The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 22, 2012

Mary Lopresti

The Tribune-Democrat

GEISTOWN — LOPRESTI – Mary, 88, Geistown, died Dec. 20, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1924, in Windber, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Wojtowicz) Kooney. Also preceded in death by husband of 63 years, Joseph A. Lopresti, and siblings, Catherine Knapp, Michael, Joseph and Andrew Grisin, Victoria Domanoski and Stanley Kooney. Survived by daughters, Deborah, wife of Charles Cowan, Johnstown; Rita, wife of James Hagedorn, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Lorena Nadine Golias, Johnstown; and Molly, wife of Mike Strayer, Elkton, Md., and grandchildren, Theresa, Leona, Bob, Christopher, Kelly, Tony and Jimmy. Sister of Caroline Kleban, Windber. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown; Senior Choir; St. Anne’s Christian Mothers; Columbian Circle; and Oakland Home and Garden Club. Mary worked with her family at Lopresti Market, Geistown. Friends received from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown. Online condolences may be posted at


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