RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — WASSEL– Joseph G., 78, passed away at his home in Richland Township in the arms of his loving wife of 46 years, Carol (Layton). Joseph was the last surviving member of the Wassel family. Born and raised in Tamaqua, Pa. Joe came to Johnstown in 1965 and started his own business, Kenny’s Sewing Machines and Vacuum Cleaners. He and his devoted wife, Carol, retired in 2010 after 45 successful years in business. Many customers called him “Mr. Kenny.” Joseph was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Victoria (Witkofsky) Wassel; son, Joseph George “J.G” Wassel II; and sister, Marge (Witkofsky) Rodgers. Survived by wife, Carol, and daughter, Donna, married to William Rito. Also survived by nieces, Lori Keefe and family, and Nancy, married to Brad Heigel, and family; nephew, John Rodgers; beloved cousin, Joanne, married to Steve Dobrosky; brother-in-law, Larry Layton, married to Doris; sister-in-law, Bonnie Straw (Layton); and many beloved nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. He courageously battled colon cancer for 4 1/2 years, was an avid fisherman, and when not at work, he could be found in his boat at Glendale Lake with his family.
Lillian R. Stager
STAGER – Lillian R., 84, Johnstown, died March 10, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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