NORTHERN CAMBRIA — YONKOSKE – Patricia L., 77, Northern Cambria, went to heaven Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born to the late Blanford and Anna M. (Alessi) Gray on Oct. 26, 1935, in Barnesboro. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James F., in 1981; daughter, Dawn M. Yonkoske; and grandson, Michael A. Foster. She is survived by daughter, Dianne Yonkoske, Ladson, S.C., and children, Dan (Lauren) Palmisano, Doug (Kayle) Palmisano and Danita (Brian) Yokitis, and son, J. Randall, and his wife, Jessica Yonkoske, Northern Cambria, and children, Jaime and Logan. She also was the loving grandmother of Kelly and Tessa Foster, Altoona, and Amanda Peles, San Diego, Calif., and nine great-grandchildren. Patty was the sister of June Siford, Lancaster; Ralph Gray, Milheim; and Gloria Grey, Emeigh. She was loved by numerous nieces, nephews and friend, Walter Snyder who was very dear to her heart. She graduated from Barnesboro High School in 1952, and soon after married James F. Yonkoske. She was employed by Lodico/Murphy/Champion Motors, Northern Cambria, as a bookkeeper for 52 years until her retirement. A devout Catholic, she was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She loved to read books and write stories and poems. Most of all, she loved her family and friends and reveled in their accomplishments. Patty wanted to be remembered for her loving personality, abundant knowledge and incredible sense of humor. At Pat’s request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery. Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, is in charge of arrangements.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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