MESA, ARIZ. — VERRONE – Sadie Grace, 90, Johnstown, and Mesa, Ariz., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family March 4, 2013, at Friendship of the Valley Hospice Center, Tempe, Ariz. Born April 10, 1922, in Homer City, Pa., daughter of the late Santo and Michelina (Palermo) Cusimano. In addition to her parents, Sadie was preceded in death by husband of 53 years, Louis A.; in-laws, Philip and Mary (Cadili) Verrone; brothers, David, Joseph and Joey Cusimano; sisters, Betty DeForte, Violet Parisi and Josephine Panasiti; brothers-in-law, Samuel, William, James and Sylvester Verrone; Joseph DeForte; Stanley Fedinick; Peter Parisi; Domenic Panasiti; Domenic Petrore; and Sylvester Zangalia; and sisters-in-law, Anne Cusimano, Rose Verrone, Norma Verrone and Josephine Petrore. Survived by children, James Verrone, married to Catherine, New Jersey; Mary L., married to Edwin Trofino, Johnstown; Louis Verrone, married to Beverly, Johnstown; and David Verrone, married to Deborah, Mesa, Ariz.; and adopted son, Earl Woods, married to Shelia, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, James, Brian, Alethea, Louis, Joseph, Antonio and Alecia Verrone; Steffany Trofino; Amy Woods; Lisa, married to Joe McDaniel; Edwin Trofino, married to Nicole; Tiffany Trofino, married to Dr. Serena Lambert; David Woods, married to Misty; Jennifer, married to Ron Kott; and David Verrone, married to Marissa; and great-grandchildren, Michele, married to Adam; Victoria; Brandon; Alex; Tyson; Jaden; Owen; Kylie; Isabella; Hailey; Lilliana; Brianna; Sadie; Grace; Eli; Anna; Ethan; Addison; Ella; and Little Dave; also great-great-grandchildren, Jackson, Lawson and Samuel. In addition, she also is survived by special friend, Joseph Hamp, Florida; sisters, Mary Zangalia and Grace Fedinick; brothers-in-law, Joseph Verrone and Michael D’Angelo; sister-in-law, Helen Verrone; and special sister-in-law and best friend, Rose D’Angelo; along with numerous beloved nieces and nephews. There is no long list of organizations in this notice because Sadie only had one focus in her life, her family. She set quiet but constant example of how a life well lived should be conducted. She was generous, loving and kind to all who crossed her path. There was always room at her table and in her heart for those in need of sustenance. She honored her commitments with dignity, grace and her extraordinary sense of humor. She was a person to whom the gift of laughter came easily. That is how she will always be remembered. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, at St. Clare of Assisi Church, Father Matthew Misurda, celebrant. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery. Geistown. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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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.
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.
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