EBENSBURG — SPONGROSS – Helen E., 94, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2013, at Cambria Care Center. Born July 4, 1919, in Spangler, daughter of George and Mary (Simsak) Lokey. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Victor; brothers, Paul, John, Stephen, Joseph, George, Edward and Michael; sister, Mary Eleanor Lokey; and son-in-law, Dawn Lanzendorfer. Survived by children, Elaine Lanzendorfer, Twin Rocks; Robert, married to the former Cecelia (Grecek) Spongross, Vinco; and Patricia, wife of Raymond Ponchione, Ebensburg; grandchildren, Leigh Lanzendorfer, Quinn Lanzendorfer, Robert Spongross, Elise (Ponchione) Calkins and Marc Ponchione; and great-grandchildren, Anna and Madeline Ponchione and Domenic and Francesca Calkins. Sister of Florence Peles, Glen Campbell; Pauline Jackson, Beaver Falls; and James Lokey, Clymer. Helen was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg, where vigil wake service will be Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Ebensburg, the Rev. Monsignor David Lockard. Committal, St. Charles Cemetery, Twin Rocks.
- 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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