JOHNSTOWN — BORATKO – Samuel, 90, Johnstown, went home to be with the Lord May 4, 2013. Born June 2, 1922, in Velky Slavkov, Czechoslovakia, one of a set of triplets in a family of twelve children born to John and Suzanna (Janco) Boratko. Loving father of six daughters and one son. Grandfather of 16. Great-grandfather of four. Member of University Park Church of God, Richland Township. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U. S. Army 104th Infantry Division. Worked for Bethlehem Steel for 33 years as a crane operator in the Gautier Division and for Conemaugh Hospital dietary department for four years. He enjoyed extensive traveling and loved to cook. He had a great love and devotion for his family. His love of people and sense of humor allowed him to have many friends around the world. Preceded in death by wife, Susan (Zachar), to whom he was married 43 years; grandson, Aaron Borodach; parents; sisters, Ann Horvath and Julia Rothblum; triplet brothers, John and Paul; and brothers, Andrew and Robert. Survived by his precious children, Elaine Matas (Raymond), Akron, Ohio; Kathleen Ruckman (Tom), Eugene, Ore.; Beverly Roberts (Mark), Johnstown; Susan Shetler (Daniel), Johnstown; Esther Chernisky (Bernard), Reading; Diane Kerr (Terry), Johnstown; and Gary Boratko (Alayne Williams), Johnstown. Also survived by brother, Bartholomew (Bert), Johnstown; sister, Helen Sholtis, Torrington, Conn.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Henderson Funeral Home East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., Johnstown, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Keven Dickerman and Pauline George officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University Park Church of God, 4070 Elton Road, Johnstown, Pa. 15904.
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Philip D. Cole
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Robert L. Marsh
MARSH – Robert L., 74, Bolivar, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hillsdale, Pa.
Robert L. Morrison
MORRISON – Robert L., 82, Patton, passed away July 9, 2014, in Patton.
Owen F. Ott
OTT – Owen F., 74, Johnstown, died July 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Dean Alan Shumaker
SHUMAKER – Dean Alan, 62, Central City, departed our lives July 7, 2014.
Twila M. Stupi
STUPI – Twila M., 93, Geistown Borough, died July 9, 2014.
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Benjamin P. Arellano Sr.
ARELLANO – Benjamin “Benny” P. Sr., 86, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord July 3, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Homer J. George
GEORGE – Homer “Jim” J., 73, Salix, went to be with the Lord July 1, 2014, home surrounded by his family.
Samuel C. Johnson Sr.
JOHNSON – Samuel C. Sr., 58, Johnstown, passed away July 6, 2014, unexpectedly at home.
Rev. Father Joseph Kapusnak
KAPUSNAK – Rev. Father Joseph, 79, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Mount St. Macrina Manor, Uniontown.
Catherine A. Klisiewicz
KLISIEWICZ – Mrs. Catherine A., 90, Altoona, passed away peaceful Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014.
Mary M. McGough
McGOUGH – Mary M., 89, St. Augustine Road, Dysart, died July 8, 2014, at the home of Gary and Mary Louise Wills.
MITCHELL – Mary, 88, Ebensburg, died July 8, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Thomas Charles Quirk Jr.
QUIRK – Thomas Charles Jr., 91, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Theresa M. Salem
SALEM – Theresa M., 102, Westmont, died July 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Daniel G. Strushensky
STRUSHENSKY – Daniel G., 81, Mineral Point, died July 8, 2014, in Greensburg.
Robert Arthur Winstanley
WINSTANLEY – Dr. Robert Arthur, 95, Elizabethtown, died June 26, 2014.
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