JOHNSTOWN — BARCZAK – Sue, 92, Johnstown, died Nov. 12, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 3, 1921, in Homer City, daughter of Michael and Zuzanna (Gera) Oleksa. Preceded in death by her parents; son, Leon Barczak; daughter, Ann Marie Barczak; brothers, John, Michael and Paul Oleksa; and sister, Mary (Oleksa) Sokach. Survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Leo E. Barczak; children, Barbara, wife of Stephen Novatny; Robert, married to the former Kathy Klimeck; and Carol, wife of Ronald Golias, all of Johnstown; and Donald, married to the former Linda Keeney, Tempe, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Sister of Ann (Oleksa) Zapotechne, Conemaugh; Steve (Helen) Oleksa, Johnstown; George (Kitty) Oleksa, Johnstown; Irene (Oleksa) Harr, Johnstown; and Rudy (Carol) Oleksa, Columbia, Pa. Also survived by sister-in-law, Miriam (Gallagher) Oleksa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to bake for her family and will be remembered for her pies and homemade bread. She was a member of the former St. Casimir Catholic Church and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Franciscan Friars, OFM, Conv. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Committal, St. Casimir’s Cemetery. We all love you and will miss you, mom! Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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.
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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.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
- District Deaths July 21, 2014
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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