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.
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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