JACKSON TOWNSHIP — SNYDER – Karen Louise (Petrisko), 48, Jackson Township, went to be with the Lord Jan. 16, 2013. Born Aug. 28, 1964, in Spangler, daughter of Andrew and Irene (Francisco) Petrisko. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Michael and Anna Francisco; and paternal grandparents, Mary and Andrew Petrisko Sr. In addition to her parents, Karen is survived by her husband, Dennis Snyder; and children, Alyssa (fiance, Craig Olear) Burkey, Ian Burkey and Autumn Snyder. Also survived by sister, Diane (Gary) Talerico; twin sister, Sharon (John) Moore; brother, Greg Petrisko; nieces, Nicole, Kelley, Bethany, Meadow, Becky, Genevieve, Shannon and Alex; nephews, Christopher, Matthew, Josh, Eric, Shawn, Noah and Luke; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; also mother-in-law, father-in-law and brothers-in-law. Member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Mundys Corner. She was employed at Giant Eagle in Ebensburg, where she was a baker and cake decorator. Karen loved gardening, baking and spending time with her family. Karen’s last selfless act was giving the gift of life to others through organ donation. She will be sadly missed by all those she touched. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Church, the Very Rev. Andrew C. Stanko, VF, celebrant. Committal, Holy Name Cemetery, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen’s memory may be made to The Center for Recovery and Education.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 14, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
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