LILLY — RIGGLE – Joseph E., 84, Martha’s Manor, Lilly, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Born July 30, 1929, in Blair County, son of Irene Price. He shared a home with Trella A. Bowser for 50-plus years, who passed away Nov. 9, 1996. Joe never had children of his own, but dearly loved Trella’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He helped in many ways to support and befriend them. Survived by Trella’s children, Eugene, Fred, Blanche Smith, Mabel Helbig, Raymond, Fern Miner and Lucy Long; and his best buddy for 48 1/2 years, Dick Long. Preceded in death by Trella’s children, Lemuel, Elwood, Roy and Chester. Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from Nov. 9, 1948, until his honorable discharge on July 14, 1952, having served with the 5th Constabulary Squadron in Germany. He earned an occupation medal and was an intermediate radio operator. He loved hunting, woodworking and playing music with his guitar, especially at nursing homes and other public places. Joe shared eight-plus years with Emma Jean Buchkovich and her family, who treated him like family. He spent his past two years at Martha’s Manor with his family members, Eugene and Martha Bowser and their family. He loved staying there and made many wonderful friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of his immediate family. Arrangements by J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank.
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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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