ST. MICHAEL — MINOR – Rebekah R., 16, St. Michael, went to be with her Lord Oct. 21, 2013, at home. Born Jan. 28, 1997, in Johnstown, daughter of Mark and Barbara A. (Burkey) Minor, St. Michael. Preceded in death by grandparents, James and Gertrude Burkey and Edward Minor. Survived by loving parents; sister, Heather, wife of Matthew Knox, South Fork; brothers, Christopher, married to Sara Plummer, South Fork; and Joshua, at home, and his girlfriend, Gabrielle Mickus; grandmother, Margaret Minor, Beaverdale; beloved niece, Autumn; nephew, Christopher; and dear friends, Morgan Deitle and Katelynne Robertson. Member of The Gathering Church, Jerome; and a junior and honor roll student at Forest Hills High School. Rebekah had aspirations to attend college and earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Words alone cannot begin to describe what a wonderful daughter, sister and friend Rebekah was. She was always happy to lend a hand whenever the need arose; willing to help, no questions asked. She gave of herself, expecting nothing in return. She liked to say, live well, laugh often and love much. Her radiant smile was as contagious as her gift of laughter. Her sense of humor was a blessing to those who knew her. A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken, Proverbs 15:13. As daddy’s little girl, she will always and forever be loved and missed. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Pastors Todd Brenneman and Scott Hostetler. Interment, South Fork Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Rebekah’s memory, c/o P.O. Box 6, St. Michael, Pa. 15951. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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