PORTAGE — DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home. Born Sept. 18, 1933, in Portage, son of the John and Katherine (Churry) Drinosky. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Delores (Schaffranek) Drinosky; sister, Bonnie Drinosky; grandson, Jude Moore; and son-in-law, Dr. William Hauger. Survived by, loving daughters, Roxane Hauger, Johnstown; and Leora Benjack and Justine Moore, both of Portage. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Tracy, Jessica, Dara, Tawne, Robert, Geno and Justin; and great-grandchildren, Coltan, Nathan, Braven, Nerye and Nyjah. Brother of Janet Morris, Joan Haschak and Cheryl Merchant. Gene was the last of the male linage of the Drinosky family. He served as a member of the Army in the Korean War. He was a high school graduate of Portage Area High School. He received a bachelor of science degree from St. Francis University. Member of the board of directors for Portage Sewer Authority. He was a retired math and science schoolteacher of the Forest Hills School District. After retirement, he enjoyed watching sports, especially football. He was a dedicated Steelers fan. He also enjoyed yard work and helping out his neighbors. A neighbor fondly named him the “mayor” of Portage. Gene was loyal, quick-witted, and had a dry sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Gene was a special person who was loved and will be missed by friends and especially his family. He was the go-to person in the family for his advice, knowledge and wisdom. Friends received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Serenko- Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Father Andrew Draper, TOR, celebrant. Entombment, Sacred Heart Mausoleum. Military funeral rites by Portage Ritual Team.
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
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BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
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