LAURELWOOD CARE CENTER — BLUCAS – Lavina Christine, 86, LaurelWood Care Center, formerly of Tire Hill, died May 12, 2013, at LaurelWood. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Somerset County, the daughter of Robert and Famie (Knox) Benson. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Walter J. Blucas Sr.; and these siblings: Theodore, Robert, Ann Hartman and Evelyn Marchesano. Survived by these children: Walter J. Jr., and wife, Beverlyann, Mobile, Ala.; Susan Babalonis, Johnstown; Christine, and husband, Ralph Lee, Monroe, N.C.; and Patrick and Margaret Blucas, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Blucas, Melissa Barlow, Michelle Maksymik, Heather and Adam Lee and Michaela Coons; and great-grandson, Luke Lee. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and St. John Gualbert Cathedral. She enjoyed bingo and going on bus trips to casinos with friends. Family will receive friends from 9:30 until time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Gualbert Cathedral in Johns- town, Father Crookston, celebrant. Committal, Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice in her memory. George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, is in charge of arrangements.
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GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
Rita M. Senko
SENKO – Rita M., 74, Patton, passed away March 5, 2014, at Miners Medical Center.
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Royston C. Dickert Sr.
DICKERT – Royston C. Sr., 78, Seward, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
DOLGAS – Robert, 68, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Conemaugh, died March 3, 2014, at Autumn Estate.
MITCHELL – Joanne, formerly of Johnstown, died Feb. 23, 2014.
Joseph Michael Quinn Jr.
QUINN – Joseph Michael Jr., 77, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Jesus March 3, 2014.
Shirley L. Schwind
SCHWIND – Shirley L., 82, Cambria Care Center, gained her eternal rest March 4, 2014.
Bertha (Hebden) Seese
SEESE – Mrs. Bertha (Hebden), 87, Mineral Point, formerly of Portage, entered into new life March 5, 2014.
Janet (Felter) Smith
SMITH – Janet (Felter), passed away March 3, 2014, in State College.
Rande E. Straw
STRAW – Rande E., 60, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 4, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center’s Palliative Care Unit.
John Henry Zimmerman
ZIMMERMAN – John Henry, 90, Hooversville, died March 5, 2014, at home.
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