ADAMS - Phyllis J.
ADAMS - Phyllis J., 81, Johnstown, died April 21, 2006. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at Westmont United Methodist Church.
BARZESKI - Sophia
BARZESKI - Sophia, 88, Johnstown, died April 22, 2006, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Main Campus. Born March 31, 1918, in Johnstown, daughter of John and Angeline (Ozog) Slonka. Complete obituary in Monday's Tribune Democrat. Arrangements by Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street.
CLARK - Andrew G.
CLARK - Andrew G., 39, of Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2006, at home. Born Feb. 22, 1967, in Johnstown, son of James and Mary (Baxendale) Clark. Preceded in death by mother; paternal grandfather, George Clark; and maternal grandparents, Frank and Clara Helsel. Survived by father of Johnstown; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Clark; sons, Andrew James and Andrew Tyler; daughter, Danielle Noel; and fiancee, Michele Rummel. Brother of Debbie Reighard, Shirley Clark, Elwood Miller and Leroy Clark. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a roofer for 18 years. Rock on baby. Services are private. Arrangements by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.
DARR - Herbert H.
DARR - Herbert H., 77, Johnstown, died April 21, 2006, at Windber Hospice. Member of Our Mother of Sorrows Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, the Very Rev. Paul E. Turnbull, VF. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., where Knights of Columbus, All Saints Assembly Council 0954, will stand honor guard. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Military graveside rites by Conemaugh Valley Detachment Marine Corps League.
DERRICK - Sister Mary of Mount Carmel
DERRICK - Sister Mary of Mount Carmel, OCD, 99, Carmelite Monastery, Loretto, died April 21, 2006, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg. Arrangements by Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. Complete obituary in Monday's newspaper.
DIRSCH - Carl A.
DIRSCH - Carl A., 89, Upper Yoder Township, passed away April 20, 2006. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at Visitation of the BVM Catholic Church.
HARRINGTON - Mary Clare
HARRINGTON - Mary Clare, 79, of Johnstown, died Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006. A memorial service in her honor will be conducted at St. Patrick's Church, corner of Village Street and Park Avenue, on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 10 a.m. Arrangements by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215
JOHNSON - Hope B.
JOHNSON - Hope B., 84, of Johnstown, died April 20, 2006. Born July 26, 1921, daughter of Grant and Bertha (Smith) Bantum. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Floyd; son, Floyd Jr.; and stepmother, Martha Bantum. Survived by children, Martha A. Johnson, Philadelphia; Noella, and husband, Brian Lallatin, Massachusetts; and Chris, and wife, Dee (Moore), Florida; grandchildren, Charles and Bishop Paul Johnson; Adrian, Kevin and Kyle Lallatin; and Adrian Moore; and daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Johnson. Hope was a member of St. Rochus Catholic Church. She graduated from Duquesne University. She worked as a teacher at St. Florian's Catholic School in United, Pa., as a caseworker for the Department of Public Welfare, and retired as an ES interviewer from the Bureau of Employment Security in Johnstown. She was well-known for her civic activities in Johnstown with many groups, including the NAACP, Birthright, the Red Cross, Pa. Human Relations Commission, and as a volunteer clown with local hospitals and children. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Moskal Funeral Home, West End, where vigil for the deceased will be held Monday afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rochus Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Amershek, celebrant. Committal, St. John's Cemetery.
