JOHNSTOWN — CLIFTON – Wayne J., 88, West End section of Johnstown, passed away peacefully March 29, 2014, surrounded by his family at Memorial Medical Center, after a long struggle with cardio/respiratory illnesses. Born May 8, 1925, in Wellington, Colo., son of James T., and Alice Dove (Smith) Clifton. Preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Elnora; daughter, Connie; three brothers; and two sisters. Survived by children, Elaine Tlush, Johnstown; Timothy Clifton, married to the former Anita Neuenschwander, Clendenin, W.Va.; Susan Clifton, Washington, D.C.; and David J. Clifton, married to the former Laurie Anderson, Johnstown; local granddaughter, Jennifer A. Mikesell, Johnstown; 12 other grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lorraine Glessner; and his beloved cats, Calico and Sissy. He was a Sunday school teacher and elder at the First Christian Church for many years and also the owner of Al’s Tire Service and a prominent businessman. Mr. Clifton was a decorated World War II ranger and hero, and was honored with a Bronze Star for valiantly serving his country at D-Day, Battle of the Bulge and many other battles. He was a 1947 graduate of the University of Colorado. Mr. Clifton enjoyed the outdoors, boating and fishing with his children. Wayne loved his family and was a good husband and father. Arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Davidsville, are private, but there will be a graveside service held in late May. No flowers please, but cards and requests to attend graveside service may be sent to E. Clifton at 116 Garfield St., Johnstown, Pa. 15906. To express condolences or light a candle, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.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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