WINDBER — OKOPAL – Andrew P., 78, Windber, formerly of Johnstown, died April 16, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born Oct. 1, 1934, in Luzerne, Pa., son of the late Francis and Helen (Kish) Okopal. Also preceded in death by a brother, James. Survived by wife of 56 years, the former Barbara Podolan; and children, Andrew F., Brooklyn, N.Y.; Susan, wife of David Roberts, Johnstown; Robert, married to the former Beverly Chorik, Mount Airy, Md.; and Vicki, wife of Fred Turjan, Middletown, Pa. Grandfather to David (Melissa) Roberts, Johnstown; Brad Roberts, Pittsburgh; Rebecca (Collin) Moseley, Hawaii; Nathan Roberts, Johnstown; Samantha and Alec Okopal, Mount Airy, Md.; and Maddie, Gracie and Freddie Turjan, all of Middletown. Brother of Tom (Donna) Okopal, Clarksburg; Carole Okopal, Homer City; and Nickolas (Linda) Okopal, Oakdale. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and special caregivers, Cara Miller and Jessica Berkey. A U.S. Navy veteran of Korean War. Graduate of IUP. Former school teacher at Clarion-Limestone School District, Shade School District, Joseph Johns and Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech. He coached girls volleyball and softball. Andy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time with his many friends. Former member of St. Patrick’s Church, Johnstown, and joined St. Anthony’s Church upon relocating to Windber four years ago. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church, TOR Franciscans. Military rites following Mass by Windber VFW Ritual Team. Memorials may be made to Windber Hospice in Andy’s memory.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014, with his beloved wife by his side at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, after fighting a valiant battle with cancer.
Ruth N, Jury Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Ruth N. Jury, 85, Berlin, died April 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Gilda Ann Galbraith
GALBRAITH – Gilda Ann, 86, Bolivar, passed away April 24, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Terrence Celestine McDermott
McDERMOTT – Terrence Celestine, 77, Kearneysville, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Winchester Medical Center.
Stephen G. Dadey
DADEY – Stephen G., 58, Upper Yoder Township, passed away April 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Amelia B. Alberti
ALBERTI – Amelia B., 98, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
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