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.
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
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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