TEXAS — SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013. She followed Carl, her beloved husband of 56 years, to heaven by almost exactly one year. After his death, she moved to Texas (but her heart never left Windber). She passed away peacefully of natural causes. Born May 30, 1933, to Edward and Josephine Mills, Mary Lou was a modern working woman. She dreamed of a fashion-designing career in New York, but that legacy will be left to her granddaughter. Instead, Mary Lou received a business degree and worked various roles at Windber Bank and Trust, Hertz, Dewar’s car dealership and First Presbyterian Church. Mary Lou was devoted to volunteering, serving as president of her local Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, Class of 1951 Reunion Committee, Cambria- Somerset Junior Miss, First Presbyterian Church and Windber Fire Company ladies auxiliary. Survived by her son, Mark, and his wife, Becky, and their children, Domenique and Mark Jr., Bellaire, Texas; her daughter, Michelle (Sam) Gruessing, and husband, Joe, and their children, Emily and SarahGrace, Leesburg, Va.; and her sister, Sandi (Mills) Chapasko, and husband, Mike, and their children, Jodi Hitt and Tania Ward, and their families. In addition, the Minier family and several lifelong friends miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Windber. A memorial service will be held for Mary Lou and Carl at 1 p.m. Jan. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Somerset Ave., Windber.
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.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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