ANGUS – Robert Eugene
ANGUS – Robert Eugene, of Johnstown, died Jan. 21, 2007, on his 75th birthday. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Valley Grace Brethren Church, Route 56, past Armagh, performed by pastor Norris Mason. A luncheon will be served at the church after the service.
BARCZAK – Eugene A.
BARCZAK – Eugene A., 74, Johnstown, died Feb. 6, 2007, at home. Born Nov. 18, 1932, in Johnstown, son of Francis M. and Sophie L. (Kowal) Barczak. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Dolores Miller; and brothers, Edward J. Thomas and Leonard Barczak. Brother of Theresa Fogel, Johnstown; Eleanor Pristow, Florida; Mary Griffith, Johnstown; Helen Mobley, Texas; and Frank Barczak, Johnstown. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. A retired maintenance employee of the Greater Johnstown School District and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Eugene was an avid fisherman. A member of First Russian-American Federation and SS. Casimir & Emerich Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Franciscan Friars OFM Conv. Committal, St. Casimir Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held Friday evening. Family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate to SS. Casimir & Emerich Church renovation fund in memory of Eugene Barczak.
BLOUGH – Donald Vernon
BLOUGH – Donald Vernon, 76, Johnstown, died Feb. 7, 2007, at Windber Hospice. Born March 14, 1930, in Johnstown, son of late Lloyd A. and Lillian L. (Miller) Blough. Preceded in death by sister, Mary Wentz, and stepson, M. Sgt. James Miller. Survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Louise (Hesketh), and these children: Donald Blough Jr. and wife, Tina (Carino), and Deborah Miranda, both of Johnstown; Robert Blough, and wife, Peggy (Rullman), Irwin; Diane (Miller), wife of Jim Unger, York; Vicky (Miller), wife of Kent Copenhaver, Dover, Pa.; Dale Miller, and wife, Sandra (Faust), York; Sgt. Jeffrey Miller, and wife, Meg (Bartlett), U.S. Army, Hawaii; Kimberly (Miller), wife of Tim McQuaide, Johnstown; Robert Miller, and Carol of Akron, Ohio; and William Miller of Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Member of Walnut Grove Church of the Brethen. Mr. Blough was employed as an inspector at the wire mill of Bethlehem Steel Corp. At the request of the family, there will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, send donations in his name to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. Arrangements are entrusted to the Geisel Funeral Home, 734 Bedford St., Dale.
COLEMAN – Aretha
COLEMAN – Aretha “Pig,” 35, Johnstown, passed from this life Jan. 31, 2007. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Moskal Funeral Home, West End. Homegoing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 401 Pine St., Johnstown, the Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Johnson Sr. officiating. Committal, Richland Cemetery.
COMISKEY – Victoria G.
COMISKEY – Victoria G., 90, Johnstown, died Feb. 8, 2007, at Allegheny Lutheran Home of Johnstown. Born Jan. 11, 1917, in Conemaugh, Pa., daughter of George and Regina (Hornick) Rosenbaum. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Joseph E. Comiskey; son, Eugene Comiskey; sisters, Josephine Freidhoff, Elizabeth Freidhoff, Anna Emmerling and Clementine Rosenbaum; and brothers, Leo, Raymond and Robert Rosenbaum. Survived by children, Kathleen, married to George Belin of Florida; Gregory Comiskey of Johnstown; Christine, married to Thomas Dietz of Ohio; and Mark Comiskey of Pittsburgh. Also survived by grandchildren, Karena (Belin) Howard, George and Eric Belin and Alicia and Michele Dietz; and great-grandchildren, Emily, Tyler and Olivia Belin, Philip, Brayden and Reese Howard, and Alexander, Andrew, Peter and Daniel Belin. Sister of Bernadine Temple of California and James Rosenbaum of Conemaugh. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Retired in 1970 as a registered nurse with the obstetrics/matenity ward of the former Mercy Hospital. Member of the Retired Nursing Association, Senior Citizen’s Volunteer RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and Cambria County Library. Victoria also volunteered her services as an RN for numerous health clinics and screenings. She also volunteered for the Heritage Center during the 1989 Centennial Celebration. Formerly an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she worked many festivals and events and where she was a member of the Rosary/Altar Society. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Gualbert Cathedral, the Rev. Monsignor George B. Flinn. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Allegheny Lutheran Home of Johnstown, 807 Goucher St., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, in memory of Victoria Comiskey.
DELUSA – Joyce A.
