CRESSON — PRATT – Brian A., 59, Cresson, died Jan. 15, 2014, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Born Sept. 23, 1954, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by mother and stepfather, Betty and William Stombaugh. Survived by wife, Rose (Trexler), whom he married June 4, 1977; children, Sarah Miller (Shane), Enola; Benjamin, Cresson; and Bethany Vinglas (Scott), Altoona; cherished granddaughters, Addisyn Lauren Vinglas and Olivia Rose Miller; and beloved dogs, Micah and Murphy. Brother of Wayne Pratt (Susan), Cresson; Cheryl Pratt, Altoona; Deborah DeLaCruz (Roger), Galveston, Texas; Darren Stombaugh (Lisa) and Greg Stombaugh, both of Frederick, Md.; Sherry Atwood, Texas City, Texas; and Corey Stombaugh (Janet), Cresson. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Brian was a well-respected customer service representative at Veeder-Root Co., Altoona, with 18 years of service. He liked to fish. Friends received from 9 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, Pastor Rick Clark, officiating. Military rites by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and other local veteran organizations. In lieu of flowers, Brian would appreciate donations to Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931, to show his appreciation for their wonderful care.
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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