sandra, Mesa, Ariz; Bernice Popp, Iron Mountain, Mich. Stephen, Conemaugh; and Irene, wife of Thomas Piker, Mesa, Ariz.; also sister-in-law, Josephine. Member of the Church of the Transfiguration, Conemaugh. Catherine was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a devoted Catholic and active in the church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Transfiguration, Father Robert C. Hall, pastor. Committal, Assumption Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Church of the Transfiguration, 219 Oak St., Conemaugh, Pa. 15909, in memory of Catherine. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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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.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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