JOHNSTOWN — MATTSON – Rillie Lee, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep May 5, 2013. Born in Johnstown in 1922. Throughout her life, Rillie Lee exemplified Christian love and service. She never met a stranger; each person she met was a prospective friend. Known to her Young Life kids as “Mama Lee,” she and her husband, Dr. Robert M. Mattson “Dr. Bob,” served for many years as Young Life leaders for Saguaro High School Young Life Club, and through their Young Life ministry, were instrumental in leading many young people to faith in Jesus Christ. During the 1970s, she and her husband also taught a young married couples class at Grace Community Church. Rillie Lee also was an active member of Christian Women’s Club. As an accomplished pianist, she often played piano at Young Life meetings and at meetings of Christian Women’s Club. She was an active member of Scottsdale Bible Church, Grace Community Church, and most recently, Camelback Bible Church. Rillie Lee is survived by five children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her more than they can say. Her husband, Bob, and eldest daughter, Carol, preceded her into the Lord’s presence in 1979 and 2007, respectively, and are no doubt rejoicing at her homecoming. A memorial service for Rillie Lee will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at North Bible Church, 15678 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 101, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85260. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Rillie Lee may be made to Young Life, https://giving.younglife.org/Views/dp/donate/controller.cfm.
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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