The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 12, 2012

Regina C. Driskel


The Tribune-Democrat

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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