WINDBER — TOTH – Ann M. (Kovach), 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord Jan. 31, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born May 31, 1918, in Windber, daughter of Andrew and Julia (Tomari) Kovach. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Steve G. Toth, who passed in 1979; daughter, Donna Jean Toth; son-in-law, Michael G. Hlavaty; grandchildren, Jeffrey Jr. and Melissa Toth; sisters, Julia Nagy, Margaret Nagy, Susan Berczel, Helen Stiffler and Hazel Spak; and brothers, Andrew, Steve and Valentine Kovach. Survived by daughter, Shirley (Toth) Hlavaty, New Jersey; sons, Steve Toth, and wife, Dorothy, Windber; Ronald Toth, and wife, Lorraine, Johnstown; and Jeffrey Toth, and wife, Mona, Windber; grandchildren, Michael Hlavaty, and wife, Ghada; Robert Hlavaty, and wife, Marianne; Edward Hlavaty; Stephanie (Toth) Hoke; Steven Toth, and wife, Melissa; and Amy (Toth), wife of Scott Lybarger; and great-grandchildren, Jenny, Andrew, Christina, Robert and Maggie Hlavaty; Steven and Kayla Toth; and Kylee and Tyler Lybarger. Also survived by sister, Irene Niovich, Windber; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ann was a dedicated homemaker and an excellent cook and baker. Her Hungarian cuisine was outstanding. She spent most of her life in Scalp Level and Carpenters Park. She loved to grow beautiful flower gardens and roses and also loved to crochet for her family. Former member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Windber. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, the Very Rev. Leonard E. Voytek, VF. Interment, St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windber. Friends received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Windber Hospice in Ann’s memory.
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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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