SEDONA, ARIZ. — GORCHESKY – Benny J., a longtime Johnstown resident, died March 20, 2013, in Sedona, Ariz. Born March 29, 1923. He was a resident in Arizona since September 2012. Benny is survived by wife, Ethel Gorchesky (Voytko); and his children, Ellyn Chace, Hamilton, Va.; Larry Gorchesky, Cody, Wyo.; and Dr. Mark Gorchesky, Sedona, Ariz. Mr. Gorchesky has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was a highly decorated World War II veteran with the U.S. Air Force. A member of the famed 8th Air Force-303rd “Hell’s Angel’s” bomb group stationed in Molesworth, England. Benny flew 35 missions over enemy occupied Europe in a B-17. He was a retired Bethlehem Steel employee and a member of Johnstown Retired Men’s Club. Benny loved fishing, hunting, travel, picnics with family and Polka music. He was loved by many and will be missed by all that knew him. No Johnstown memorial service is planned as yet. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you donate to St. Theresa’s Church, West End, for a memorial Mass to be said in his honor. Wife, Ethel Gorchesky, resides at Sedona Winds-Assisted Living, No. 157, Sedona, Ariz. 86351.
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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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