The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 1, 2007

Obituaries 02/02/2007


BELLACK - Julia, 84, formerly of Cambria City, died Jan. 31, 2007, at home. Born July 22, 1922, in Johnstown, daughter of Frank and Anna (Pollock) Saltys. Preceded in death by parents and husband, Joseph, in 1966. Survived by children, Marian Bellack, Johnstown; and Joseph Bellack, Greensburg; sisters, Camilla Saltys and Sophie Hodos; and brother, John Saltys, all of Johnstown. Lifetime member and choir member of SS. Casimir -- Emerich Church. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at SS. Casimir -- Emerich Church, the Rev. Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv. All family and friends will meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SS. Casimir -- Emerich Church Building Fund or WKYE 12 Wishes of Christmas, 109 Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Johnstown, Pa. 15905, in her memory.

CASSIDY - Gertrude M.

CASSIDY - Gertrude M., 96, Johnstown, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Nov. 13, 1910, in Johnstown, daughter of George and Anna (Yeager) Alberter. Preceded in death by parents; daughters, Roseanne Cassidy and Jeanne (Cassidy) Napolitan; son, Thomas Michael; granddaughter, Mary Jean Lynch; grandson, Matthew T. Findley; great-grandson, Adam M. Lynch; brothers, Alphonse, Leo and Norbert; and sisters, Sr. M. Agnella and Sr. M. Norbert. Survived by loving children, Mary, wife of Eugene Lynch, Johnstown; Judy, wife of Joseph Rozich, Johnstown; Trudy, wife of James Hanley, Downers Grove, Ill.; Frances, wife of William Findley, Johnstown; John Paul, married to former Linda Slusser, Johnstown; Robert, married to former Doris Wolfhope, Johnstown; Jo Ellen, wife of Ivan Tipley, Fort Pierce, Fla.; and James D., married to former Marsha Polster, Sewickley. Also survived by sister, Sr. M. Ernestine C.D.P., Pittsburgh; son-in-law, Richard A. Napolitan; and special companions, Kathy Boyts and Victoria Hoover. Mrs. Cassidy, a.k.a. Mother Gert to all who knew and loved her, was the grandmother of 38 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 46. Member of Immaculate Conception Altar and Rosary Society, where she was actively involved sharing her handmade items for sale at church functions up until the age of 90. Proud member of TOPS Pa. 388, Johnstown, where she was a mother figure and inspiration to all. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Immaculate Conception Church. Funeral service will be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Balestino. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held Sunday. Committal, church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, Pa. 15510, or the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 308 Broad St., Johnstown Pa. 15906, in memory of Gertrude Alberter Cassidy.

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