JOHNSTOWN — BALASCHAK – Andrew, 91, passed away Feb. 28, 2014. Born Sept. 11, 1922, son of John and Mary Balashazy. Preceded in death by parents; infant son, Robert; son-in-law, Joe Kutchma; infant brothers, Joseph and Stephen; Sister Anna Ditko; brothers, Paul, John, Michael and George Balaschak; and sisters, Mary Piatak and Helen Michel. Last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by wife of 66 years, Ethel (Holko); children, Joe and Deb (Calpin), Gloria Spindler, Jim and Kim (Warren), Jack and Charlotte (Bowden), Mike, Don and Carol (Haynor) and Paul and Debbie (Weidman); 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Worked for Campbell, Rae, Hayes and Large Architects and managed the Johnstown office for 23 years and retired from Scherin Architects in Indiana. Was scoutmaster for Coopersdale Methodist Scouts and coached basketball at St. Mary’s Church. Enjoyed fishing and bowling for many years. Served in World War II from 1942–1945 as staff sergeant in Company D 1st Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Fought in seven European campaigns and landed at Utah Beach. Fought in North Africa and in the Battle of the Bulge. Earned a French Legion of Honor, two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star and Presidential Medal of Honor. Member of Order of Alhambra and lifetime member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moskal-Reid Funeral Home, where Parastas will be held at 2 p.m. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make donations to any charitable association in his honor. Condolences may be sent at www.moskal-reidfh.com.
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Randell J. Weber
WEBER – Randell J. “Randy,” 57, Ebensburg, died July 25, 2014, at home.
Thelma Marie Weiland
WEILAND – Thelma Marie, 75, Westover R.D., died July 26, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Dolores A. Kiddy
KIDDY – Dolores A., 74, North Miami, Fla., native of Johnstown, died July 14, 2014, in Miami.
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Dorothy Mae (Walters) Conrad
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Walter A. Dedik
DEDIK – Walter A., 86, formerly of Boswell, died July 25, 2014, at Country Manor Living, Jerome.
Donald Francis Frick
FRICK – Donald Francis, 90, went to be with his Lord July 26, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor surrounded by the love of his family.
Commander Clarence L. Lambing
LAMBING – Commander Clarence L. “Spud” U.S. Navy Retired, 92, passed away July 13, 2014, in Pacific Grove, Calif.
Margaret (Gerula) Latchney-Swincinski
LATCHNEY-SWINCINSKI – Margaret (Gerula), 93, went to be with the Lord at St. Jude’s Haven July 25, 2014.
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Muriel Jean (Hoffman) Teague
TEAGUE – Muriel Jean (Hoffman), 91, Homewood, Ala., died peacefully in her sleep July 12, 2014.
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Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
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Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
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