JOHNSTOWN — FALCHO – Damian, 49, Westmont, died Jan. 8, 2013, at home from complications of diabetes. Born Sept. 24, 1963, in Johnstown, son of Anthony and Anna (Bongiovanni) Falcho. Preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Vito and Lena Bongiovanni and John and Regetta Falcho; uncles, Steve Falcho, Joe Bongiovanni and Steve Youchak; and aunts, Nicolleta Zimmerman, Frances Bongiovanni, Nina Wos, Irene Falcho and Clara Falcho. Survived by his mother, Anna; brother, John, married to Joyce (Kunrod); sister, Toni Marie, married to Thomas Ramos; nieces, Natalie Ramos and Melissa Falcho; nephews, Tom Ramos Jr., Bryan Falcho and Michael Falcho; aunts, Carmella Youchak and Violet Pozinick; and cousins, Steve and Trina Youchak; Monica Buchanan; Ralph Zimmerman; Ann Marie and Nina Zimmerman; Joe, Tony and Nick Bongiovanni; David and Michelle Osmar; and Nick and Joyce Poznick. Damian played the drums for various bands in the Johnstown area. He was a graduate of Bishop McCort High School and a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, the Very Rev. Father Mark S. Begly. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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