WESLEY CHAPEL — CEKADA – Joseph F. Jr., 74, Wesley Chapel, passed away Jan. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 1, 1938, in Johnstown, son Joseph and Mary (Vautar) Cekada. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Rose Mary. His death ends a 49 1/2-year union to wife, Carol (Hughes) Cekada. Also survived by sons, Kirk, Johnstown; and Paul (Cynthia Wargo), Windber; and brother, Michael J. Sr.; and nephew, Michael J. Jr., both of Johnstown. Member of St. John Gualbert Cathedral, where he enjoyed helping out until he was unable to do so. Lifetime member of Conemaugh Firemen’s Club. Joe was a graduate of the former Johnstown Catholic High, Class of 1957; and attended Mount Assisi Monastery (Franciscans, Third Order Regular); St. Francis College, Loretto; and Johnstown Area Vocational-Technical School. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Rod & Wire Division, and was a former employee of the State Highway Department. After retirement, Joe worked for five years at Appledale Golf Course, Ebensburg. Joe was very handy and completed many home repairs and renovation projects throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing from his boat, gardening, hunting, woodcarving, working outdoors and vacationing. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Henderson-Makuchan Funeral Home, 434 First St., Conemaugh, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Gualbert Cathedral, the Very Rev. Father James Crookston, celebrant. Committal, Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to St. John Gualbert Cathedral.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
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.
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