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.
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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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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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