PATTON — BARAN – Helen (Welchko), 93, Patton, passed away June 29, 2013, at St. Benedict Manor. Born April 3, 1920, in Patton, daughter of Peter and Anna (Busha) Welchko. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul, who died June 16, 2000, and to whom she was married for 53 years; and all of her sisters, Nancy Hrib, Mary Paddock, Julia Olshavsky and Ann Churley; and brothers, Peter, Michael, Andrew and George. Survived by her children, Paul, married to Vickie Albright; Jack, married to Sandy Elder, Wilmington, Del.; and Mary Virginia, married to Stanley Rudy, Pittsburgh. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Amy Gibson, Paul Baran, Beth Baran Lacey, Cathy Garner, Chris Baran, Brian Baran, Matt Baran, Kathy Bowser, Ashley Rudy and Alexandra Rudy, and great-grandchildren, Connor, Alex and Gabriella Gibson; Finn Baran Lacey; and Brooks Bowser; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was a lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Patton, where she belonged to the Altar-Rosary Society and Ladies Guild. She was one of the original creators of the nut and poppy seed roll sales for which the church is noted. Until she broke her hip at 89 and had to enter the loving care at St. Benedict Manor, she attended every possible church service throughtout her life. She loved playing cards, swinging on her porch and cooking and baking for her family. Her family would like to especially thank the administrators and staff at St. Benedict Manor for their love and care and the staff of Horizon Hospice for their care in her final days. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1004 N. Fifth Ave., Patton, Pa. 16668, where a Parastas service will be held at 3:30 pm. Panachida at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Patton, the Rev. Oliver Herbert, TOR. Committal, SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Patton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in Helen’s honor be made to SS. Peter and Paul Ladies Guild, 516 Palmer Ave., Patton, Pa. 16668. (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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