JOHNSTOWN — LANCASTER – Janice Wilma, passed away peacefully May 6, 2013, at her home in Johnstown. Preceded in death by her grandmother, Wilma Lancaster; and mother, Ann Lancaster. Survived by her daughters, Pam Small, Portland, Ore.; and Tammy Bernstein, Johnstown; son-in-law, Howard Bernstein; and grandchildren, Alison and Andrew Small; and Blake, Grant and Brock Bernstein. Janice was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Bloomington, Ill. She was the oldest of four siblings, and moved with her family to Tucson, Ariz., where she grew up, having attended Catalina High School. She raised two daughters, and when they were young, she obtained her degree in education from the University of Arizona, having completed a four-year degree in just three years. Janice was the first person in her family to obtain a college education. She taught U.S. history in the Sunnyside School District for more than 15 years, where she passed on her tremendous knowledge and intense passion for history. She took great pride in her students, and led teams of high school students from Tucson to compete in the Academic Decathlon in Washington, D.C. She was an avid reader who was knowledgeable in both world and U.S. history. Her field of expertise was the Civil War, an area in which she was incredibly well versed and which she loved to talk about. Janice loved classic movies, writing, painting, chocolate, friends, her cat and above all, she loved her daughters and five grandchildren. Her legacy is the lives she enriched – as a teacher, a mom and a grandmother. Friends received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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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.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
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.
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