CRESSON — MASTRINE – Elivera “Vera,” 91, John Paul II Manor, Cresson, passed away Jan 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born May 4, 1922, in Horning, Pa., daughter of Carlo and Giovanni Girolami. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Duelleo (Tex) Mastrine; sisters, Yolla and Nora; and brothers, Luigi, Nello and Medio. Survived by sisters, Rose Furnari and Johanna Semko, Colver; and brothers, Virginio, Ebensburg; and Adelio, Colver. Also survived by sons, Ronald, married to the former Diana Nedock; and Leonard, married to the former Darlene Cazara, all of Ebensburg; grandchildren, Matthew Mastrine, O.D., Pittsburgh; Malissa (Mastrine) Martin, married to Michael Martin, State College; Sara, Pittsburgh; Amy, Ebensburg; and Julie, Redwood City, Calif.; and great-granddaughter, Katrina Martin, State College. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Nora Mastrine, Arizona; and Ada Mastrine, Enola, Pa.; along with many nieces and nephews. She worked in Detroit during World War II, and later at Jo Ann Dress Factory, Cambria County Detention Home and Laurel Crest in Ebensburg. She lived in Colver for 40 years before moving to Ebensburg for 20 years and later to Cresson. In Colver, she was a member of the ladies sodality. Vera had a good sense of humor and loved to sew in her spare time. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Matevish & Matevish Funeral Home, 307 N. Center St., Ebensburg. Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Ebensburg, the Very Rev. Monsignor David A. Lockard, pastor. Interment, Ebensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make donations to charity of your choice.
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
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- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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