CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — COOPER – June (Stafford), 99, formerly of Davidsville, passed quietly away April 6, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Cambridge, Mass. The oldest of five, she was born June 7, 1914, in New York, N.Y., to Samuel and Olive (McCune) Stafford. In 1939, she married Richard F. Cooper Sr., owner of FE Cooper Lumber Corp., Johnstown. Together with grace, love and an incredible sense of humor, they raised three children, assorted animals and entertained dear friends. She was always deeply interested in people, culture and ideas, and her love of life and learning never subsided. Her warmth and laughter could fill a room. Survived by daughters, Judith, married to James F. Beener, Jenner Township, Somerset County; and Susan, married to Americo Andrade, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Kathryn Beener; Josh Beener, and wife, Kara; and Tess Andrade; and great-granddaughter, Geonna. Her son, Richard Jr., who was enriched by June’s strength and optimism and who in turn enriched other lives immeasurably, died in 2006. Her husband, Richard Sr., a talented photographer, pianist, bridge player, businessman and much more, passed away in 1999. Also preceded in death by parents; sister, Rosemary Maley; and brothers, Gerald, Samuel and Edward. Visitation and graveside service will be announced later in April. Memorials to United Cerebral Palsy, 119 Jari Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904, would be appreciated. Arrangements in charge of Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Davidsville. For further information, visit http://HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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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.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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