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.
Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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