The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 30, 2005

Obituaries 10/31/2005






BORN - Mildred

BORN - Mildred, 93, of Hastings, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Miners Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1912, in Hastings, daughter of the late Walter and Esther (Lantzy) Cunningham. Preceded in death by husband, Gordon; infant daughter, Betty Jane; son, Leo; daughter, Ella Mae Letavish; infant sister, Ruth; and brother, Earl. Survived by children, Anna Marie (Steve) Linsky, Ohio; Avalon Bergheim, Virginia; Earl (Nancy), Girard, Pa.; Virginia (John) Hanchar, Ohio; and Mary Kay Born, Virginia; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and loving nieces and nephews. Mildred passed away surrounded by her loving family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Easly Funeral Home, Hastings. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings. Interment, church cemetery. Please make donations to St. Bernard Church.



CORELLA - Frank

CORELLA - Frank, 88, of Country Manor, Jerome, formerly of Hollsopple, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center, Main Campus. Born Jan. 26, 1917, in Indiana County, son of Charles and Eudochia (Dudijka) Corella. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Emma Milanese; infant brother; sisters, Stella Makula, Anna Kopchak and Helena Boblick; sister-in-law, Mafalda Fiazzo; and brothers-in-law, Angelo Fiazzo and Charles Fungaroli. Survived by son, Dennis Sr., and close friend, Dawna L. Berkebile, Hollsopple; and grandsons, Eric, married to the former Marcy Faher, and Dennis Jr., all of Davidsville. Brother of Mary Seganos, Country Manor, Jerome; Susan Walker, Hooversville; Helen Gagan and Christine Wachs, both of Cambria City; and sister-in-law, Yolanda Fungaroli, Bedford. Also survived by close friends, Duane and Fran Faher, Windber, and many nieces and nephews. Member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Davidsville. World War II Army veteran, where he was a member of the Combat Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division. He was a retired coal miner and member of UMWA. Also retired from Local Construction 910 Labor Union. Self-employed stonemason, who also worked for Luteri Brothers Masonry in Somerset. He helped run a local bar and restaurant in Hollsopple and was employed part time for Hollsopple Feed Mill. He was a member of Hollsopple VFW and a life member of Hollsopple Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking and spending time with Dennis Jr., Eric and Marcy and special friend of family and support person, Dawna. Family receiving friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Davidsville. Committal, St. Mary Byzantine, Windber, with military graveside service, the Rev. Father Michael Lewandowski, OFM, Conv., officiating. A special thank you to the Country Manor staff and Memorial Medical Center Ashman Rose Pavilion, seventh floor, staff, nurses, nurse's aides and doctors.



EBERSOLE - Michael R. "Mike" Jr.

EBERSOLE - Michael R. "Mike" Jr., 36, Portage, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 30, 1969, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by grandparents, Frank and Goldia (Hetrick) Hodge and John Ebersole Sr. and Stella (Williams) Ebersole. Survived by mother, Ramona (Hodge) Ebersole, and fiance, Donald Slebodnick, Portage, and father, Michael R. Ebersole Sr., and wife, Janet, Dunlo. Brother of Brian Ebersole Sr., married to the former Tracie Miller, Maryland; and Steven Ebersole, married to the former Schelley Nemec, and Lisa Ebersole, both of Portage. He will be sadly missed by these nieces and nephews: Brian Ebersole Jr., Eric Ebersole, Brittany Michaels, Brian Michaels Jr., Brett Michaels, Alexis Chambers and Steven Ebersole. Also survived by several aunts and uncles. 1988 graduate of Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech School. Former employee of Sears Automotive and Sedloff Publications. Mike's hobbies include watching NASCAR racing, building models, drawing and spending time with his dog, Rusty. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Mark A. Serenko Funeral Home, Portage, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Richard P. Howe officiating. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Portage. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.



FRIEDMAN - Margaret M.

FRIEDMAN - Margaret M., 91, Johnstown, died Oct. 28, 2005. A member of St. Therese Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Bernard Karmanocky, OFM. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Therese Building Fund in memory of Margaret Friedman.



GIBLOCK - Marion

GIBLOCK - Marion, 83, of Lilly, passed away Oct. 28, 2005, at home. Born July 15, 1922, in Lilly, he was the son of the late Andrew and Sophia (Kulasik) Giblock. Preceded in death by wife, Janet (Sendzik) Giblock; sisters, Josephine Waksmunski, Nancy Mardula, Viola Wuicik; and brothers, Jack Kozlick and Stanley Kozlick. Father of Joanne, wife of Robert Courtot, Lilly; Joseph, and wife, Nancy (Costantino) Giblock, Lilly; and John, and wife, Cindy (Johnson) Giblock, Lilly; also eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Brother of Lottie Kowalczyk, Coupon; Frank Giblock, Lilly; Edward Giblock, Ohio; and Agnes Giblock, Cresson; also numerous nieces and nephews. Marion was a World War II Army veteran and retired as a mine supervisor from Mine 32. He enjoyed farming, working on equipment and his grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 3 p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly, by the Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway, V.F., celebrant. Committal, St. Brigid's Cemetery, Lilly. Military grave site rites by Lilly American Legion and Lilly VFW. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Lilly Area Ambulance Association.



HAND - George J. Jr.

