The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 16, 2014

Cecelia F. Korber

The Tribune-Democrat

BON AIR — KORBER – Cecelia F., 86, Bon Air, went to be with the Lord Jan. 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 5, 1927, in Carrolltown, daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Sczot) Kontorchik. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry W. Korber; sisters, Amelia (Walter) Ponczek and Pauline (Otto) Tulowitzki; and brothers, Stanley (Anne), Simon (Edna) and Edward Kontorchik. Survived by her loving children, Harry J. Korber, Bon Air; Larry J. (Judy) Korber, Cherry Tree; Richard A., (Stephanie) Korber, Elton; Pamela J. (Richard Sr.) Barkley, Roanoke, Va.; and Kimberly Korber-Grasser, Windber; grandchildren, Richard Barkley Jr., Nicole (Michael) Conrad, Michael (Clairese) Barkley and Joshua (Danette) Wike; great-grandchildren, Shawn and Amanda Barkley and Sophia and Cecilia Conrad; siblings, Pearl and Thomas Kontorchik, both of Carrolltown; and numerous nieces and nephews, including devoted niece and nephew, Veronica Hamula and Fred Ponczek; also her companion, Pepper. Cecelia was a high school graduate and was employed at the former McCrory’s Department Store. Cecelia also worked for many years at Conemaugh Township Election Board. Member of SS. Gregory & Barnabas Parish, Bon Air, and SNPJ Lodge 254. Cecelia enjoyed playing Balina, bingo and gambling trips. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who was completely devoted to her family. Cecelia will be greatly missed by all. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at SS. Gregory & Barnabas Parish, Bon Air, Father Robert Ruston. Committal, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.. Online condolences may be posted to

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