JOHNSTOWN — KURCHAK – Tony, 96, Johnstown, went to his eternal home Nov. 23, 2013, at home while surrounded by loved ones. Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Johnstown, son of Edward and Mary (Bilanych) Kurchak. Preceded in death by parents; loving wife of 53 years, Helen R. (Cyner) Kurchak; brothers, George, Mike, John, Metro and Sam Kurchak; special nephew, Bob “Bo” Bohensky; and dogs, Barney and Walley. Survived by loving daughter, Gloria Miller (Carl), Indianapolis, Ind.; ex-son-in-law, Carl Miller (Diane), Martinsville, Ind.; granddaughter, Selena Moore (John), Electric City, Wash.; stepgrandson, Logan Moore, Greenfield, Ind.; “second daughter,” Bernadette “Bernie” Ballow, Johnstown; sister, Helen R. Youchak, Johnstown; special niece, Marieann Bohensky Ramirez (Matt), Centreville, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews; and dog, Sam. Tony was an Army veteran serving from 1942-1946 during World War II, with the 1042nd Engineering Gas Generating Detachment. He also served in the CCC Camp. In the early 1950s, he provided service to friends and family as a certified TV repairman. He retired in 1979 with more than 40 years of employment as a painter at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Hobbies included gardening, woodcrafts, puzzles, duckpin bowling, polka music and dancing, painting, computers, reading and watching movies. Tony was a longtime member of Turners social club and the American Legion. Tony prided himself on his yard work and beautiful flowers. He enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City with his wife, family and friends and made frequent road trips to Indianapolis to see his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. He cherished the time spent with Selena. Since 2009, Tony spent many hours using acrylic paints to bring to life more than 60 beautiful pictures. He was active on the computer, where he corresponded with friends and family, and played games until recently. He loved Text Twist and his daily puzzles. He was an avid reader, most recently on his Kindle. A longtime member of the former St. Casimir Catholic Church and member of Resurrection Parish, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Very Rev. Alan Thomas. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. Tony lived a long and quiet life, is deeply loved by his family and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medi Home Hospice, the VFW or the Humane Society in his memory. Condolences may be sent at ozogfh.com.
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Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
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Fred G. Biller
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John R. Haywood
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David G. Hull Jr.
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Elizabeth Anne Muncert
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Mary Grace Spodinak
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Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
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Dorothy B. Bermosk
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Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
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Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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