STARKVILLE, MISS. — PINGATORE – James A. “Buddy,” 84, Starkville, Miss., died July 3, 2014, in Columbus, Miss., after a brief illness. Born July 11, 1929, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Joan L. (Burket) Pingatore, also of Johnstown. Survived by daughters, Kimberly A. Pingatore, Keswick, Va.; Lynn P. Peters (Chris), Pensacola, Fla.; and Janice P. Mazzola (Mike), Starkville, Miss. Also survived by granddaughters, Christine, Alexandra and Kelley Mazzola, all of Starkville, Miss. In addition, he is survived by stepsister, Barbara J. Pingatore, Johnstown. Mr. Pingatore was a 1948 graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BSEE) and Old Dominion University (ME), he was employed by the Department of the Navy for 35 years. During this time, he received numerous awards and recognition for outstanding service, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award upon his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed golfing and traveling. He and Joan were well-known for their passion for round dancing during their years living in Virginia. Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Starkville, Miss. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, July 14, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Park, Starkville, Miss. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation America, 322 Eighth Ave., seventh floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 or alzfdn.org. You may go online and sign our guest register at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
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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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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