TWIN ROCKS — TOPOR – Christine Ann “Teeny ,” 82, Twin Rocks, died May 4, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1930, in Bakerton, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Cwick) Ernest. Preceded in death by husband, Stanley; brothers, Sylvester, Francis and Philip; and sisters, Mary Naleznick and Irene Majoros. Survived by son, Mark, married to the former Rhonda Robertson, Ebensburg; daughter, Cynthia Topor, Twin Rocks; son, Gregory Topor, Twin Rocks; and grandchildren, Megan (Casey) Smith, New Germany, and Lauren Topor, Ebensburg. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Faith and Noah Smith, and brothers, Leonard Ernest, Cleveland, Ohio, and Raymond Ernest, Cresson. Christine enjoyed casino trips with her friends from Twin Rocks and shopping with her daughter and granddaughters. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. One of their most popular requests was for her homemade spaghetti dinner. She will be deeply missed by her children and family who loved her dearly. A special thank you to Beacon Ridge Nursing Home staff and Dr. Lamantia for their attentive care and compassion during her stay there. Christine was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and a former member of SS. Timothy & Mark Catholic Church, Twin Rocks. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Mundys Corner. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.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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