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.
- 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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