PORTAGE — KOWALCZYK – Leona, 90, Portage, died June 23, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born Oct. 20, 1922, in Jamestown, Portage Township, daughter of John and Mary (Blahut) Janosik. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 56 years, Walter J. Kowalczyk; daughter, Phyllis Ann Kowalczyk; grandson, James Kowalczyk; son-in-law, Stuart Leman; and sister, Florence Bryja. Survived by her children, Leonard Kowalczyk, married to former Rose Glista, Portage; Loretta Leman, Portage; Daniel Kowalczyk, married to the former Sherry Yetsko, Cambria Township; and Gerald Kowalczyk, married to the former Tracy Strayer, Summerhill Township. She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sister of John Janosik, and wife, Marie, Howell, Mich., and Helen, wife of Gerald McMillan, Howell, Mich. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed gardening, especially roses, going on casino trips and playing cards, especially pinochle. Member of Sacred Heart Choir, Ethnic Choir, Puritan Rosary Society, Nocturnal Adoration Society and Share the Word. A lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church and served as an Eucharist minister. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where Sacred Heart Ushers Club will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Portage, Father Ronald V. Osinski and Father Andrew Draper, TOR, concelebrants. Committal, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to John Paul 11 Manor, Cresson, or Windber Hospice.
Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
REAY – Raymond, 73, died March 4, 2014, in Venice, Fla.
John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Joseph H. Frankhauser Jr.
FRANKHAUSER – Joseph H. Jr., 78, Richland Township, passed away peacefully March 9, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
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Harold R. Lloyd
LLOYD – Harold R., 93, Revloc, the last surviving member of his immediate family, went to be with Jesus March 8, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randy S. Rager
RAGER – Randy S., 65, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas Russell Fulcomer
FULCOMER – Thomas Russell “Cup Cake,” 67, Bolivar, passed away March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Burnell J. McConnell
McCONNELL – Burnell J. “Bernie,” 88, Shady Grove, went home to the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
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FOUST – Robert, 49, Johnstown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
HANAK – Joseph, 88, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014, at home.
William Henry Hilton
HILTON – William Henry, 68, Johnstown, passed away March 4, 2014.
Gerald C. Lambing
LAMBING – Gerald C., 73, New Florence, went to be with the Lord March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mary Josephine (Baker) Mayer
MAYER – Mary Josephine “Jo” (Baker), 86, passed away peacefully Jan. 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Texas.
Susan Lee (Larimer) Medellin
MEDELLIN – Susan Lee (Larimer), 71, Harrisburg, died March 7, 2014.
Joseph R. Myers
MYERS – Joseph R., Woodbridge, Va., passed away March 1, 2014.
OWENS – Patricia “Patty,” 93, Carrolltown, passed away March 7, 2014, at her home.
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