The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

November 4, 2012

Mary Katherine Kowalczyk

PORTAGE — KOWALCZYK – Mary Katherine, 86, Portage, passed away Nov. 3, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 5, 1926, in Lilly, daughter of  Joseph J. Sr. and Michalina (Kurek) Kolbrecki. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Walter J. Kowalczyk; brother, Joseph Kolbrecki Jr.; daughter-in-law, Theresa (Stawarz) Kowalczyk, wife of Richard Z.; brothers-in-law, Martin Oravecz and Samuel Albarano Sr.; nephew, Randall Mark Kolbrecki; and niece, Rose Marie Albarano. Survived by children, Regina M., wife of Kenneth Long, Woodbine, Md.; Raymond J. Kowalczyk, Portage; Ruth Ann, wife of Ronald Long, Ebensburg; Robert L. Kowalczyk, Portage; and Richard Z. Kowalczyk, Portage; grandchildren, Michael J. Long, and wife, Diana, and Kathryn Long; and great-granddaughter, Calista Long. Sister of Anna Oravecz, Camillus, N.Y., and Frances Albarano, Lilly. Also survived by sister-in-law, Helen Kolbrecki, Davidsonville, Md.; special niece, Michalina (Mickey) Meaker; special nephew and godchild, Samuel (Bucky) Albarano Jr.; and other nieces and nephews. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Society, Third Order of St. Francis, Eucharistic minister, church and ethnic choir member, longtime bingo volunteer and lifetime member and volunteer of the Portage Area Historical Society. She was an award winning quilter, who also enjoyed cooking Polish food, sewing, knitting, crocheting, bird watching and collecting cookbooks. She made a quilt and a handwritten recipe book for each child and grandchild. She was very proud of her Polish heritage. She also enjoyed playing the organ for family and friends. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Father Joseph Janiszeski, TOR, celebrant. Entombment, Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Portage. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Portage Area Historical Society.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • District Deaths April 19, 2014

    April 18, 2014

  • Jerry Sheldon Berkebile

    BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Phyllis J. Burkhard

    BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.

    April 18, 2014

  • Fabrizio, John John Fabrizio

    FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hillegas,Homer Homer E. Hillegas

    HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Homer,Florence Florence R. Homer

    HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Glenn Lester

    LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

    April 18, 2014

  • Edward Lisina

    LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    April 18, 2014

  • Today's Funerals April 19, 2014

    April 18, 2014

  • District Deaths April 18, 2014

    April 17, 2014

  • Bufagna, Dora Dora Marie Bufagna

    BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cooper,Doris Doris Marjorie Cooper

    COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi

    TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.

    April 17, 2014

  • Today's Funerals April 18, 2014

    April 17, 2014

  • District Deaths April 17, 2014

    April 16, 2014

  • Andrews,Zachary Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews

    ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clites,Ray Ray H. Clites

    CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hoover,Beverly Beverly J. Hoover

    HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kuhar, Joseph Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.

    KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lambert,Charles young&old Charles M. Lambert

    LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty L. Lydic

    LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.

    April 16, 2014

  • Ponchek,Stella Stella A. Ponchek

    PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results