MADISON, OHIO — MESSINA – Karen, 58, Madison, Ohio, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully Feb. 25, 2013, in the comfort of her home with her husband and two children by her side after a 10-year battle with illness. Karen was born July 6, 1954, in Johnstown. She has lived in Madison for 32 years. Karen married the love of her life on Nov. 23, 1974. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, exercising, and most of all, spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren. She worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Frank Sailors and Associates for 15 years and as a home childcare provider for many years. Survived by husband of 38 years, Robert; daughter, Stacy (James) Poe, Madison; son, R.J., Madison; grandchildren, MaKayla, Marissa, James Mason and Marshall Poe; brothers, Tony (Sharon) DePetro, Walt DePetro and Joe DePetro Sr.; and sisters, Mary (Mick) Cidor and Tanya (Ben) Wilshire, all from Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by parents, Tony and Mary DePetro. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Immaculate Conception Church, Madison. She will be laid to rest Tuesday, March 5, at Richland Cemetery in Johnstown. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
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.
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