JOHNSTOWN — HANAK – Joseph, 88, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014, at home. Born Nov. 15, 1925, in the Minersville section of Johnstown, son of Michael and Anna (Balo) Hanak. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, John, Michael Jr., George, Andrew and William Hanak; and sisters, Anna Polochak, Helen Jackman and Mary Hanak. Survived by wife of 61 years, Mary Ann “Mamie” (Chappie) Hanak; sons, Donald Hanak, Roswell, N.M., and David Hanak, Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughters, Robin, wife of Joseph Zipfel, DuBois, and Rebecca, wife of Bryce Jenkins, Hobbs, N.M.; and great-grandchildren, Kaylynn Zipfel and Devon and Paige Jenkins. Also survived by sisters, Dorothy, wife of Ned Bayconish, River Vale, N.J., and Margaret Blehi, Raeford, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Mary (Jelenc) Hanak, Chicago, Ill.; Alberta (Guizo) Hanak, Johnstown; Olga (Chappie) Kisiel, Windber; Leona (Chappie) Mihalaki, Mechanicsburg; and MaryAnn (Molchany) Chappie, Johnstown; as well as many nieces and nephews. Joe was a 1944 graduate of Johnstown High School and a U.S. Army veteran, earning the Bronze Star while serving in Europe during World War II. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Rod & Wire Division, Johnstown, after 38 years of service. Joe enjoyed working in his garden, fishing and travel. Friends received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Graham Avenue and 11th Street, Windber, where Panachida service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Member of Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Johnstown, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak. Interment, Grandview Cemetery, with graveside military honors by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ the Saviour Sunday school program.
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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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