BOLIVAR — MARINO – John E. Sr., 82, Bolivar, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, after a brief illness. Born Oct. 28, 1930, son of the late Joseph and Orpha (Muir) Marino. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, assigned as an aviation mechanic. He was a steelworker before becoming an instructor and later a director of admissions at Vale Technical Institute. John was an artist and a craftsman designing creations from essential cabinets to heirloom cradles. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, camper and sports fan who knew no strangers. Whether traveling near or far, he never failed to connect with someone he knew. John was honored by the American Red Cross for his years of exceptional service as an apheresis platelet donor of more than 700 platelet products. Preceded in death by parents; infant sister, Laura; son, John E. Marino Jr.; and daughter, Wendy J. Marino. Survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Dolores (Peer) Marino. He still carried her fifth-grade picture in his wallet. Also survived by children, David (Kim) Marino, Tammy Short, Todd (Lois) Marino, Susan (Ed) Sagan and Scott (Colleen) Marino. Surviving brothers are George (Emily) Marino, Robert (Nancy) Marino and Don Marino. Each of his 11 grandchildren and his great-grandson delighted in Papp’s rumbling voice as infants and share happy memories of holiday celebrations at Pappy and Grandma’s house. His grandchildren are Andrea Smith; Rob Marino; Mitchell, Rachel and Madison Short; Evan Marino; Joshua and Noah Altimus; and Brendan, Sarah and Joseph Marino. John’s great- grandson is Alasdair Smith. In lieu of monetary donations, apheresis platelet donations to the American Red Cross in his memory are always in need and welcome. In honoring John’s request, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held later. The family is being assisted by Stuart Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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H. Ross Blackburn
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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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