SOUTH FORK — GREGOVICH – Thomas C. “Buddy,” 47, South Fork, died June 23, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside. Born Sept. 15, 1965, in Johnstown, son of Thomas C. and Laverne (Rohner) Gregovich. Preceded in death by grandparents, Thomas and Grace Gregovich, George Rohner and Gertrude and Ed Clymer; and aunt, Joyce (Gregovich) Amigh. Survived by parents, South Fork; sister, Sandra, wife of David Makins, Beaverdale; nephew, Joshua Gregovich, married to Becky Johnson, South Fork; niece, Jessica Makins, fiancee of Matt Strayer, Salix; great-nieces, Kayle and Jesslynn Strayer; great-nephews, Brandon and Dylan Gregovich and Logan Strayer; uncle, Ronnie (Joan) Clymer; aunts, Judy (Dan) McCreary, Marge Waide and DeAnn Clymer; very, very good friends, Dan, Harry and Donna Adams; and numerous other beloved family and friends. Tom was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He worked for Altoona-Blair County Airport. A private family viewing will be held at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery, South Fork, by Harry Adams. Military graveside service will be held by St. Michael American Legion Post 551. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
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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