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.
Stanley John Wozny Jr.
WOZNY – Stanley John Jr., 62, Windber, passed away April 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Anna E. Katawczik
KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Ruth J. (Griffith) Cherkola
CHERKOLA – Ruth J. (Griffith), 87, Upper Yoder Township, died April 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
REGAN – Donna, 55, Park Hill, died April 17, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Mary Catherine (Regan) Beidle
BEIDLE – Mary Catherine (Regan) “Sis” “Kate,” 87, Johnstown, died April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center and went to spend Easter in Heaven.
STALLER – Helen, 93, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Barbara Joan Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Barbara Joan, 75, Stoystown, died April 19, 2014, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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