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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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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