The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 9, 2014

Theresa M. Salem

WESTMONT — SALEM – Theresa M., 102, Westmont, died July 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 17, 1911, in Egar, Hungary, daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Krissay. Preceded in death by loving husband, Norman Kenneth Salem; and siblings, sister, Ann Swanger, and husband, Phil; sister, Bettyann Jackman, and husband, Thomas; brother, John Krissay, and wife, Betty; brother, Louis Krissay; brother, Steven Krisay, and wife, Betty Lou; and brother, Joe Krissay, and wife, Elsie. Theresa was the last immediate survivor of the Krissay family. Also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, William Salem, and wife, Edith; and Nicholas Senuta, and wife, Katherine; Stephen Stralko, and wife, Marie; and James Salem, and wife, Ester; sister-in-law, Anna Yanko, and husband, Frank; niece, Cay Lynn Jackson; and great-niece, Leslie Jackson. Survived by sons, Norman T. Salem, married to Donna Williams; and Kenneth W. Salem, married to Linda Petro, all of Johnstown; grandchildren, Christopher (Lena), Johnstown; Connie (Timothy), Everett; Timothy (Sandy), Bluffton, S.C.; Kenneth (Lee), Johnstown; Karin (Christopher), Erie; Daniel, Johnstown; and Theodore (Sonja), Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Michelle, Melissa, Monica, Kathy, Terry, Timothy Jr., Gabriel, Jacob, Caleb, Brianne, Gavin , Andrae, Kala and Samantha; also great-great-grandchildren, Cora, Aiden, Lilly, Austin, Jaiden, Alyssa and Kevin. Also survived by sister-in-law, and good friend, Betty (Salem) Ghantous, Johnstown. Theresa was employed by Moxham and Hornick’s Hardwares in the 1930s  and the 8th Ward Market in the 1950s. She was a partner for more than 40 years in Cambria True Value Hardware, along with her husband, Norm. Member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly, VF. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. (

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