NORTHERN CAMBRIA — MONTELLO – James R., 89, Northern Cambria, passed away July 14, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Sept. 3, 1924, in Barr Township, son of Dominic and Angelina (Deambrogio) Montello. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Victor Montello; sisters, Lucia Rauratti and Mary Vivadelli; and daughter-in-law, Lucinda “Cindy” (Serafin) Montello. Jim was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Martha E. “Betty” (Magulick) Montello; daughter, Mary Angela, wife of David Eisenhart, Arendtsville, Pa.; son, Richard Montello, Chambersburg; grandchildren, Sara (Bryan) Kuhn; Kristen Montello, and fiance, Matt; and James Montello (Katie Rine); and stepgreat-grandson, Aden; also many nieces and nephews. World War II Army Air Force veteran who served on the European Front and passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on his 20th birthday. Member of American Legion Post 508 and VFW Post 7503. He formerly worked as a miner at Moss Creek and Rounsley Mines, then as a lumberman for J.V. Hammond Lumber Co. for many years, having returned to mining and retired from Greenwich Collieries. Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Church, Father Larry Lacovic, officiating. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery. Military honors by local veterans organizations.
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
- District Deaths July 21, 2014
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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