WINDBER — GENTILE – Margaret (Keri), 84, Windber, fell asleep peacefully in the arms of her family Oct. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 31, 1929, in Wilbur, daughter of John and Julia (Surjani) Keri. Preceded in death by parents; husband, William Gentile, who passed in 1986; son, Jeffrey “Yuk” Gentile, who passed in 2007; brothers, Joseph and John Keri; and sister, Elizabeth McGregor. Survived by loving son, Christopher Gentile, Windber; granddaughter, Felicia M. Gentile, Somerset; stepson, William Gentile Jr., and wife, Dolores; and grandson, William; brother, Daniel Keri, Wilbur; and longtime and loyal friend, Peggy Walls; also numerous nieces and nephews. A 1950 graduate of Shade Township High School. Former employee of Cambria Chair Factory, W.T. Grant Store, Tableland, Somerset County Assessment Office and co-owner of P&M Ceramics. Member of Somerset County Firemen’s auxiliary and former member of Scalp Level Fire auxiliary. Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, cook, artist and a dear and generous friend to all. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Ron St. Clair, officiating. Interment, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Cemetery, Windber.
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
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.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
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.
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