JOHNSTOWN — URBAN – Josephine “Jo” M., 81, Johnstown, died Nov. 14, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 19, 1931, in West Homestead, Pa., daughter of John and Mary (Wrobel) Shulkosky. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Robert J. Urban Sr.; and son, Robert J. Urban Jr. Survived by children, Joni Marie Urban, Johnstown; Vincent, married to the former Alice Barto, Alabama; Barbara Ann, wife of Rodney J. Smith; and Kathryn F., wife of Michael Antal, all of Johnstown; and Stephen M., married to the former Nadine Bane, Virginia; grandchildren, Heather Jo and Samantha Urban; Daniel (Michelle) and Stephen (Lauren) Urban; Jessica Smith (Joe Locher); R.J. (Steph) and Matthew (Kayla) Smith; Janice (Brian) Koontz; Zachary Antal; and Nicole and Aaron Urban; great-grandchildren, Sara and Evan Kowalewski; Charlie, Jessica and Adelynne Locher; Peyton Smith; Jacob and Kylie Smith; Lasaysia and Sayona Bush; and Willow Urban; brother, Raymond (Donna) Shulkosky, Munhall; and special friend and neighbor, Christine Nugent. Josephine was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, where she was a member of Christian Mothers and was a Eucharistic minister and lector. She retired from First National Bank, where she was a teller. She also was a volunteer at Lee Hospital. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Therese Catholic Church, Father Bernard Karmonocky, OFM. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Family suggests that donations be directed to St. Therese Catholic Church Building Fund in memory of Josephine. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
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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.
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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.
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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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