SIDMAN — CHRISTINA – Betty Jane, 78, Sidman, died July 24, 2013, at home. Born Sept. 15, 1934, in Listie, Somerset County, daughter of George and Anne (Pohlit) Paxton. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Francis M. Christina, who died April 4, 1999, after having celebrated 43 years together; and daughter, Diane Marie Seese. Survived by daughters, Valerie, wife of Alan Pcola, St. Michael; and Melissa, wife of Greg Swinger, Sidman; grandchildren, Michael J. (Aubrey) Seese, Gregory Swinger and Mitchell Swinger; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Madelyn, Dakota and Keegan; son-in-law, Barry L. Seese, Sidman; and sisters, Marge Petrilla, York; and Judy (Steve) Faher, Windber. Betty retired from Windber Hospital as a nurse’s aide. When she had her health, she was an active member at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Portage, where she helped in the kitchen and with church picnics. She was a wonderful cook, known especially for her pigs in the blanket and was an all around homemaker. She loved her Yorkies, B.J. and Cujo and her cat, Chrissy. She was an avid bingo player and “played ‘til she could see no more.” Betty loved dancing with her polka king husband, “Fats” – they are now dancing in heaven. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where Panachida will be sung at 8 p.m. A brief service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by funeral Liturgy which will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, the Rev. Father James Spontak. Committal, SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Cemetery, Portage. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
Evelyn J. Schultz
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Janet M. (Adams) Riposo
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Peggy A. Poling
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Gerald C. Hoover
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Clifford August Rummel
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Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
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Eugene Strohl Cassler
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Delores Jane Debias
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Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
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Jaclyn A. Gregorich
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Andrew James Koss
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Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
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Roy G. McClure
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