The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 2, 2006

Obituaries 01/03/2006


BOBROWICZ - Joseph, 79, Portage, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Crest Manor. Born Aug. 4, 1926, in Ludlow, Mass., son of Joseph and Mary (Kida) Bobrowicz. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stanley; and stepsister, Pauline. Survived by wife of 48 years, the Rev. Arlene R. (Smith) Bobrowicz; son, Daniel M., married to the former Carrie Lamar, Norristown; and grandson, Anthony J. Brother of Walter, Ohio; Edward, New Jersey; John, Ontario, Canada; and Josephine Machowski, Philadelphia. Also surviving are good friends, Vivian and Elaine Newcomer of Portage. He is retired from the car shops of Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was an Army veteran having served in India and Korea. He is a member of American Legion Post 430, Portage. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Jean H. Kinley Funeral, Portage, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, South Fork, the Rev. Wilma G. Horner officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, family asks contributions be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, South Fork. Military graveside rites by the combined veterans' organizations of Portage.


BURNETT - Mary A., 85, Johnstown, was called home on Dec. 31, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center, Main Campus. Born July 25, 1920, in Johnstown, the daughter of the late William and Irene (Costlow) Washington. Preceded in death by husband, Howard G. Burnett; brothers, Clarence, James and William Washington; and sisters, Elizabeth Washington and Helen Allen. Survived by children, Richard Burnett, and wife, Judy, Boston; Viola Anthony, and husband, Robert; and Ida Burnett, all of Johnstown; brothers, Albert Washington, and wife, Jacqueline, San Francisco; Ralph Washington, Johnstown; and sister, Georgia Washington, Pittsburgh. Also survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mary was employed as a garment presser at the former Kay Artley Dress Factory. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., Downtown, 514 Somerset St., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Clarence Washington, nephew of the deceased, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery.

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