JOHNSTOWN — TOLLIS – David Francis Jr., 86, Johnstown, died Nov. 2, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1926, in Altoona, son David F. and Olive (McMullen) Tollis. Preceded in death by parents; son, Joseph; brother, Ronald; and sister, Arvilla Smeltzer. He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey Ruth (Horner) Tollis; children, William Tollis, and wife, Barbara, Dilltown; Lonnie Peterson, and wife, Jennifer, Memphis, Tenn.; and Pamela Stefanka, and husband, William, Osterburg; and grandchildren, William Tollis Jr.; April Girolami, and husband, Tim; Michael Tollis; Eric Tollis; Amy Keiser; Lori Keiser; and Frank Peterson. He also is survived by brother, Frank, and wife, Shirley, Chicago; sisters, Audrey Wilson, and husband, Hugh, Fayetteville, Ark., and Donna Taraschi; and daughter-in-law, Janine Tollis. Dave was a World War II Navy veteran, and was employed as a machine operator with the Conemaugh & Black Lick Railroad, until retiring in 1981. He was a member and elder of First Christian Church and a life member of VFW 155 and DAV Post 2. Some of the things Dave enjoyed were plastering houses, building furniture and doing wood carvings. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at 2 p.m. at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., the Rev. James Devorick, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Condolences may be sent to www.ptbmortuary.com.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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