GEISTOWN — FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home. Born May 2, 1925, in New Florence, son of Antonio and Mary (Scorpio) Fabrizio. Preceded in death by parents; stepmother, Lucy (Veign); brothers, Patsy and Tony Jr.; sister, Rose Kinsey; and great-granddaughter, Gracie Fabrizio. Survived by wife, the former Mary E. Shank; and children, Sharon (John P. Kovac Jr.) Johnstown; John (Debra K. Mottern), Michigan; James Sr., and friend, Candy Lewis Owen, South Fork; Mark (Dianna Blough), Jerome; and Donna, South Fork. Also survived by grandchildren, John Kovac III, Shawn Felton, Joseph Fabrizio, Jason Fabrizio, Misty Fabrizio, Eric Fabrizio, Joshua Fabrizio, James Fabrizio Jr., John Fabrizio, Joshua Keselak, Jessica Makin, Stephanie Valkovic and Bam Fabrizio; and numerous great-grandchildren. Brother of Frank (Jeannie Wilkewitz), Michigan; and Carl (Dorchas Wright) and Kathryn (Charles Gorman), both of New Florence. Member of Resurrection Parish and American Legion Post 849. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. He served in the U.S. Army, with the 28th Infantry Division, during World War II, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. John was an avid bowler, and coached Geistown Little League Baseball. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Parish, the Rev. Alan E. Thomas, V.F., celebrant. Committal, Forest Lawn Cemetery, where will military rites will be conducted by Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team.
- District Deaths Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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