JOHNSTOWN — CALIK – Mildred, 89, Johnstown, entered into eternal life Jan. 24, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born May 11, 1923, in Johnstown, daughter of Paul Sr. and Susan (Mellecky) Payerchin. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 56 years, John Calik Jr.; son, Robert A. Calik; brothers, Paul and Michael Payerchin; and sisters, Marie Kubofcik, Margaret Chervik and Sophie Payerchin. Mildred was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survived by children, Dennis, married to the former Pamela Weimer, Arizona; Karen, wife of Dan Bantley, Summerhill; Richard, married to the former Sherrl Dunmier, Kansas; Susan, wife of Donald Osborn, Johnstown; Gary Calik, Lancaster; and Patricia, wife of Lawrence Urban; and Nancy, wife of Michael Miller, both of Johnstown; grandchildren, Shannon Lamoreux, Darrick Bantley, Sonya Herring, Jason Calik, Jenifer Rahn, Amanda Brown, Ashlen Calik, Donald and Matthew Osborn, Kimberly and Gregory Calik, Austin and Jacob Urban, and Joshua, Marissa and Tanner Miller; great-grandchildren, Gianna Hardison, Preston Lamoreux, Liam Brown, Dylan Rahn and Devin and Hayley Bantley; and a great-grandson due in February; also daughter-in-law, Michele (Gdula) Calik. Mildred was a wonderful cook specializing in Slovak dishes. She enjoyed crafts, telling jokes and spending time with her four daughters who were always there for her. Mildred leaves behind a loving family and a lifetime of wonderful memories that they will cherish forever. She will be sadly missed by special friends at Valley Pike Manor, where she enjoyed independent living over the last six years. Mildred was a woman of strong faith and a big heart. Her caring ways will remain forever in our hearts. Special thanks to Pat Popolo, for her help and loving friendship and Drs. Michael and Margaret Warner for their exceptional medical care. Member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. She was employed by the Greater Johnstown School District as a teachers aide and food service worker for 22 years. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Pastors Custead, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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