JOHNSTOWN — BENNESE – Louis A., 89, Johnstown, died Jan. 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1923, in Johns- town, son of the late John and Antoinette (Zagarino) Bennese. Preceded in death by brother, Tony Bennese, and brother-in-law, Paul Azzarella. Survived by wife, Janet R. (Vizzini) Bennese; children, Mary Gamble, and husband, Lindon, New Florence, and their children, Lindon Gamble, and his son, Trestyn; Nicole Englert, and her husband, Justin, and their children, Chase and Allison; Jane Bennese, Johnstown; Raymond Bennese, Mechanicsburg, and his children, Kristian, Cheyenne and Noelle; Dolores Kolesar, and husband, George, Jerome; Jean Cotchen, Johnstown, and sons, Jeffrey and Jessey; Karen Wagner, and husband, Kevin, Carlisle, and son, Kevin Wagner Jr.; and Michael Bennese, and wife, Christine, Mechanicsburg, and children, Erin and Andy; brother, Joseph Bennese, and wife, Elvira, Clearfield; and sister, Kay Azzarella, Johnstown; as well as several nieces and nephews. Member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received a Bronze Star, and the Ardennes Central Europe Rhineland. He was retired director of Johnstown Elementary Schools, and after his retirement, he became principal at the West End Catholic School for 14 more years. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass at noon Monday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Angelo Patti, celebrant. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by members of Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287 Marine Corps League. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Andrew School or to St. Andrew Food Pantry.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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