CHERRY TREE — SARNESCKY – Nicole Renee “Nikki,” 41, Cherry Tree, was welcomed into the gates of heaven on Sept. 14, 2013. Born Dec. 29, 1971, in Johnstown, daughter of Frank J. and Donna L. (Fatula) Sarnescky, Cherry Tree. In addition to her parents and beloved dog, Molly, she is survived by brother and sisters, Randy (Kathy) Abrams, Virginia; Sonya Malloy (Len Chapman), Ebensburg; Chrissy (Steve) Farrell, West Virginia; Sheri (Frank) Hill, Northern Cambria; and Bobbi Jean (Jim) Homerski, Cherry Tree; nieces and nephews, Kiana and Josh Abrams; Miranda and Jason Tyson; Steph Farrell; Cassie Malloy, fiancee of Keith Frank; Zach, Joel and Trevor Malloy; Tyler and Chase Hill; and Hannah Homerski; and great-nephews and great-nieces, Jadon and Ian Tyson and Adaya Farrell. Also survived by brother-in-law, Terry Malloy, Carrolltown. Nikki was very active in her church, Kinport Assembly of God. She dedicated her life to helping people and held a very special place in her heart for the children in her life. She joyously worked for many area families taking care of their children. At her church, she served as missionette leader, junior church leader, Sunday school teacher and vacation Bible school craft coordinator, serving as many ways as she could guiding the children of Kinport Assembly of God. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kinport Assembly of God Church, Pastor Chris Massey, officiating. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations, in honor of Nikki’s love of animals, to the ASPCA or a local human society in her memory.
Evelyn J. Schultz
SCHULTZ – Evelyn J., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Harmony House Manor.
Janet M. (Adams) Riposo
RIPOSO – Janet M. (Adams), 80, Bethlen Home, Ligonier, formerly of Somerset Pike, Johnstown, died Dec. 7, 2013, at Latrobe Area Hospital.
Peggy A. Poling
POLING – Peggy A., 64, South Fork, died after a brave battle with cancer Dec. 7, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
KANIUK – Steve, 77, Central City, died Dec. 7, 2013.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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