KLINGER - Ruth
KLINGER - Ruth, age 88, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at the residence of her daughter in Milford, N.J. Born April 8, 1918, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of the late John C.L. and Frances M. Hart Schoeppach. Ruth was united in marriage with the Rev. Woodrow J. Klinger, Dec. 27, 1947, in Nauvoo, Pa. Ruth was a graduate of Taylor University, Upland, Ind. Mrs. Klinger is survived by four sons: David of Orangeville, Pa.; Wesley of Nazareth, Pa.; Philip of Easton, Pa.; and Luther of Central City, Pa.; two daughters, RuthEllen Bowen of Kailua, Hawaii, and Susanne LaCourte of Milford, N.J.; two sisters, Edith Clark of Lake Ann, Mich., and Florence Baker of Flint, Mich.; three brothers: Wayne Schoeppach of Swartz Creek, Mich.; Lloyd Schoeppach of Bay City, Mich.; and Louis Schoeppach of Burton, Mich.; and 15 grandchildren. Mrs. Klinger was preceded in death by her parents; husband, the Rev. Woodrow Klinger, 2004; a grandson, LCpl. Joshua Klinger, U.S. Marines, KIA 2005; two sisters, Fern Chisholm and Ellen Diehl; and four brothers: Ronald, Melvin, Max and Orval Schoeppach. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, Thursday, April 27, 2006, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday at the Liberty Valley Lutheran Parish from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel May officiating. Burial will follow at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to any of the following: Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, N.J. 08822; Gethsemane Lutheran Church, c/o Ruth Berguson, P.O. Box 9, Arnot, Pa. 16911; Siloa Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 125, Morris Run, Pa. 16939; Liberty Valley Lutheran Parish, P.O. Box 132, Liberty, Pa. 16930.
KMECAK - Elizabeth A.
KMECAK - Elizabeth A., 82, Johnstown, died April 21, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 22, 1923, in Johnstown, daughter of Carmen and Anna (Reese) Villella. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Rose Duman and Giovanna Carosella; and brother, Joseph Villella. Survived by sons, Robert L., married to Patricia (McKeown) Kmecak Jr., Johnstown, and Charles R., married to Deborah (Cooper) Kmecak, Johnstown; grandchildren, Crystal, married to Timothy Park; Shawn, Robert W. and Ross P. Kmecak; James and Ryan McAfee; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Alexander and Matthew Park and Nadiyah Kmecak; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Patrick's Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Monsignor Harold N. Biller. Friends received 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Committal, Grandview Cemetery.
LANGERHOLC - Mary K. "Mimi,"
LANGERHOLC - Mary K. "Mimi," 91, Johnstown, died April 21, 2006, at the Presbyterian Home. Born Oct. 19, 1914, in Ralphton, Pa., daughter of Martin and Anna (Bizjack) Koroshetz. Preceded in death by parents; an infant brother; and sister, Gen Cunningham. Survived by husband of 66 years, John J. Langerholc Jr.; children, John M., married to the former Marie Jo Seiler, Munich, Germany; Philip D., married to the former Sandra Bott, Johnstown; and Ann, wife of John Burgan, Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Sonya Langerholc; Philip D. Langerholc Jr., married to the former Kristine Bird; Wendy A., wife of Matthew Bucci; Elly, wife of Charles Bishop; and Bret Burgan; three great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren; also good friend, Ann Bendick. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mary was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Trojan Lodge #749 SNPJ, Slovenian Fraternal Independent Beneficial Society and NARFE #1130. At her request, visitation and service will be private. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Fund, 2917 Somerset Ave. Ext., Windber, Pa. 15963-2248. Arrangements in care of Moskal -- Kennedy Funeral Home.
LAPE - Ryan R.
LAPE - Ryan R., 21, of Windber, passed away April 22, 2006. Son of Renee (Domonkus) Berkey and stepfather, Scott J. Berkey. Arrangements by William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber. Complete obituary in Monday's paper.
RUSSELL - Clyde E.
