LILLY — CLAAR – Roberta “Berta,” 74, Lilly, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at UPMC-Altoona Hospital. Born Aug. 12, 1939, in Cresson, daughter of Robert Sr. and Estelle (Harvey) Angus. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Raymond L. Claar Sr.; sisters, Carol Ann, Vivian and Marylyn Mills; and brother, Robert Angus Jr. Survived by children, Michelle Claar; Vivian “Min,” wife of Robert Klayko Sr.; and Raymond L. Claar Jr., and wife, Dana, all of Lilly. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Robert Klayko Jr., and wife, Dawn; Raymond L. Claar III; and Krista Claar; and great-grandson, Zackary Klayko. Sister of Donna McDonald, Cresson. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law; and favorite companion, her dog, Alex. Retired from Warnaco and foster grandparents of Cambria County. She enjoyed Facebook and camping, and loved spending time with her family. She was a Lilly Borough Judge of Elections for numerous years. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Lilly, Pastor John Palko, officiating. Committal, Lillydale Cemetery, Lilly. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to Central PA Humane Society. Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, is serving the Claar family.
- 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.
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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.
- 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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