MENOHER HEIGHTS — WASILISIAN – James Sr., 83, Menoher Heights, died Oct. 6, 2012, after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 7, 1928, son of Andrew and Anna (Hullis) Wasylyzn. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Arleen J. Clark; infant son, Paul; and brothers and sisters, Paul Wasilisian, Anna Gomez, Rose Murphy, Mary Webb, Michael Wasilisian and Catherine Dedianko. Survived by wife of 57 years, Shirley (Devine), and their children, stepson, Earl Werner; Diane Wasilisian; Cheryl Dorchak; Karen, and husband, John Taccona; and James Jr., and wife, Kymberly (Knapp) Wasilisian; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Sanna and Stephanie Platt; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Jim was a 1947 graduate of Johnstown High School and an employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp. until joining the Air Force in 1950. While in the Air Force, he served in Germany until 1954, having received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal and Occupational Service Medal. He underwent AGI training for radio and television repair separating as an Airman 1st Class. He retired from of Johnstown Window Cleaning Co. Jim loved his family and enjoyed taking them hiking and picnicking in the woods. He enjoyed holiday time displaying his train sets. He was a “do-it-yourself” kind of guy and was always working in his yard. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moskal Funeral Home, West End, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Tom Moore and the Rev. Marge Kiefer, co-celebrating. Committal, Grandview Cemetery.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
Nancy Virginia Long
LONG – Nancy Virginia, 71, Homer City, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her late residence.
Kathryn M. Orkis
ORKIS – Kathryn M. “Katie” “Bubba” (Marchok), 98, Maple Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 1, 2013.
Randolph F. Ringler
RINGLER – Randolph F., 55, Johnstown, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mary (Lawrence) Tanchick
TANCHICK – Mary (Lawrence), 93, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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Richard O. Beyer
BEYER – Richard O., 87, Sidman, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Walter Andrew Black
BLACK – Walter Andrew, 95, Central City, died Nov. 29, 2013, in Bentonville, Va., at the home of his son, James.
Diego Ramirez Jr.
RAMIREZ– Diego Jr., 85, Johnstown.
Mary Ann Blazosky
BLAZOSKY – Mary Ann, 86, Johnstown, formerly of State College, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Richland Woods Assisted Living.
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