The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 18, 2013

Irene L. (Bertram) Erzak

EBENSBURG — ERZAK – Irene L. (Bertram), 85, Ebensburg, died June 16, 2013, at the home of her daughter in West Milford, N.J. Born Dec. 16, 1927, in Loretto, daughter of the late Louis and Helen (Brawley) Bertram. Also preceded in death by husbands, Michael Jayko and Michael Erzak; sisters, Margaret Gibbons, Helen Dugan, Myrtle Watt, Pearl Gibbons and Mae Watt; and brother, Edward Bertram. Survived by children, Michael Jayko, New Port Richey, Fla.; Joyce Haag, Mount Laurel, N.J.; and Kim Cosgrove, West Milford, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Irene worked 22 years at American Candle Factory, Haskell, N.J. Member of Holy Name Church, Ebensburg. There will be no viewing. Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to

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