JOHNSTOWN — VARSHAL – Ruth M., 95, Brownstown Borough, passed away July 21, 2013, at Maple Winds Care Center. Born March 17, 1918, in Johnstown, daughter of Walter and Emma (Sabo) Doubt. Preceded in death by parents; husbands, Michael Povich and Anthony “Unt” Varshal; and daughter, Rosalyn “Punky” Miller. Ruth was a loving and devoted mother of Michael Povich, married to the former Sandra Ayres, Spokane, Wash.; Virginia, married to Ronald Bowman, Hopewell, Va.; and Antonette, married to Wallace Gregorchik Jr.; and John Varshal, both of Johnstown. Also survived by 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Robert Miller; brother-in-law, Peter Povich; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Matuch and Sarah Varshal. A graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School, Class of 1936. Retired interviewer for Pennsylvania State Employment Agency. Ruth loved gardening and cooking. She enjoyed making and sharing homemade, hand-dipped chocolates. Everyone she met was touched by her quiet and gentile nature. She enjoyed oil painting and was an avid reader. Her devotion to her family was never ending and she will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. Former member of Brownstown Volunteer Fire Company ladies auxiliary; an active volunteer, for many years, with St. Vincent de Paul Society; and lifelong member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Brownstown, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Franciscan Friars, OFM, Conv. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul Society in memory of Ruth Varshal. Condolences may be sent to ozogfh.com.
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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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.
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