JOHNSTOWN — ZEPKA – Bette Lou, 70, Johnstown, died peacefully Dec. 19, 2013, at home with her family at her side after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Born March 12, 1943, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Louis and Agnes (Freidwald) Rohde. Preceded in death by brother, Tom Rohde; and lifelong canine companion, Hannah. Survived by husband, Peter Zepka; son, Douglas Zepka, and wife, Elizabeth, Connecticut; daughter, Teresa Zepka, Johnstown; grandchildren, Douglas, Chad and Seth Zepka; sister, Carole Svopa, and husband, Robert, East Stroudsburg; brother, Jerry Rohde, and wife, Chris, Johnstown; and sister-in-law, Patricia Rohde, Johnstown. Bette was constantly giving and volunteering her time within the community. As a member of Cover Hill Fire Company ladies auxiliary, she worked turkey suppers, basket parties, cake socials and funeral dinners. For years, she was a hostess at the SS. Gregory & Barnabas Church fish fries and chicken barbecues. When she wasn’t volunteering, she was baking and sewing for friends throughout the community or watching her favorite Pittsburgh sports team. She also served on Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, election board. Friends received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at SS. Gregory & Barnabas, Daisytown. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to SS Gregory & Barnabas Church. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.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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