RUSSELL - Clyde E., 70, 607 Sunset Drive, Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 21, 2006, at his home after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 5, 1935, in rural Hollidaysburg, son of the late Benjamin F. and Carrie M. (Hartman) Russell. He married Margaret J. "Peg" Wilt on June 9, 1956, at the Foot of Ten Bible Church. Mr. Russell was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Martinsburg, where he had served on the church consistory. He was currently employed as a real estate agent at Exit Realty John Hill. Previously he was employed at Harrisburg Dairies; Sani-Dairy, Johnstown; and had formerly served as a regional manager for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. Mr. Russell was a 1953 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. He enjoyed taking his grandsons hunting, horses, was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and was excellent at throwing horseshoes. He was a member of the National Rifle Association; a former member of the Altoona Association of Manufacturer's Representatives; Portage Lodge F--AM 220, Hollidaysburg; a former and past president of the Altoona Association for the Blind; and former member, past president and longtime treasurer of the Hollidaysburg Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; a son, Scott E. (wife, Connie) of Duncansville; two daughters, Bonnie L. Diehl (husband, Craig A.) of Roaring Spring, and Holly M. Tekely (husband, Mick) of Williamsburg; three grandsons: Jason Russell and Gavin and Brad Diehl; and a brother, Lloyd Bridenbaugh of Duncansville. He was preceded in death by a son, Steve A., who died March 17, 1990; a sister, Betty Garrison; and four brothers: Walt, Aden, Paul "Pete" and an infant brother. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today, April 23, 2006, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Church of Christ. Private interment at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to St. John's United Church of Christ or to your favorite local charity.
RUSSO - Mary (Rafferty)
RUSSO - Mary (Rafferty), 90, Johnstown, died April 21, 2006. Member Our Mother of Sorrows Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, the Very Rev. Paul E. Turnbull, VF. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum.
SCHOENFELD - Sigmund R. "Gig"
SCHOENFELD - Sigmund R. "Gig," 49, of Portage, died April 21, 2006, at home. Born May 15, 1956, in Johnstown, son of Norman "Nonnie" and Louise (Bismark) Schoenfeld. Preceded in death by father and brother, David. Survived by his mother of Richland; children, Jason and Jennifer, both of Summerhill; seven grandchildren; and special friend and companion, Shirley Moschgat. Brother of Benjamin (Sue), Portage; Sidney (Linda), Summerhill; and Tina (Jay) Delonga, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Friends received from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Portage, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Father Walter J. Moll officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
STRAYER - Attorney R. Thomas "Thom"
STRAYER - Attorney R. Thomas "Thom," 77, South Fork, passed away April 22, 2006, at home. Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Johnstown, son of the late Ralph and Claire (McKernan) Strayer. Preceded in death by sisters, Anne Weiss and Helen Cole. Survived by wife, Edna (Pile) "Polly" Strayer; brother-in-law, Richard Weiss, Richland Township; and adopted son, Jeffery Sterner, D.C., Oakland. Graduate of University of Pittsburgh, also the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Served with the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps. Member of Cambria County Bar Association, Pa. Bar Association and American Bar Association. He was the former executive officer of the Home Builders Association of the Alleghenies. Former solicitor of Richland Township. He was actively engaged in the practice of law in the Johnstown area since 1959. He was a life member of the NRA. He was in the Daisytown Sportsmen's Club and South Fork Hunting Club. He was a member of Pleasant Valle Hunting Club, Johnstown Rod and Gun Club and Ocean City Marlin Club. Past president of Cambria County Federation of Sportsmen. He was certified Coast Guard captain of recreational vessels. He was an avid sportsman, along with his wife, and they traveled extensively pursing the outdoors. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., Monsignor Michal A. Becker officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to Windber Hospice.
TUREK - Robert F.
TUREK - Robert F., 80, of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord April 19, 2006. Born May 6, 1925, in Johnstown. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mary Ann (Culliton) Turek; wife, Frances (Goldberg); and sister, Irene Helsel. Survived by brother, C. Edward, and wife, Kathleen Turek; and sons, David, and wife, Becky; Robert A. "Tony"; Ronald M.; and Charles, and wife, Elaine; also nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Lifelong member of St. Columba Catholic Church, where he served as an altar boy. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Moskal Funeral Home, West End, where vigil for the deceased will be held Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Columba Catholic Church, the Franciscan Friars, OFM, Conv., celebrant. Committal, Benshoff Hill Cemetery.
Belva M. (Henderson) Starkey
STARKEY – Belva M. (Henderson), RN, 60, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at EMH Regional Medical Center, in Avon, Ohio.
Isabel Cecelia Ferris Wolfe
WOLFE – Isabel Cecelia Ferris, 95, died Dec. 1, 2013.
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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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