JOHNSTOWN — DeLISA – Jennifer Mary, 48, Johnstown, passed away peacefully Jan. 29, 2014, at her home. Born March 9, 1965, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of John “Jack” and Joan (DeBiase) DeLisa. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Dominic and Mary DeBiase; paternal grandparents, Nick and Helen DeLisa; and special friend, Rick Unger. Survived by parents; daughter, Samantha Jo; brothers, Jeffrey (Dianne) and Jay (Theresa) DeLisa; niece, Maria; nephew, Anthony; former longtime partner, Craig Hollern; and best friend, Ray Lohr. A 1983 graduate of Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech, Jennifer worked in Maryland and Johnstown, where she gave her all to her jobs. She was especially devoted to her family, friends and pets, with whom she shared her abundant love and sense of humor. Family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, TOR Franciscans. Committal, SS. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery, Windber. Matthew 11:28. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests memorial contributions be made to John and Joan DeLisa, 448 Devon Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904. “There are places I remember all my life though some have changed. Some forever not for better; some have gone and some remain. All these places have their moments with lovers and friends I still can recall. Some are dead and some are living. In my life I’ve loved them all.” – John Lennon.
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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.
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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