NEW JERSEY — MAZZARESE – Peter M., 92, died peacefully Nov. 19, 2012, in New Jersey. Pete was the oldest of seven children, born Oct. 2, 1920, in Johnstown, to the late Peter and Mae (Epifania) Mazzarese. Pete met the love of his life during the war years in New York City and became the beloved husband of the late Frances V. Mazzarese (Karp). Their marriage ended much too soon when Frances passed away in 1979. Pete was a loving father of five daughters who will miss him dearly and keep his memory alive. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was so proud of his service that he spoke of it often and wrote a history of his contributions to the war effort for his children to cherish. He wore a World War II veteran baseball cap with pride and is enshrined in the National World War II Memorial. After the war, Pete attended dry cleaner and presser training in New York City and became an independent businessman who owned and operated several dry cleaning businesses from the late 1940s until the late 1980s. He worked as a dry cleaner and tailor in multiple locations in New Jersey and in his hometown of Johnstown. Pete leaves a legacy of love for his family and will always be remembered as a wonderful father and teacher. His passion for life was displayed by his ever-present smile. His survivors include his daughters, Diane (Bob Sears), Barbara (Frank Lee), Patricia (Rod Thompson), Theresa (Carl Teisch) and Christine (Al Bardroff). Pete is survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren of whom he was always very proud and loved very much, Michael (Marcy), Todd (Christina) Sears, Jennifer Willis, Justin and Adam Teisch, Eric and Daniel Stumpf; great-grandchildren, Michael, Rebecca and Giancarlo Sears. Also survived by three of his six siblings. He was the big brother who was admired, loved and respected by his sisters, Rose Perry and Beatrice Magyar, and brother, Samuel Mazzarese (Mary), all of Johnstown. Preceded in death by brothers, Charles, John and Angelo. Pete also is survived by friends and many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. A special thanks to Carmen, his caregiver and personal angel for nearly two years. She took him to Liberty State Park and Hudson Mall where “Mr. Peter” made many friends and ate his favorite lunch at Popeye’s Chicken. Any time friends and family were together, it was always a great event full of fun and laughs that will remain lifelong memories in the hearts of everyone who knew Pete. Viewing for friends and family was held Nov. 21 at Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City, N.J. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Bayonne, N.J. Additional viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown, with funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m., Father Matthew Misurda. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for St. Anthony High School, 175 Eighth St., Jersey City, N.J. 07302. Condolences may be sent to www.ducafuneralhome.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.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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