TURNER, ORE. — PRISTOW (LITZINGER)– Wanda Mae, 86, Turner, Ore., formerly of Johnstown, passed away March 30, 2013, at home. Born March 4, 1927, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Jack W. and Agnes C. (Goss) Litzinger. Preceded in death by former husband, Lynn W. Gall; husband, Evan J. Pristow; son, Gary A. Gall; and sister, Jacqueline McAchren. Survived by loving daughter, Sandra, married to David Miller; granddaughter, Erica D. (Miller) Fay; and great-grandchildren, Makenna, Elliott, Adelynn and Gideon Fay, all of Salem, Ore. Wanda served her community in Johnstown for 50 years as a registered nurse. She entered into the Cadet Nursing Program in 1945 through Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital. Her career in nursing encompassed Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Lee Hospital (head of IV team as well as head nurse of the pediatric department), Mercy Hospital (IV therapy nurse) and Somerset Community Hospital (obstetrics department). Wanda was the first director at United Cerebral Palsy in Johnstown, as well as serving as a staff nurse for the American Red Cross and U.S. Steel Corp. Wanda moved to Oregon in 2003 to be with her family. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ash Street, Johnstown, and a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Salem. Volunteered at Salem Hospital, member of the Courthouse Athletic Club of South Salem and member of the South Salem Senior Center. At Wanda’s request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be directed to SMA Research through http://www.fightsma.org/sma-research to benefit Wanda’s great-grandson, Gideon, who has spinal muscular atrophy, or to the funeral home in care of David and Sandy Miller. Arrangements entrusted to Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Johnstown. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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