The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 15, 2013

Elsie E. Beichner

The Tribune-Democrat

LILLY — BEICHNER – Elsie E., 98, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1914, in Lilly, daughter of Edward and Catherine (Leap) Brown. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Francis A. Beichner; daughter, Mary Ann Stevons; brothers, Michael, Herbert and William; and sisters, Helen Smith, Ann Melley and Florence Snowden. Survived by daughters, Carolyn Rae (Michael) Flynn, Johnstown; Joan Criste, (Robert Morig), Coronado, Calif.; Catherine (Thomas) Hite, Altoona; Dorothy Jean (Edward) Heinrichs, Greensburg; E. Florence (Richard) DeRiso, Pittsburgh; and Margaret (Scott) Eberhart, Cresson. Also survived by son-in-law, Eugene Stevons; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Sister of Dorothy Hite, Johnstown. At Elsie’s request, there will be no public visitation, but friends and family are invited to attend funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church, Main Street, Lilly, the Rev. Monsignor John R. Sasway, celebrant. Reception will follow after the Mass in the church hall. Committal, St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Lilly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church, Lilly, or Laurel View Village Caring Fund, Davidsville, Pa. 15928. The Beichner family is being served by Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage.

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