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.
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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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