WINDBER — NOVAK – Sue M. (Berta), 93, life long resident of Railroad Street, Windber, passed away March 2, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center, Johnstown. Born Sept. 27, 1920, in Windber, daughter of Matej “Matthew” and Mary (Smola) Berta. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Steve S. Novak; daughter, Carole Franchic; sisters, Elizabeth Bratter and Ann Ober; and brothers, Michael and Joseph Berta. Survived by these children: Janet, wife of Charles Balon, Windber; Steve L. Novak, married to the former Georget Vuckovich, Johnstown; and Jean, wife of Larry Sipe, Windber; grandchildren, Monica L. (Novak), wife of Greg Meagher; Gregory S. Novak; Sherri (Franchic), wife of Randy Smay; Michelle (Franchic), wife of Paul Stohon; Marc Franchic, and wife, Deanna; special granddaughter, Erin Balon; great-grandchildren, Dillon Smay; Brennan, Ashley and Nathan Franchic; and Lydia and Eliza Meagher. Also survived by sister, Cecelia Kinkela, Sumner, Wash.; sister-in-law, Doris Berta, Montoursville; brother-in-law, Joseph Novak and wife, Dorothy, Central City; former son-in-law, Carl Franchic; former daughter-in-law, Elaine Novak; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sue was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was a talented seamstress. She especially enjoyed preparing Christmas Eve dinner for her family. Member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. George M. Gulash. Committal, church cemetery, Windber. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held.
- District Deaths July 26, 2014
Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
- Funerals July 26, 2014
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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