The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 6, 2013

Eleanor (Lesko) Layo

The Tribune-Democrat

PORTAGE — LAYO – Mrs. Eleanor (Lesko), 91, Portage, entered into new life Jan. 5, 2013, at the Palliative Care Unit of Windber Medical Center.  Born March 11, 1921, in Portage Township, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Novotny) Lesko. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; sons, Joseph Jr. and David; sister, Marie Semo; and brothers, Joseph and Albert. Survived by children, Janet Layo and Robert Layo, both of Portage, and Diane Layo-McLaferty, Trumanburg, N.Y.; grandchildren, Don (Lori) Layo, David (fiancee, Courtney) Layo, Deven Layo, Alexandra (Adam) Yocum and Joe McLaferty; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Liam, Jonathan, Bodie and Braeden. Last member of her immediate family.  Member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Portage, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue location, Father Joseph Janiszeski, TOR, celebrant.  Committal, Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at


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