The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 6, 2007

Obituaries 03/07/2007

BUFFENMYER - John Lawrence

BUFFENMYER - John Lawrence "Larry," 69, Southmont, died March 3, 2007, at Select Specialty Hospital. Friends received from 10 a.m. until hour of memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.


GALAGAZA - Olga M., 76, formerly of Johnstown, died March 1, 2007, in Washington, Pa. Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Alliquippa, daughter of George and Milka (Manojlovich) Milanovich. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Mark Galagaza; sisters, Mileva Vidovich and Helen Catalina; and brothers, George, Robert and Mitchell Milanovich. Survived by these children: Joseph, married to the former Melissa Paich, Houston, Texas; Milana, married to Paul Sopko, Washington, Pa.; Mark D., married to the former Vesna Arezina, and Nadine Weaver, both of Houston, Texas; and Christopher Galagaza; also survived by grandchildren, Filip and Katarina Galagaza; Chelsea and Nicole Sopko; Stefan, Jovan and Jelena Galagaza; Matthew, Alexandra and Benjamin Weaver. A sister of Nada Valarik, Natrona Heights; and Ann Milanovich, Rochester. Olga loved her family and loved dedicating her time to many events and organizations of the church. She was past president of the Kolo, former director of Shadeland Serbian Orthodox Church Camp, and a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church. Friends received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where a brief service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, the Very Rev. Adam Yonitch. Interment, St. Petka Cemetery. Pomen will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

GAMBLE - Iva Winona

GAMBLE - Iva Winona, 83, Bolivar, died March 5, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Fairfield Township, son of the late Walter J. and Jessie M. (Baird) Henderson. Member of Bolivar United Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker. Member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, Lane Gamble, and wife, Gwen, Bolivar; three daughters, Leta Smith, and husband, Charles, Glenshaw; Lucinda Lichtenfels, and husband, Joseph; and Lucetta Barbus, and husband, Terry, all of Robinson; six grandchildren, Jessica Gamble, Dana Adams, Jared Gamble, Scott Lichtenfels, Lee Barbus and Ian Barbus; and two great grandchildren, Caleb Lichtenfels and Kaelyn Adams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Gamble; a brother, Walter Wayne Gamble; and a sister, Threasa McClure. Burial, Fort Palmer Cemetery. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, 536 Market Street, Bolivar, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Pastor James Sunseri.

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