FLORIDA — EDELSTEIN – Gerry, born June 9, 1915, passed away Oct. 21, 2013, surrounded by loving relatives in Aventura, Fla. Gerry was predeceased by her devoted husband, Dr. Abe James Edelstein, a well-known and highly respective dermatologist in Johnstown, to whom she was married for 62 years. Mrs. Edelstein is survived by her daughters, Carol Siegel (Ned) and Nancy Alexander; grandchildren, Lauren Siegel (Brian Berele), Adam Siegel (Carol), Jonathan Siegel (Lisa), Elise Bhagwat (Aditya) and Eric Alexander (Cristina Arumi); and great-grandchildren, Maggie Siegel-Berele, Rachael Siegel-Berele, Nina Siegel, Alexandra Siegel, Nathan Siegel, Amanda Siegel, Ezra Alexander, Noah Siegel, Aden Bhagwat, Elina Bhagwat, Jack Siegel and Pia Alexander. She was predeceased by her brother, Milton “Sonny” Stein; and sister, Marion Stein. Also survived by her sister, Bernice Levenson. Born in Philadelphia, she and Abe raised their family in Johnstown before retiring to Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Gerry was active in state and local civic and charitable organizations for many years in Johnstown. Among her proudest accomplishments, was the award she received from Dr. Jonas Salk for leading an initiative for polio immunizations across Pennsylvania. Her vibrant personality, sharp wit and generosity made an impression on all who knew her. She and Abe enjoyed traveling around the world, the arts, intellectual pursuits and heated backgammon games. Gerry was always admired for her style and appreciation for the finer things of life. She had a profound impact on her entire family and will be missed tremendously. Friends will be received from noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15902, Rabbi Howie Stein. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Contributions may be made to City of Hope, Phyllis Dropkan Chapter, 1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 260, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33334; Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, second floor, Princeton, N.J. 08540; or March of Dimes, 341 N. Maitland Ave., Suite 115, Maitland, Fla. 32751.
CUSTER – Iona, 69, Seward, went to be with the Lord April 19, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Phillip E. Fetterman Sr.
FETTERMAN – Phillip E. Sr., 68, Jerome, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Bernice (Prelich) Moore
MOORE – Bernice (Prelich), Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Anna (Risko) Kotelnicki
KOTELNICKI – Anna (Risko), 91, Nanty Glo, died April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David E. Price
PRICE – David E., 72, Hampton Drive, Alum Bank, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Janet L. (Rippin) Roberts
ROBERTS – Janet L. (Rippin), 81, Johnstown, died April 19, 2014, at home.
Jay Wesley Keith
KEITH – Jay Wesley Sr., 73, Johnstown, passed away April 19, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Marie A Munaretto
MUNARETTO – Marie A., 86, Emeigh, passed away, April 19, 2014, at Miners Medical Center.
Robert A. Pytash
PYTASH – Robert A. “Rob,” 70, Vintondale, passed away April 18, 2014, James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Hospice Care Unit.
Margaret Teresa Bodziak Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Margaret Teresa Bodziak, 81, Carrolltown, died April 19, 2014, just five days after her beloved husband, Philip.
Clyde Earl Horner
HORNER– Clyde Earl, 94, Tionesta, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Clarview Nursing and Rehab, Sligo.
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Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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