EBENSBURG — POPOVICH – Irene (Fenchak), 87, Ebensburg, passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at Rebekah Manor, Ebensburg. Born Nov. 21, 1925, in Wherum, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Yanuta) Fenchak. Preceded in death by husband, John Popovich Jr.; son, John Popovich III; sisters, Ann Berkoski, Sophie Stormer and Mary Fenchak; brothers, John, Joseph, Charles and George Fenchak; and great-grandson, Ian Link. Survived by children, Robert (Anita) Popovich, Charlotte McFadden, Judy (Denny) Vokin and Kate (Jeffrey) Link, all of Ebensburg; and Barbara Lynn (Eric) Scott, Harrisburg. Loving “G.G.” of Dionne McFadden (Kevin) Persio; Daphne McFadden (Ken) Matlin; Joe (Tricia) McFadden; Tracy Vokin (Sam) Brunatti; Jolene Vokin (Ryan) Blodgett; Halee Vokin (Joshua) Onder; Dustin Link, and fiancee, Natale; Bryan (Kathleen) Link; Emily Popovich (Jason) Tiani; Anne Popovich; Evan Scott; and McKenzie Scott. Great- grandmother to Estella, Nova, Angelo Persio, Camryn and Mitchell Matlin; Joey and Tristan McFadden; Sammy, Marissa and Madelyn Burnatti; Anna and Carter Blodgett; Bryn Onder; Wyatt, Maison, Olivia, Dakota and Hunter Link; and Brenna Tiani. Also survived by brother, Dr. Peter (Barb) Fenchak, Ebensburg; sister, Helen Warchola, Omaha, Neb.; and brother, Jim (Francine) Fenchak, Colver. Irene and her late husband, John, were the owners of the former Popovich Potatoes and Farmers Exchange Inc. She enjoyed her family and caring for her flowers and her home. Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of other memorials, donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Dauntless Fire Company or the Ebensburg Area Ambulance Association. Arrangements are in the care of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.
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RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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