JOHNSTOWN — HERSHBERGER – Donald Roy, 84, Arbutus Park Retirement Community, died Jan. 13, 2014, at home. Born April 30, 1929, in Richland Township, son of the late Alfred C. and Evelyn (Frye) Hershberger. Also preceded in death by wife, Nancy S. (Studebaker); brothers, George Edward and Glenn Oliver; and sister, Kathryn Dagney. Survived by children, Donald Wayne (Mary Bittner), Woodbridge, Va.; Douglas Brian (Veronica Lee), Essex Junction, Vt.; and Denise LaRue (Pastor Cliff Reynolds), Coal Center, Pa.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; also brother, Nyle Millard (Ruth Jean), Richland. A 1947 graduate of Richland High School. Retired engineering supervisor, with 38 years of service, from General Telephone Electronics (now Verizon). Member of Belmont United Methodist Church (honorary trustee), Greater Johnstown Lodge 538 F&AM, Alma Lodge 523, IOOF and Gideons International. Friends received from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Belmont United Methodist Church, Pastor Keith Dunn, officiating. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. Family suggests contributions to Belmont United Methodist Church, 107 Coldren St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., N.Y. 10021. Family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to 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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