JOHNSTOWN — JACKSON – Catherine “Cay” Lynn, 55, Johnstown, fell asleep in the Lord unexpectedly Sept. 24, 2013. Born Aug. 29, 1958, in Johnstown, daughter of Elias and Elizabeth (Salem) Ghantous. Survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Thomas E. Jackson; sons, Elias and Sean; and grandsons, Nathan and Dylan. Also survived by her mother; brother, Albert Ghantous; as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law in Johnstown, Philadelphia and Florida. Preceded in death by her father and daughter, Leslie. Cay was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She wore all these hats with pride. She was the office manager at her family’s business, Elias Painting; a talented designer of many beautiful kitchens and homes; a UPJ alumna; and lifelong member of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church. She also was a devoted sailor, and next to her love of family and friends, loved sailing on the Chesapeake, or any water where the wind was good. Above all, Cay was a loving and nurturing woman. Friends of all her children would often refer to her as their “other mom.” She was encouraging and instrumental in the endeavors of her children, both artistically and in their careers. Cay was loved and touched many lives throughout her life in a positive way. She was kind to all who knew her, always a lady. She will be missed by all. A deep part of us all is gone, forever. Friends received from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., at which time Trisagion Prayers of Mercy will be sung by the Very Rev. Father Donald E. Shadid. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary Special Projects Fund, 111 Alberta Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15905. (ptbmortuary.com)
- 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.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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