HAND - George J. Jr., 83, Southmont, died Oct. 28, 2005, at Laurel Crest Manor. Born May 28, 1922, in Easton, Pa. Preceded in death by parents, George J. and Favienne (Bennett), and his son, Theodore. Survived by wife, Marie (Koch) Hand, and son, George J. III. Served in U.S. Army during World War II in Greenland and Paris. Retired superintendent of general services at Bethlehem Steel Corp., Johnstown Plant. No visitation. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, corner or Jackson and Locust streets, the Rev. Michael Van Dyke. Arrangements in charge of William T. Hindman Funeral Home.



HARDRICK - E. Candies

HARDRICK - E. Candies, 84, Johnstown, died Oct. 28, 2005. Member of Jefferson Memorial First Born Church, where service will be held Monday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Joseph McCauley officiating. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received Monday from noon until the time of service at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., Downtown.



HUNT - Richard Allen

HUNT - Richard Allen, 51, Central City, formerly of Spotswood, N.J., died Oct. 29, 2005. Born April 24, 1954, in New Brunswick, N.J., the son of the late Albert and Bertha (Goddard) Hunt. Survived by wife of 30 years, the former Cynthia Nowak, and son, Jeffrey A., both of Central City. Brother of Albert (Ina), Edison, N.J.; Jerome (Eileen), East Brunswick, N.J.; Connie (James) Hall, Central City; and Brian, and fiancee, Marie, Monroe, N.J. Also survived by mother- and father-in-law, Joseph and Dorothy Nowak, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Graef Lutheran Church, Cairnbrook, Pastor James A. McCormick Jr. officiating. Committal, McGregor Cemetery, Cairnbrook.



LUCAS - Dean Jerome

LUCAS - Dean Jerome, 65, of Boswell, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center, Downtown Campus. Born Sept. 21, 1940, in Boswell, son of Rudy and Mary Ruthelene (Dietz) Lucas. Preceded in death by mother and wife, the former Patty Ann Sopich. Survived by father, Country Manor, Jerome, and these children: Cheri, married to Rodger Shaffer, and Rolande, widow of Rick Cebula. Also survived by grandchildren, Misty and Shane Shaffer and Brennan Cebula. Brother of David, and wife, Linda Lucas, Boswell. He was a retired foreman and examiner for a number of coal companies in the area. Family receiving friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the family cemetery at Boswell, the Rev. Gary Anderson officiating.



MacDONALD - Margaret Louise

MacDONALD - Margaret Louise, 103, died Oct. 28, 2005. Friends will be received Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., West Hills, 921 Menoher Blvd., the Rev. Michael Van Dyke and the Rev. Hans Peter Helmers officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.



ROZUM - Julia Ann

ROZUM - Julia Ann, of Bon Air, passed away on Oct. 28, 2005. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held in the afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Franciscan Fathers, T.O.R. Committal will be at Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to Laurel View Village, 2000 Cambridge Drive, Davidsville, Pa., 15928, in memory of Julia.



ZEMET - Charles B.

ZEMET - Charles B., age 84, of Richland Township, formerly of Belmont, died Oct. 28, 2005, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born May 29, 1921, in Barnesboro, son of Benjamin and Josephine Zemet. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Theodore and Edwin R.; and sister, Wanda, wife of Anthony Cavallo. Survived by loving wife, Jean (McNulty) Zemet. Adored by daughters, Elizabeth "Beth," married to James Bright, and Carolyn "Lynn" Miljenovich, all of Johnstown; grandchildren, C.J. Gehlman, Florida; Frank Cordek IV, California; Benjamin Gehlman, Johnstown; Suzanne Miljenovich, Reston, Va.; and Kaitlyn Miljenovich, Johnstown; and great-grandchildren, Dustin, Luke, Nicholas, Elaina and Cameron Gehlman. Also survived by a sister, Martha Zemet, Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Marlene Zemet, Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Formerly employed by Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co., Baltimore, Md. Owner and operator of Zemet's Mobil Inc., Ohio Street, Johnstown. Past president of Pennsylvania Gasoline Association. Also served on the Greater Johnstown School Board. Member of Moxham Lutheran Church and previously served terms on the church council. Charles' love, time and devotion will always be cherished by his family and sadly missed. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Moskal -- Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Ohio Street and Highland Avenue. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moxham Lutheran Church, the Rev. Robert Wagner officiating. Committal, Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Arbutus Park Manor and Asera Care Hospice.



Today's Funerals

ANTONAZZO - Louise M. (Nanny), 10 a.m., Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd.

BELZ - Joann Carol, 11 a.m., Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St.

BUCK - Mildred E., 10 a.m., St. Benedict Catholic Church. Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria.

GODISH - Helen M. (Shuty), 10 a.m., St. Catherine of Sienna, Duncansville. Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly.

HARDRICK - E. Candies, 1 p.m., Jefferson Memorial First Born Church. Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., Downtown.

HASCHAK - Catherine, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Hammers Street, Portage. Mark A. Serenko Funeral Home, Portage.

HRICKO - B. Richard "Dick," 11 a.m., St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings. Easly Funeral Home, Hastings.

MACK - Margery A., 2 p.m., Liberty Grace Brethren Church. Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills.

McVICKER - Wanda F. (Blough), 11 a.m., Hoffman Funeral Home -- Cremation Services, Main Street, Boswell.

ZUZEK - Frances A., 10 a.m., Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Dunlo Chapel. Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale.


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