BLAIRSVILLE — SMITH – Lillian Paulene (Vizi), 69, Blairsville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at her home with her family by her bedside after a long courageous battle with cancer. A daughter of Albert and Viola (Bollinger) Vizi, she was born Nov. 23, 1943, in Windber. Lillian graduated from Windber High School in 1961 and worked for Blairsville-Saltsburg School District for 28 years, retiring in 2009, as the elementary cafeteria manager in Blairsville. She was a member of Independent Traditional Holiness Church, Indiana, where she was the financial secretary and taught Sunday school and also was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. She enjoyed flower gardening and watching basketball games at Blairsville and Homer City. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, William D. Smith, whom she married Sept. 26, 1970; a daughter, Kelli D. Zerfoss (Jeffrey), Homer City; a granddaughter, Kierisa Zerfoss; a sister, Violet Gladis, Windber; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Albert “Toby” Vizi; a sister-in-law, Margaret Vizi; and a brother-in-law, Richard Gladis. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Williamson and the Rev. David Lee, co-officiating. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville. Memorial contributions in Lillian’s name may be made to Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, Indiana, Pa. 15701. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.
- District Deaths April 24, 2014
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.
- Today's Funerals April 24, 2014
- District Deaths April 23, 2014
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.
- Today's Funerals April 23, 2014
- DDs April 22, 2014
Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
- More Obituaries Headlines