HOMER CITY — GROVE – Theresa Lynne, 49, Homer City, passed away July 16, 2013, at home. Born Feb. 22, 1964, in Jeffersonville, Ind., daughter of George and Lois Draksler. Preceded in death by her mother and infant brother, Troy Jacob. Survived by husband, John, and their son, John Isaac; sisters, Christine Abramo, and husband, Peter, Wooster, Ohio; Deborah Black, Homer City; and Julie Draksler, Reno, Nev.; brother, Pete Draksler, and wife, Toni, Seward; and nieces and nephews, Torrie, Kaylie, Annie and Jacob Abramo; Brett, Brad and Allyssa Black; and Laken and Jaden Draksler. Member of Blacklick Community United Methodist Church, Vintondale, and she held various positions in local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America. A 1982 graduate of United High School, she earned numerous academic scholarships and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Juniata College in 1987. She also was awarded a full graduate research assistantship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and worked toward a master’s degree in environmental biology. She was formerly employed as a medical transcriptionist for a national service, and she served as the primary caregiver for her late grandmother, Joan Draksler, for 10 years until her death in 2002. She had a great appreciation for nature, and she enjoyed motherhood, time with family, gardening, camping, fishing and beach vacations. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Blacklick Community United Methodist Church, Vintondale. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent at HindmanFuneralHomes.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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