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.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014, with his beloved wife by his side at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, after fighting a valiant battle with cancer.
Ruth N, Jury Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Ruth N. Jury, 85, Berlin, died April 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Gilda Ann Galbraith
GALBRAITH – Gilda Ann, 86, Bolivar, passed away April 24, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Terrence Celestine McDermott
McDERMOTT – Terrence Celestine, 77, Kearneysville, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Winchester Medical Center.
Stephen G. Dadey
DADEY – Stephen G., 58, Upper Yoder Township, passed away April 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Amelia B. Alberti
ALBERTI – Amelia B., 98, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
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