CASTIGLIONE – Andrew V. Jr.
CASTIGLIONE – Andrew V. Jr., 54, of Johnstown, died June 17, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center. Funeral arrangements by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, are incomplete at this time. Full obituary will run later this week.
EDMISTON – Athalene A.
EDMISTON – Athalene A., 85, Davidsville, died June 17, 2007, at Laurel View Village. Born March 25, 1922, in Fairfield Township, daughter of the late John and Emma (Miller) Hofecker. Preceded in death by husband, Calvin B. “Ben” Edmiston Sr., and five sisters and eight brothers. Survived by son, Calvin B. “Ben” Edmiston Jr., and wife, Cheryl, Utica, N.Y.; grandchildren, Dawn, married to Dr. Chris Strasser, Somerset, and Michelle Richards, Church Hill, Md.; sister, Mary Alter, Bolivar; and sister-in-law, Marcine Edmiston, Erie. Athalene retired from Bestform in 1982 and was a lifelong deaconess of the Morrellville Church of the Brethren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Chandler Avenue. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Morrellville Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Manges officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Morrellville Church of the Brethren.
GALICZYNSKI – Mary Ann
GALICZYNSKI – Mary Ann, 89, Northern Cambria, died June 17, 2007, at Rebekah Manor, Northern Cambria. Born Nov. 1, 1917, in Emeigh, the daughter of Joseph and Eva (Sperak) Kaminsky. Preceded in death by parents; husband, John Galiczynski; son, Walter Galiczynski; and brothers, Michael and John Kranik, and Andrew, Stanley, Joe and Frank Kaminsky. Survived by sons, John Galiczynski, Port Allegheny, and Edward Galiczynski, married to former Carolyn Artley, Northern Cambria; grandchildren, Mark (Stacy), Dubois; Ed Jr. (Heather), Cleveland, Ohio; Ryan, Northern Cambria; Jack, Sharon, Charlene, Carol Ann and Carrie Ann, all of New Jersey; also six great-grandchildren. Sister of Ann Onesky, Michigan; Helen Fayak, Commodore; and Margaret Zatorsky, Marsteller. Member of former Christ the King Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and Northern Cambria Senior Citizens Center. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prince of Peace Church. Committal, St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Aseracare Hospice, Regency Square, Old Route 220, Suite 203, Altoona, Pa. 16602.
KASCHALK – Mildred (Verbonitz)
KASCHALK – Mildred (Verbonitz), 96, of Nanty Glo, passed away June 18, 2007. Born Nov. 13, 1910, in Carlin, Pa., daughter of the late George and Theresa (Verbanac) Verbonitz. Preceded in death by husband, Martin J. Kaschalk; brothers, George and Anthony; sisters, Catherine, Barbara, Anna and Helen; and son-in-law, Anthony Licastro. Survived by children, Ann Licastro, James (Wanda), Martin (Judy), Henry (Marylee), Teresa (Joseph) Horgas, Suzanne (David) Hanson and Francis (Carol). Also survived by loving grandchildren, Mark, James (Linda), Keith (Laura), Patrick, Kelly (Adam), Martin Jr., Michele (Jim), Jeffrey (Jennifer), Leigh (Allen), Daniel (Christine), Nicole (Howard), Matthew, David, Katie, Erin (fiance, Jason), Sarah, Christian, Adam (Linda) and Brian; and loving great-grandchildren, Braden, Ryan, Rachel, Nicholas, Chelsea, Ryan, Joseph, Jessica, Sean, Sydney, Gavin, Andrew, Shane, Jacob, Nicholas, Colin, Paul, Trent, Christopher, Nicholas, Connor and Logan. Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nanty Glo, and its Altar & Rosary Society. Mildred was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, who was the epitome of love and selflessness. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where vigil prayer service will be held that evening. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Rev. David S. Peles, celebrant. Committal, St. Charles Cemetery, Twin Rocks. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church/School Fund.
KRUMENAKER – Michael D.
KRUMENAKER – Michael D., 80, Lilly, died June 17, 2007. Arrangements by Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home. Complete obituary in Thursday’s paper.
MANGIERI – Rosalia Sara (DeMartino)
MANGIERI – Rosalia Sara (DeMartino), 82, of New Kensington, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at 6:15 a.m. in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Aug. 14, 1924, to the late Vincenzo and Maddalena (Torre) DeMartino. She was a homemaker and had lived in the New Kensington area all her life. Member of Mount St. Peter’s Church, New Kensington, and its Addolorata Society. She enjoyed artwork, reading and bowling. Survivors include a son, William (Nancy) Mangieri, Tallmadge, Ohio; daughter, Marie (Edward) Olshefski, Johnstown; granddaughter, Lisa Olshefski, Johnstown; and brother, Robert DeMartino, Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Frank G. Mangieri, 1999; and a sister in infancy. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the John F. Krupa Funeral Home Inc., 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington, Pa. Prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mount St. Peter’s Church, New Kensington. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901.
McADAMS – Felicia (Hajduk)
McADAMS – Felicia (Hajduk), 64, of Johnstown, died June 15, 2007, at Windber Medical Center. She was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of John “Jaka” and Helen (Smithro) Hajduk. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, David; sisters, Mary Ann Kost, Joan Dolan and Margaret Medvesky; brother-in-law, James Dolan; nephew, James Dolan; and a special friend, Tom Pavlick. She is survived by her brother, John “Butch” Hajduk, married to the former Darlene Bulich, East Conemaugh; sister, Theresa “Tessie,” wife of Eugene Smith, Portage; brothers-in-law, James Medvesky, East Conemaugh, and Michael Kost, Bon Air; nieces and nephews, Paula, wife of Rick Dawson, East Conemaugh; John Dolan, Somerset; Joan Gomulka, and fiance, David Zajdel, both of East Taylor Township; David Dolan, and fiancee, Carmen, Gainesville, Fla.; John Hajduk, married to the former Eve Flook, