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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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.
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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