CRESSON — DRISKEL – Regina C. “Jean,” 86, Cresson, formerly of Loretto, died Nov. 12, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Aug. 28, 1926, in Loretto R.D., daughter of the late William and Rose (Sherry) Hite. Preceded in death by husband, Russell, on April 11, 1996; son, Rick; grandson, Jared; infant son, Glenn; sisters, Grace Krug, Eleanor Krug, Louise Wyland and Martha Dillon; infant sister, Marie; and brothers, Gerald, Irwin and William. Survived by children, Lois Duman, Carrolltown; Joyce (Bill) Krug, Loretto; Raymond (Patty Jo Hall), Gallitzin; Michael (Mary Mock), Loretto; Jane Ann (Bruce) Schlosser, Ebensburg; and Ernie, Gallitzin; 19 grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jo Anna (Costlow) Driskel. Sister of Rita Farabaugh, Loretto. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jean loved her children, grand- and great-grandchildren, her friends and playing Cinch with family and friends. Graduate of Adalen Beauty School, Altoona; worked at St. Francis College as a cook for several years, and at the Ebensburg Center in food service, having retired in 1990 after 15 years of service. Member of Cresson and Loretto Senior Citizens, Altar Rosary Society and Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Malachi Van Tassell. Committal, church cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville. A special thanks to AseraCare Hospice nurses for the excellent care of our mother.
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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
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Betty A. Hasse
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George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
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Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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