The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

August 13, 2006

Obituaries 08/14/2006


CERNANSKY - John, 80, Conemaugh, Pa., died Aug. 12, 2006, at Windber Hospital. Born July 19, 1926, in Johnstown, son of Michael and Mary (Makuchan) Cernansky. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Janet Bloom. Survived by wife, the former Vivian Kralik, and these children: James E. Cernansky, North Carolina; Carol A. Cernansky, Colorado; Lawrence M., married to the former Remedio Mellon, Johnstown; Donald J. Cernansky, Virginia; John P., married to the former Wendy J. Wingard, Salix; and Mary Ann, wife of Brent Lewis, Washington, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A brother of Robert Cernansky, Johnstown. Also survived by uncles, Paul Cernansky, Florida, and Peter Cernansky, Baden, Pa. Retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Johnstown. Korean War veteran, having served with the 24th Infantry Division. A member of Post 155 VFW and St. Stephen Catholic Church. Friends received from 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, until funeral service at 10 a.m., the Rev. Andrew Stanko. Committal, Grandview Cemetery.

GORZELSKY - Elizabeth

GORZELSKY - Elizabeth, 80, of Johnstown, died Aug. 13, 2006. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moskal Funeral Home, West End, where Funeral Service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Complete obituary in Tuesday's newspaper.

MATCHO - Mrs. Julia

MATCHO - Mrs. Julia, 101, Arbutus Manor, formerly of Windber, died Aug. 13, 2006, at the manor. Arrangements by Hugh W. Marron Funeral Home, Windber, are incomplete. Full obituary in Tuesday's paper.

NOVOTNY - Mildred C.

NOVOTNY - Mildred C., 88, of Portage, died Aug. 13, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 2, 1918, in Cassandra, daughter of Joseph Sr. and Anna (Spinner) Novotny. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Anna Koehler, Mary Hagan and Julia Mocadlo; and brothers, Charles, Joseph, John, Albert and Stephen. Survived by niece, Elizabeth "Betty," and husband, Joseph Mandichak; great-niece and nephew, JoBeth and Michael; great-great-niece and nephew, Corey and Lauren; also nieces, Gerri Lynn, and husband, Hezekiah Phillips, and Linda, and husband, Tony Mastaler Jr.; great-niece and nephew, Jocelyn, Jude and Jason Mastaler; nieces, Maryann Zakrzwski and Louise Talko; longtime friend, Ann Fetchkan; and many other special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly. She was the last surviving member of the Novotny family. Worked at several shoe and clothing factories in the Portage area and organized the first ladies garment union in the area. Member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Portage. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Dennis C. Beck Funeral Home, Portage, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church, Portage, the Rev. Walter Moll. Committal in St. Mary's Cemetery, Portage.

OGILVIE - Jean G. (Moyer)

OGILVIE - Jean G. (Moyer), 78, of Boswell (Boswoods), formerly of Bedford and Cumberland, Md., died Aug. 12, 2006, at Somerset Hospital. Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Colton, W.Va., daughter of William J. and Sidna Ann (Kyle) Moyer. Preceded in death by parents; husband, David M., Jan. 15, 1990; grandson, James Ogilvie; and numerous sisters and brothers. Survived by sons, David W., Cumberland, Md.; Roger M., married to Kathleen Cray, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and James M., at home; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, William, Cumberland, Md.; and pet cat, "Goozy Baz." Former deacon at the Bedford Presbyterian Church and past member of the Bedford Lioness Club. Member of the auxiliaries to the Boswell Volunteer Fire Department and the Boswell American Legion. Jean enjoyed bowling and cooking. No visitation or services. Memorials may be given to "In Touch" Hospice, 223 S. Pleasant Ave., Suite 103, or the American Cancer Society, 168 W. Union St., both in Somerset, Pa. 15501. Arrangements in charge of the Hoffman Funeral Homes -- Cremation Services.

SCOTT - William

SCOTT - William, age 79, Ebensburg, died Aug. 13, 2006, at HAIDA Manor. Born March 18, 1927, in Westover, son of Lawrence and Edna Mae (Hill) Scott. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Carrie Nihart; four brothers; and two sisters. Survived by these children: Rosemary, wife of Michael Barnhart, Ebensburg; Jack, married to the former Cathy Kim, Ebensburg; Jim, married to the former Deborah Dishart, Georgia; Barb Thomas, Twin Rocks; and Bryan, Butler; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Brother of Ronald, Oregon; James, Maine; Helen Karolchik, Mount Airy, Md.; Margaret Freidhof, Munster; Marion Tober, Patton; and Carol McConnell, Conway. Retired from Bethlehem Steel Mills, Johnstown. Army veteran of World War II. Member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Nanty Glo. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 p.m. until time of services at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg, Pastor Ken officiating. Committal, EUB Cemetery, Belsano.

SMITH - David C.

