JOHNSTOWN — SPECHT – Debra, 61, Upper Yoder, died Jan. 31, 2013. Born Jan. 18, 1952, in Johnstown, daughter of Domenick and Anna (Figula) Rizzo. Preceded in death by parents; infant brother, Domenick; brother, David; stepbrother, Kenny Simpson; and mother-in-law, Stephanie Specht. Survived by loving husband of 40 years, Michael; son, Gregory, Philadelphia; daughters, Stephanie, married to Stephen Stewart, Philadelphia; and Susan Specht, Johnstown; and grandchildren, Rose and Violet Stewart. Also survived by father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph and Rita Specht; nieces, nephews and friends; and brothers-in-law, Robert, married to Shani; and John Specht, married to Shani; also sisters-in-law, Sharon, married to James Denny; and Marilyn, married to Kwadjo-Adusei-Pokee. A 1969 graduate of Johnstown High School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Member of St. Francis Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Franciscan Friars. Friends received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Interment, St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Cambria Unit, 350 Budfield St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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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.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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