COLUMBIA — CROYLE – Catherine (McDermott), 92, Columbia, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community, Columbia. Born Aug. 26, 1920, in Nanty Glo, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Lamont) McDermott. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas G. Croyle; infant grandsons, Matthew and Paul; brothers, Donald, Desmond and Paul McDermott; sister, Mary Margaret Thomas; and infant sister, Marie. Survived by children, Patricia (Stephen) Jasper; Thomas (Cathy) Croyle; Nancy (James) Cesarz; David (Debbie) Croyle; Mark (Anna) Croyle; Brian (Molly) Croyle; Martha (George) McKotch; Catherine (Robert) Bertanzetti; and Jeffrey (Rachel) Croyle; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Patricia Hruska, and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ebensburg. Member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Ebensburg VFW Ladies Auxiliary. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Holy Name Church from 10 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Monsignor Arnold L. Gaus, celebrant. Committal, Holy Name Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to Holy Name Church. Arrangements by Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.
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Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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John E. Schuster
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Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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