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.
Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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David Arthur Gindlesperger
GINDLESPERGER – David Arthur, 31, Elton, died July 25, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randell J. Weber
WEBER – Randell J. “Randy,” 57, Ebensburg, died July 25, 2014, at home.
Thelma Marie Weiland
WEILAND – Thelma Marie, 75, Westover R.D., died July 26, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Dolores A. Kiddy
KIDDY – Dolores A., 74, North Miami, Fla., native of Johnstown, died July 14, 2014, in Miami.
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Dorothy Mae (Walters) Conrad
CONRAD – Dorothy Mae (Walters), 82, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 24, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
Walter A. Dedik
DEDIK – Walter A., 86, formerly of Boswell, died July 25, 2014, at Country Manor Living, Jerome.
Donald Francis Frick
FRICK – Donald Francis, 90, went to be with his Lord July 26, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor surrounded by the love of his family.
Commander Clarence L. Lambing
LAMBING – Commander Clarence L. “Spud” U.S. Navy Retired, 92, passed away July 13, 2014, in Pacific Grove, Calif.
Margaret (Gerula) Latchney-Swincinski
LATCHNEY-SWINCINSKI – Margaret (Gerula), 93, went to be with the Lord at St. Jude’s Haven July 25, 2014.
MITRUS– Nicholas “Nick,” 85, Minersville, fell asleep in the Lord July 25, 2014.
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