WILMORE — MARSALKO – Mary 86, Wilmore, died March 17, 2013, at Windber Hospital. Born July 1, 1926, in Wilmore, daughter of Theodore “Frank” and Anastasia (Makar) Potchak. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Louis Marsalko; brothers, Steve, John, Michael, Frank, Charles and twin brother, Peter Potchak; sister, Catherine Timura; and daughter-in-law, Cindy (Mossburg) Marsalko. She was the last member of her immediate family. Survived by children, Theresa “Terri,” wife of John “Butch” Williamson Sr., Portage; Dolores “Dee,” wife of Marlin Minor, Johnstown; Louis Marsalko, married to the former Diane Campitell, Gallitzin; Phillip Marsalko, Ohio; Catherine “Cathy,” wife of Brad Smith, State College; Mary Lou, wife of Thomas Giles, Portage; and Paul Marsalko, married to the former Tina Mihalick, Pittsburgh. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Kristy (Greg) Letzo, John (Bridget) Williamson Jr., Jason (Amy) Minor, Aaron (Jaclyn) Minor, Amanda Minor, Nicole (Greg) Custer, Lee Marsalko, Chad Marsalko, Justin Smith, Ashley Smith, Matthew Giles, Scott Giles, Logan Marsalko and Chase Marsalko; and great-grandchildren, Connor and Kaley Letzo, Collin Custer, Norah Minor and Hayden Minor. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Irma Potchak, Evelyn Potchak, Blanche Potchak, Helen Marsalko, Ann Worth and Louise Wartko; and numerous nieces and nephews. Life member of PNA and St. Anne’s Society. Choir member of St. Bartholomew Church, having spent many years on the election board and was on the ladies auxiliary of Wilmore Fire Company. She enjoyed polka music and dancing, gardening and interacting with people, especially while selling Avon products. She was a very devout Catholic and her family was her priority. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Wednesday and vigil service will be held in the afternoon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bartholomew Church, Wilmore, Father Robert Reese, celebrant. Committal, St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Portage.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
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