SMITH - David C., 49, Northern Cambria, died Aug. 12, 2006, at Altoona Regional Medical Center. Born May 7, 1957, in Spangler, son of James C. and Alice I. Smith. Preceded in death by parents; grandson, Jacob Matthew Hill; an infant brother; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Smith. Survived by these children: Brigette Smith, David A. Smith and Erik Smith, all of Northern Cambria, and grandchildren, Cane and Paige Smith and Nathan Hill. Also survived by former wife, Judy Smith, Patton. Brother of James C. (Delca), Cherry Tree; Mary Tiger, Northern Cambria; Dan (Janet), Hastings; Ken (Mel), Northern Cambria; Chris (Dee), Northern Cambria; and Shirley (Fred) Hauzie, Clymer. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Member of UMWA, District 2, Local 1609. Former employee of Barnes -- Tucker Coal Co. 24B, retired from Tanoma Coal Co. Smitty loved to hunt and fish. He just returned from a fishing trip to Canada with his sons, brothers and cousins. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Pastor Marty Cartmell officiating. Interment, Uniontown Cemetery.

STOPKO -?Anna Marie (Horwath)

STOPKO -?Anna Marie (Horwath), 73, of Windber, went to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2006. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Leonard E. Voytek, VF. Committal, St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Windber. Friends received from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, and where vigil for the deceased will be held.

VOSS - Dorothy V.

VOSS - Dorothy V., 85, Jamestown, Portage Township, died Aug. 11, 2006, at home. Born March 13, 1921, in Munster Township, the daughter of Louis and Julia (Chernisky) Spinner. Preceded in death by parents; husband, John G. Voss; brother, Joseph Spinner; and sisters, Anna Deskevich, Mildred Repko, Julia Willebran and Mary Sobotka. Survived by children, Dorothy A., wife of Richard Thompson, Arizona; John J. Voss, Francis W. Voss and Stephen M. Voss, all of Portage; Stephanie K., wife of Charles Chuck Onder Sr., Lilly; and Marie T., wife of James S. Gailey, Cresson. Also survived by grandchildren, Jason Thompson, Arizona; Ann Gorzelsky, New Florence; Shawn Voss, Altoona; Jennifer M. Stancovich, Portage; Charles K. Onder Jr., Lilly; and Melissa M. Gailey and Michelle M. Gailey, both of Cresson; and four great-grandchildren. Sister of Stephen Spinner, Altoona, and George Spinner, Cresson. Dorothy enjoyed being a secretary for the Office of Aging and being a foster grandparent for the Portage Area School District. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Mark A. Serenko Funeral Home, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Portage, Father Ronald V. Osinski, celebrant. Committal in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

YAHNERT - Donald Wayne Sr.

YAHNERT - Donald Wayne Sr., 75, Nanty Glo, died Aug. 12, 2006, at his daughter, Sandy's, residence. Born May 22, 1931, in Ebensburg, son of the late William and Viola (Rager) Yahnert. Preceded in death by first wife, Rose (Weimer) Yahnert; second wife, Mary (Wentz) Yahnert; and 12 brothers and sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving children, Donald Yahnert Jr., and wife, Leona; Daniel Yahnert, and wife, Chris; Robert Yahnert, and wife, Crystal; Cindy Wagner; Sandy Evans, and husband, William; Duane Wentz, and wife, Rhonda; Dave Wentz; Billy Wentz; Sue, and husband, Jack; and Mary Jo Lowmaster, and husband, Tim; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; friend and companion, Marion Evans. Member of the First Christian Church, Ebensburg, and the UMWA Local 1368, Ebensburg. Retired from the Bethlehem Coal Mines. Army veteran, served in the Korean War. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo, and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services are 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Ebensburg, the Rev. Frank Brosius officiating. Interment to follow in Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg. Military services will be conducted by the local veterans organizations Tuesday at the church.

Today's Funerals

CONRAD -?Alice L., 1 p.m., Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto. Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville.

DAVIS - Anna J., 8:45 a.m. service at Henderson-Makuchan Funeral Home, 434 First St., Conemaugh, and continuing immediately at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church.

FREEDMAN - Nora R. (Crocco), 10 a.m., St. Therese Catholic Church. Moskal Funeral Home, West End.

GEISEL - Rose M., 10 a.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church. Geisel Funeral Home, Dale.

HABERKORN - Ruth Charmaine, 1 p.m., Geisel-Devlin Memorial Chapel, Dale.

KULBAK -?Mary Louise (Komara) (Kulback), 12:30 p.m., Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Moskal Funeral Home, West End.

KUPETZ - Vada, 3 p.m., Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria.

MONTEITH - James R., 1 p.m., Hoffman Funeral Home -- Cremation Services, Davidsville.

WEAVERLING -?John M., 10:30 a.m., Jack H. Geisel Funeral Home, Pleasantville.

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