JEROME — BITSKO – Wilma A. (Yanus), 78, Jerome, died Feb. 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 23, 1935, in Johnstown, daughter of the late John and Anna (Krivanich) Yanus. She was a devoted wife of 51 years to Thomas J. Bitsko, who died Dec. 20, 2008. Also preceded in death by sister, Margaret Kutchman. Loving mother to Christopher, married to Tammy (Stahley) Woodward, Pa.; Laura, married to Ari Giannakopoulos, Murrysville, Pa.; and Mark, Jenner Township. Also survived by grandchildren, Luke Bitsko, Arianna and George Giannakopoulos and Sarah and Abigail Bitsko, and their mother, Connie; and special niece, Deborah Mishler, Thomas Mills. A graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School. Before having children, Wilma was an executive secretary for Penelec and Crane Co., Johnstown. After taking time off to raise her family, she worked for and retired from Keystate Office Supply, Johnstown. Member of SS Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Jerome, where she volunteered her time in many different capacities. Wilma was a very good cook. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, doing crossword puzzles, watching the Steelers and spoiling her grandchildren. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where Parastas will be sung at 6 p.m. Sunday. Divine Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Jerome, the Rev. Monsignor Raymond Balta, celebrant. Committal, church cemetery. To express condolences, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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