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.
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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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