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.
Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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David Arthur Gindlesperger
GINDLESPERGER – David Arthur, 31, Elton, died July 25, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randell J. Weber
WEBER – Randell J. “Randy,” 57, Ebensburg, died July 25, 2014, at home.
Thelma Marie Weiland
WEILAND – Thelma Marie, 75, Westover R.D., died July 26, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Dolores A. Kiddy
KIDDY – Dolores A., 74, North Miami, Fla., native of Johnstown, died July 14, 2014, in Miami.
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Dorothy Mae (Walters) Conrad
CONRAD – Dorothy Mae (Walters), 82, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 24, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
Walter A. Dedik
DEDIK – Walter A., 86, formerly of Boswell, died July 25, 2014, at Country Manor Living, Jerome.
Donald Francis Frick
FRICK – Donald Francis, 90, went to be with his Lord July 26, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor surrounded by the love of his family.
Commander Clarence L. Lambing
LAMBING – Commander Clarence L. “Spud” U.S. Navy Retired, 92, passed away July 13, 2014, in Pacific Grove, Calif.
Margaret (Gerula) Latchney-Swincinski
LATCHNEY-SWINCINSKI – Margaret (Gerula), 93, went to be with the Lord at St. Jude’s Haven July 25, 2014.
MITRUS– Nicholas “Nick,” 85, Minersville, fell asleep in the Lord July 25, 2014.
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