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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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
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