MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — CASAMASSIMA – Kimberly Ann, Millstone Township, N.J., passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a long illness with breast cancer. Born Aug. 7, 1964, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by parents, Nick and Barbara Gail (Mehall) Kawchak. She married Mathew Casamassima on June 8, 1991, and moved to Ocean Grove, N.J. Kim is survived by children, Jessica, 18, and Joseph, 14, as well as her siblings, David Bruce Kawchak and Dana Null, Lock Haven, Pa.; and Dr. Tammy Haslett, Johnstown. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Alex Null, Nick Null, Carter Null, Will Haslett, Ben Haslett, Gordie Severino, Alex Severino and Emma Severino. Kim is a 1982 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School, received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and her master’s degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania. She was employed as a software engineer by AT&T, Compaq and Hewlett-Packard until 2005, before devoting the rest of her life to family and community service. She was a strong advocate for breast cancer research, including working as an advocate in Washington, D.C. She also counseled newly diagnosed women facing breast cancer. Kim was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and then again in 2005 and metastatic breast cancer in 2008. Arrangements are being handled by Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown, N.J. Funeral service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Millstone Township. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for any donations to be made out to South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition, 78 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin, N.J., 08009.
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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.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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