JOHNSTOWN — VARNISH – John Daniel, 68, Johnstown, died Oct. 7, 2012, at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. Born Dec. 21, 1943, in Johnstown, son of John D. and Alice (Rafferty) Varnish. Preceded in death by parents; brother-in-law, John Lamb; and niece, Kimberly Varnish. Survived by sister, Sondra Lamb, Johnstown; brother, James, married to Sheila (Deneen), and brother, Robert, both of Johnstown; sister, Jackie, York; stepsons, Paul Coplin and Peter Montero; nephews, Robert Jr. (Bo), Jason Varnish (Julie) and Parrish; nieces, Janine Jones (Andy), Jessica Wingard (Boyd), Alicia Varnish and Allyson Frick; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; and close friends, Tony, Rose, Barry and Dan. John has 20 years of military service. He served in Vietnam in the U.S. Marine Corps and the National Guard. John retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. He attended St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and enjoyed walks to McDonald's, breakfast at the Corner Coffee Shop with friends and family, attending the sporting events of his great-nieces and great-nephews, watching the Steelers and vacations in the Dominican Republic. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James E. Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona.
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John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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