NANTY GLO — SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Aug. 25, 1915, in Gallitzin, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kompanik) Szymusiak. Preceded in death by brothers, Joe, Steve and Charles Szymusiak; and sister, Anna Nemic. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, the former Anna Barosky, and daughter, Rosemary (Eli) Siuniak, all of Nanty Glo. Also survived by grandchildren, Nadine (James) Shaffer, Richland; Eli Siuniak, Nanty Glo; Stephanie (George) Hnatko, Penn Run; Christina (Michael) Worthington, Homer City; and Michael (Angela) Siuniak, Virginia; great-grandchildren, James, Michael and Mathew Shaffer; Zachary and Katelyn Hnatko; and Iasaac, Dmitri and Ella Ann Worthington. A loving husband, father, “gido” and “little gido.” Frank was a member of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church and American-Polish Citizens Club, both of Nanty Glo, and loved gardening. A retired coal miner, he was a member of UMWA Local 1386. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where Parastas will be sung at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Brief service at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at Holy Ascension Church, the Very Rev. Father George Hnatko officiating. Interment, Holy Ascension Cemetery, Nanty Glo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the charity of your choice.
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Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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