SOUTHMONT — CARSTENSEN – William L. Jr. “Bill,” 88, Southmont, died Jan. 11, 2013, in Johnstown. Born April 15, 1924, in Johns- town, son of the late William L. Sr. and Rose (O'Donnell) Carstensen. Survived by loving wife of 58 years, Paulette (Oursel); sons, Jean Pierre DeBernay, married to Louise; John “Jack” Hankinson, married to Debbie; Philippe Carstensen, married to Dawn; and Lawrence Carstensen, married to Winifred; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Janice Ray. Bill loved his family. He graduated from the former Southmont High School and Carnegie Tech, with a civil engineering degree. He served in the U.S. Air Force as second lieutenant, navigator, during World War II. Bill was one of the founding members and treasurer of the Johnstown Water Authority. He was a member of the BPOE 175, Sunnehanna Country Club, Associated General Contractors of America and Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Mother Of Sorrows Catholic Church in his memory. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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