LLANFAIR — GDULA – Michael Edward “Tarpan,” 90, Llanfair, died June 13, 2013. Born April 10, 1923, in Llanfair, son of Peter and Katrin (Ondesko) Gdula. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Phylliss E. (Liska) Gdula, who died Jan. 25, 1993; daughter, Kathleen A. Wolfe; brothers, John and George; sisters, Ann and Helen Gdula, Mary Motyka and Margaret Tomecko; and son-in-law, Robert A. Calik. Survived by son, James M., married to Donna Impala, Poinciana, Fla.; daughters, Michele E. Calik, Enola, and Barbara M. Gdula, Dunlo; grandchildren, Justin Gdula, fiance of Kiera McDonagh; Brent Gdula, married to Stephanie Sigler; Katrin and Philip Wolfe; Amanda Calik, wife of Andrew Brown; Ashlen Calik; and Michael Katrancha; great-grandchildren, Liam and Tiernan Brown; sister, Veronica Maslar, Beaverdale; son-in- law, J. Douglas Wolfe, Johnstown; brother-in-law, James (Judy) Liska; and numerous nieces and nephews. Michael was a graduate of Adams Township High School. He was a skilled carpenter and retired from Bethlehem Mines. In 1944, as a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, his plane was shot down over the Romanian oil fields. He was initially reported as missing in action, though he had been captured and placed in internment as a prisoner of war until his liberation by the Russians. Member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, and a lifetime member Dunlo American Legion Post 573, Dunlo Rod & Gun Club, Beaverdale Sportsmen’s and Slovak Catholic Sokol, Dunlo. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, by Father Charles F. Bodziak. Committal, Corpus Christi Cemetery, Dunlo. Military graveside service by Dunlo American Legion Post 573. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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