RICHLAND — PARUCH – Mary Ann, 84, Richland, went to be with the Lord Aug. 27, 2012, at Windber Hospice. Born Nov. 18, 1927, in Johnstown, daughter of John and Angeline (Golojuch) Szczur. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 61 years, Frank Paruch; and siblings, Stanley, Lottie (Barry) Slisz and Joseph “Butch” Stuer. Survived by loving children, Richard, married to the former Linda Leheny, Newark, Del.; Monica, wife of Ronald James, Richland; Bernard, married to the former Jeanette Ledney, Westmont; Frank, married to the former Rhonda Beagle, Largo, Fla.; and Patricia Paruch, Richland; grandchildren, Kimberly, wife of Erik Johns, Rio Rancho, N.M.; Patty, wife of Russell Felton, Richland; Matthew, married to the former Ashley Bouch, North Carolina; and Jessa Paruch, Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren, Katie James, Kendrik Johns, Samantha and Jakob Felton and Luke Paruch; brothers, John, Richland; Anthony, Norristown, Pa.; and Walter, Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary retired after 25 years as a seamstress. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Mary enjoyed yard work, crossword puzzles, watching sports and the Weather Channel. She loved learning, visiting historical sites and trips to D.C. and Florida with her late husband, Frank. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who would baby sit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to Windber Hospice or Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, in memory of Mary Ann Paruch. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
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
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
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
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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