LANCASTER COUNTY — MICHAELS – Mary Catherine, 78, Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, passed away at 10:30 p.m. March 18, 2013, at Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Comdr.. Donald Matthew Michaels, U.S. Navy retired, who passed away July 30, 1983. Born in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha (Gabriel) Litzinger. She was a 1953 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School and was a member of St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Plowville, Robeson Township. Survived by daughter, Nancy A. King, wife of T. Rob King, Brecknock Township, Lancaster County; and son, Clete Michaels, husband of Michele L. Michaels, Bethel Township. Also survived by six grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Rita Horne, widow of Francis Horne, Hastings; and brother, Raymond J. Litzinger, husband of Mary Kay (Ostrich) Litzinger, Latrobe; along with several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, James V. Litzinger, husband of Eileen (Fogerty) Litzinger, Johnstown; and niece, Therese A. Litzinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Plowville, Robeson Township, the Rev. Philip F. Rodgers, celebrant. Family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the church. An additional Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, the Rev. David Peles, celebrant. Interment, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., Johnstown, Pa. 15906. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017, in memory of Mrs. Mary Catherine Michaels. Bean Funeral Home, 3825 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
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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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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