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.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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