PORTAGE — BENJACK – Agnes, 94, Portage, passed away July 10, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born April 20, 1919, in Lilly, daughter of Charles and Mary (Mericsko) Zurilla. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Andrew Benjack; son, Dennis Benjack; grandson, Timothy Benjack; sisters, Mary Smilnak, Ann Squashic, Sophie Adelsberg, Betty Duke-Waschalk and Helen Popchak; and brothers, Joseph, Steve and Mike Zurilla. She was the last member of her immediate family. Survived by son, Richard Benjack, married to the former Linda Doughty, Waldorf, Md.; daughter, Cynthia, wife of Kevin Nadolsky, Cresson; grandchildren, Wade, Joelene, James, Robert and Shelly; great-grandchildren, Colton, Logan, Allyson, Luke and Justin; and daughter-in-law, Roberta Benjack, Portage. Agnes left home at the early age of 16 to be employed at Grand View Point Hotel (Ship Hotel), and returned home after the death of her mother. She loved playing cards, bingo, polka dancing and watching and feeding her feathered friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bartholomew Church, Wilmore, Father Robert Reese, celebrant. Committal, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
- Today's Funerals March 8, 2014
- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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