JOHNSTOWN — BURNS – Rita M., 86, formerly of Vinco, died Dec. 10, 2012, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown. Born July 1, 1926, daughter of Ralph and Kathleen (Hines) Pratt. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Winifred Hand and Kathleen Pratt; and brothers, Wendell and William H. Pratt. Survived by husband of 66 years, Thomas Burns, whom she married Nov. 30, 1946; sister, Dolores Blessing, Brook Park, Ohio; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Rita retired as secretary from the office of the former District Justice Leo Finnegan. She and her husband, Tom, owned and operated Rita’s Inn near South Fork for 15 years. Member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Mundys Corner, Legion of Mary and ladies auxiliary. At Rita’s request, there will be no public viewing or visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Andrew C. Stanko, VF. Committal, Holy Name Mausoleum, Ebensburg. In memory of Rita, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142. Rita’s family would like to say “thank you” to Interim Home Health, Community Nursing Hospice, and Joanie McDowell and her loving staff at St. Jude’s Haven for their loving care of Rita. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” II Corinthians 5:8. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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