PORTAGE — TURNER – Beatrice E. “Bea,” 89, Portage, passed away March 14, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 24, 1922, in Lansing, Mich., daughter of Henry Thomas and Irene Rosalee (Clare) Wilson. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Charles A. “Chuck” Turner; brother, Alvin Wilson; and sisters, Geraldine Esch, Arlene Crouch and Helen Servass. Survived by children, Delford Turner, married to the former Peggy Bortel, Bedford; Constance, wife of George Bivens, Johnstown; Pamela, wife of Thomas Bortel, Ebensburg; and James Turner, married to the former Sheryl Boyle, Hemlock, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Tully) Stevens, Charles Tully, Mandy (Bortel) Lasinsky, Karissa (Bortel) Deckard and Christopher Turner; and great-grandchildren, Colton and Dawson Stevens; Amber and Autumn Tully; Nicholas, Cameron and Aaron Lasinsky; Emma, Kaitlynn and Page Deckard; and Macie Kay Turner. Sister of Gertrude Usmail, Angeline McBride, Lucille Chisholm and Clare Wilson. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Member of Wilmore Fire Company ladies auxiliary and The St. Anne Society of St. Bartholomew Church, Wilmore. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing bingo, was a beautiful crocheter, and will be remembered for her butter cookies. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Robert Reese, officiating. Committal, St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Wilmore. Military rites by Portage Veterans Ritual Team.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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