JOHNSTOWN — PEKICH – Eli, 93, Johnstown, died Feb. 20, 2014, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor, Somerset. Born July 20, 1920, in Cambria City, Johnstown, son of Dragich and Julia (Verbjar) Pekich. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pearl Simko and Mary Slisz; and brothers, Ted, Pete, Stanley and Nicholas Pekich. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Piljay) Pekich; son, Dr. Eli Jr., married to the former Dr. Irina Mikityanskaya; and daughter, Darnella, wife of Joseph Parker, both of Johnstown; grandchildren, Michael Parker; Jennifer (Parker) Link; and Chloe, Elle and Elizabeth Pekich; and great-grandchildren, Estella and Isaac Parker and Hunter Link. Member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, where he was a member of the Serbian String Ensemble, Serbian Church Singing Society, director of the choir for five years and director of the children’s choir. He also was the leader of a Tamburitzan band that played at local church events. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Eli was retired from the Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores as a manager and president of Cambria and Somerset County Chapter of the Liquor Store Union; and former volunteer for the American Red Cross, where he delivered blood and was recognized for his volunteer service. Eli was an excellent musician that played bass in many of the local bands. He was a devout husband, father and grandfather. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where Pomen will be sung at 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral service at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Father Dragan Zarac. Committal, Grandview Cemetery with military honors by the VFW Menoher Post 155 Ritual Team. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
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.
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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.
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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.
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