DELUSA – Joyce A., 47, of Johnstown, died Feb. 7, 2007, at her residence. Born Feb. 20, 1959, in Johnstown, daughter of Joseph and Sophie (Zelek) Mihelic. Preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents, Michael and Angeline Zelek; paternal grandparents, Louis and Louise Mihelic; father-in-law, Nunzio Delusa; and brother-in-law, Robert A. Delusa. She is survived by her husband, Dale R. Delusa; daughter, Ashley A., who was the light of her life; sister, Michele, wife of Doug Smith; brother, Bryon, married to the former Melanie Skelly; and mother-in-law, Jean Delusa, all of Johnstown. Also survived by sister-in-law, Jean (Delusa) Andrews, and husband, Sam, Georgia; Joanne (Delusa) Stevens, and companion, Francis Waddell; Patti (Delusa) Daugherty and Cheryl (Koval) Delusa, all of Johnstown; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Formerly employed by Moskal Realty. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where a prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Robert Ruston officiating. Committal service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Joyce will be sadly missed by family and friends who loved her deeply. Rest in peace sweet Joyce.
LEGGE – Jerilyn
LEGGE – Jerilyn, 51, Johnstown, died Feb. 7, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center, Main Campus. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. William Pieringer. Interment, Bethel Cemetery. Jerilyn’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Barb and Jackie for all the special care in her time of need.
MISHLER – Cora M.
MISHLER – Cora M., 98, of the Somerset Pike, passed away Feb. 8, 2007. Arrangements by William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber. Complete obituary in Saturday’s paper.
MURIN – Dolores
MURIN – Dolores “Tootsie,” 76, Richland Township, died Feb. 8, 2007, at home. Born June 16, 1930, in Johnstown, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Durica) Murin. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Rosemary; and brother, Stephen Murin. Survived by sisters, Margaret Martinec, Helen Picklo and Theresa Fulir, all of Johnstown; and Eleanor Dierling of Summerhill; and brothers, Thomas Murin of South Fork, and Albert Murin of Johnstown. Member of St. Clair of Assisi Chapel, where funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Leo Arnone. Committal, SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Home Nursing Agency, 118 Ebony Road, Suite 200, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931.
PRESTON – Jennifer J.
PRESTON – Jennifer J., 61, Johnstown, died Feb. 7, 2007, at Laurel Crest Manor. Born Jan. 14, 1946, in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of late Charles and Elsie (Roberts) Kershaw. Survived by husband, Dewey; children, Janey Kershaw-Gibbs, New York; Brenda, married to Mario Chinchilla, Utah; Irene, married to Brian Bernard, New Jersey; Mario Diaz, and fiancee, Monica Spellman, and Penny, married to Edward Harris, both of Johnstown; sister, Penny Hood, New York; and 11 grandchildren. Member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Father Doug Blakelock. Interment, Oak Cemetery. Arrangements by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home.
ROBEL – Fred A., Jr.
ROBEL – Fred A., Jr., 86, Richland Township, died Feb. 8, 2007, at Windber Hospice. Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Johnstown, son of Fred A. Sr. and Electa (Strayer) Robel. Preceded in death by his parents, and son, Fred A. III. He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Robinson; daughter, Daryl, wife of Robert Silk, California; grandchildren, Lawana, Faith and Fred IV; and three great-grandchildren. Fred also is survived by brothers, Rayford, married to the former Janet Watkins, Maryland, and Wayne, married to the former Betty Stover, Florida. Fred was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church, Dale; Greater Johnstown Lodge 538, F&AM; Tall Cedars; and Jaffa Mosque, Altoona; Fred was part of the Robel Construction Company. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a Masonic funeral service at 7 p.m., at The Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Charles Shaffer officiating. Entombment, Richland Mausoleum.
SHAFFER – William C.
SHAFFER – William C., 90, of Bethany Place, died Feb. 6, 2007, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 26, 1916, in White Township, son of Frank and Elizabeth C. (Yohe) Shaffer. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 66 years, Ruth M.; sisters, Esther Nibert, Genevieve Blakely Nibert and Martha Fogarty; and brothers, Orren, Arthur and Quinley “Mike.” Survived by sons, William C. Shaffer Jr., and wife, Barbara, Indiana, and James H. Shaffer, Wilmington, Del; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and brother, Martin L. of Florida. Mr. Shaffer was a leading member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Indiana. He was employed by the R&P; Coal Co. and was co-owner of the Colver Water Co. for 14 years before retirement. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1496 Indian Springs Road, Indiana, the Rev. Robert Hoffman officiating. Interment, Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity in memory of William. www.bowserminich.com.
