CRESSON — COLIAN – Albert P. Sr., 81, Cresson, died June 30, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. Born Jan. 2, 1933, in Cassandra, son of the late Alfred and Flora (Carratelli) Colian. Preceded in death by grandsons, Bevin Colian and Eric Colian; and sister, Josephine Harris. Survived by wife of 60 years, Dolores T. (Murray); children, Albert P. Jr. (JoAnn Klayko), Deborah Colian (Charles Eckenrode), Jeffrey M. Colian (Michele Hatch) and Anita Colian; grandchildren, Sarah, Mary Jo, Matthew, Greg, Jill, Jason and Nathan; and three great-grandsons. Also survived by sister, Lucy Cogan, and special nephew, Paul Cogan. Albie was a 1951 graduate of Cresson High School, where he excelled in football and wrestling. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, having served on the USS Olmstead APA-188. Albie was a Cresson Little League coach and officer, and was extremely proud that during his tenure, the Cresson team was the first Little League team in Cambria County to have a lighted field. Retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown, with 33 years of service. He served on Sankertown Borough Council for 28 years, and spent many hours in the garage crafting wood into gifts for his family that they will treasure forever. Member of Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and Cresson Italian Club. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Rev. Leo F. Arnone. Committal, church cemetery. Military graveside rites by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and other local veteran organizations.
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Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
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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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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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