The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

August 27, 2012

Mary Ann Paruch

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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