HOLLSOPPLE — DIRENZO – Nicholas, 81, Hollsopple, died May 22, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born March 12, 1932, in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, son of Dominick and Mary (Verna) Direnzo. Preceded in death by parents; infant daughter, Colleen Diane; and brothers, Bill and Leroy. Survived by wife of 58 years, Delretta A. “Tina” (Hall); children, Lisa A., married to William Rievel, Johnstown; Tammy L. Direnzo, Columbus, Ohio; Nicholas D., Hollsopple; and Dominick M., New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Robert Speicher; Chad Speicher, and wife, Marge; Zachariah Tucker, and wife, Melissa; Crystal Speicher; Emily Tucker; and Tony and Amber Direnzo; great-granddaughter, Josalyn Speicher; brother, DuWayne, married to the former Carol Marone, Hollsopple; and sister, Carole, married to Joe Achten, Laguna Nigel, Calif. A graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, having retired as a chief petty officer after 20 years of service. Member of Jerome Sportsmen’s and Christian Assembly Church, Hollsopple, where he served as a deacon. Life member of DAV, Johnstown Chapter, and Fleet Reserve Association. Former van driver for Somerset County Transportation Service for 35 years. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman. Nick was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. The family would like to thank Windber Hospice, especially Dorothy Altman, for all their kindness and compassion. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Richard F. Lambert, presiding. Interment, POS of A Cemetery, Hooversville, with military honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. Donations in Nick’s memory may be sent to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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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.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
Nancy Virginia Long
LONG – Nancy Virginia, 71, Homer City, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her late residence.
Kathryn M. Orkis
ORKIS – Kathryn M. “Katie” “Bubba” (Marchok), 98, Maple Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 1, 2013.
Randolph F. Ringler
RINGLER – Randolph F., 55, Johnstown, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mary (Lawrence) Tanchick
TANCHICK – Mary (Lawrence), 93, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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Richard O. Beyer
BEYER – Richard O., 87, Sidman, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Walter Andrew Black
BLACK – Walter Andrew, 95, Central City, died Nov. 29, 2013, in Bentonville, Va., at the home of his son, James.
Diego Ramirez Jr.
RAMIREZ– Diego Jr., 85, Johnstown.
Mary Ann Blazosky
BLAZOSKY – Mary Ann, 86, Johnstown, formerly of State College, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Richland Woods Assisted Living.
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