SKOVENSKY – Agatha Marie
SKOVENSKY – Agatha Marie, “Toots” (Pollino), 69, Johnstown, died Feb. 7, 2007, at Golden Living Center, Richland. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, the Rev. Leo F. Arnone. Friends received 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, corner of Jackson and Locust streets. Committal, St. Joseph Cemetery.
SMAJDA – Gladys M.
SMAJDA – Gladys M. “Dolly,” 77, Johnstown, died Feb. 6, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 5, 1929, in Johnstown, daughter of Anslem and Anna (Vogel) Farabaugh. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Elizabeth Farabaugh, Dorothy McLaughlin, Rita Betz and Helen Wise; brothers, Clair, Martin and Clement “Tim” Farabaugh; and stepson, Gregory Smajda. Survived by husband, John Smajda, Johnstown. Sister of Mary Agnes Benford, Cecelia Sherman, wife of Howard, and Leona Flynn, all of Johnstown. Also survived by these special nieces and nephews, Tom Sherman, Sue Little, Dennis Sherman, Don Sherman, Kathy Crisafulli, Sherry Gazze and Colleen Sherman; stepdaughter, Johnna Marysk; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Former employee of J.C. Penney Co. and Johnstown Cable T.V. Member of Austrian Hall and St. Therese Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Bernard Karmonocky OFM. Committal, Grandview Mausoleum. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held Thursday.
STEVENS – Ann C.
STEVENS – Ann C., 77, of Ocean City, N.J., passed away Feb. 7, 2007, at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House, N.J. Formerly lived in Johnstown, where she was born. She had been a resident of Ocean City for 22 years. Surviving are: her husband, Telford I. Stevens Sr. of Ocean City; daughter, Deborah A. Yoder, and her husband, Danny, of Ocean City; son, Ted Stevens Jr. of Seoul, South Korea; six grandchildren, Shawn, Christie, Chad, Todd, Amanda and Nicole; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Kendall and Rose Rita Harcher, both of Cleveland; Donna Telgarsky and Connie Mock, both of Johnstown; and brother, Bernard Crossen of Johnstown. She was the beloved mother of the late Dorothy Stevens. A Catholic prayer service will be offered at noon Saturday at The Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Ave., Ocean City, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. The family suggests those who desire send memorial contributions to Magnolia Adult Care Center, in care of Court House Convalescent Center, 144 Magnolia Ave., Cape May Court House, N.J. 08210. E-mail condolences to www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.
STUPI – Mrs. Joan G.
STUPI – Mrs. Joan G. “Gen” (Carnell), 91, Beaverdale, died Feb. 6, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 4, 1915, in Lloydale, daughter of Salvatore and Caroline (Salvo) Carnell. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Joseph “Duke,” who died Nov. 15, 2004; grandson, Samuel Jr.; brothers, William Salvatore and Samuel; and sisters, Anna, Grace Distefano, Mary Plishka, Carmella Rizzo and Elaina Lovetro. Survived by sons, Samuel J., married to the former Veronica Liptak, Lakeworth, Fla.; and William M., married to the former Linda Weilandics, Elizabeth, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A member of Holy Spirit Parish and past vice president of the former St. Agnes Ladies Guild. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale, where vigil for the deceased will be held Friday afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Church, Father Albert Ledoux, celebrant. Committal, St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Beaverdale.
ZONIN – Mary
ZONIN – Mary, 93, Johnstown, died Feb. 8, 2007. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Moskal Funeral Home, West End. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at SS. Casimir-Emerich Catholic Church. Complete obituary will be in Sunday’s newspaper.
CLARK – Donald F., 11 a.m., Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd.
HAMER – Grace Virginia, 11 a.m., Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 100 Arbutus Ave. Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland.
KEENER – James R. “Kansas,” 8:30 p.m., Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.
PRESTON – Jennifer J., 11 a.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. John Henderson Co. Funeral Home.
REPKO – Andrew L., 11 a.m., Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber.
ROHLINGER – Mrs. Anna M., 10 a.m., SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Chuch, Windber. Meek and Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber.
SMAJDA – Gladys M. “Dolly,” 11 a.m., St. Therese Catholic Church. Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street.
ST. CLAIR – John E., 11 a.m., Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence.
THOMAS – Margaret, 10 a.m., Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street.
ANGUS – Robert Eugene
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Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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