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.
- District Deaths April 24, 2014
Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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