STERLING, VA. — VOSNOCK – Michael J., 83, Sterling, Va., native of Windber, passed away Jan. 19, 2014, in Virginia. Born Sept. 11, 1930, in Windber, son of John and Sophie (Pruchnik) Vosnock. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Stella S. “Chouch” Wozniak, Helen Stopko, Catherine Kanno, Ann Derasmo and Marie Harrington; and brothers, Joseph, Stanley and Frank. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Stella (Bachorz) Vosnock; daughters, Pamela, wife of David Kiser, Leesburg, Va.; and Cindy Ford, Ashburn Va.; grandson, Brandon Michael Ford; and granddaughters, Lindsay Nicole Ford and Cara Ann Nicole Kiser. Also survived by sister-in-law, Ann Vosnock, Windber; nieces, Linda Stopko and Kathleen Vickroy, both of Windber; and many other surviving nieces and nephews. Michael was a kind, gentle man and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served in the Korean War, U.S. Army sergeant. Retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service with 20 years of service. Friends received from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, the Rev. Martin Cingle. Interment, St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Windber, with military honors by Windber VFW Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association in Michael’s memory.
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STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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