COLUMBIA, PA. — RECKNER – Ethel M. (Kurtz) 91, Columbia, Pa., formerly of Jerome, died Sept. 19, 2013, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Born Jan. 18, 1922, in Johnstown, daughter of Emma (Schnell) Kurtz. Preceded in death by mother; husband, James E., on Dec. 22, 1997; and sister, Marion Diehl. Survived by daughter, Jacqueline, married to Patrick Roberts, Holtwood, Lancaster County; grandchildren, Kurt, married to Nancy Donovan, and Erin, married to Troy McComsey; great-grandson, Camden McComsey; and sister, Lucille Schrum, Johnstown. Graduate of former Johnstown Catholic High School. Retired executive secretary for former Hanson LTD, Powder Metals, Johnstown, having retired in 1987 with more than 40 years of service. Viewing from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church St., Davidsville, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Brownstown, Johnstown, Franciscan Friars Conv. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Anne’s Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, Pa. 17512 or Hospice & Community Care, Box 4125, Lancaster, Pa. 17604. To express condolences, make a donation or light a candle, visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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