LORETTO — McMULLEN – Helen T., 85, Brick Road, Loretto, died Jan. 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born May 10, 1927, in Loretto, daughter of the late Michael and Annie (Byrne) Driskel. Preceded in death by beloved husband, Leonard “Len,” on Oct. 31, 1986; brothers, Regis, Russell, Michael Jr. and Francis “Buck”; sister, Catherine Schenk; brothers-in-law, Cyril Schenk and Isodore “Issy” Smithbower; and sister-in-law, Jean (Hite) Driskel. Survived by loving children and spouses, Dian Smith (Jerome “Homer”), Ebensburg; Kathy Sherry (Pat), Carrolltown; Mary Frances “Tut” Miladinovich (Steve), Casper, Wyo.; Phoebe Rosensteel (Alan), Conway, S.C.; Gerald “Joe” (Anna Gresh), Ebensburg; Karen Boland, Gallitzin; Terry (Robin Korber), Loretto; and Susan Fitzsimmons (Jeff), Gallitzin; precious grandchildren, Jerry, Stacey and Nathan Smith; Michael (Tonya), Andy and Vincent Sherry; Derek and Lisa Miladinovich; Kelly, Daniel (Sara) and Casey (Ashley) McMullen; Corey and Ryan Boland; Kaylyn Hines; Jeanie and Faith McMullen; and Chad Fitzsimmons; six great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Smithbower, Ebensburg; sisters-in-law, Gerry Driskel, Chest Springs; and Camille McMullen, Altoona; and many special nieces and nephews. After graduating from Cresson High School, she went to work at the Franciscan Mission Store in Loretto as a secretary and later worked at the Building Fund Office, also in Loretto. Helen was an avid bowler and cinch player. When someone said cards she was ready to go. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. Member of Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, where memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Malachi Van Tassell and the Rev. Nathan Malavolti, concelebrants. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Loretto, in Helen’s memory. Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville.
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STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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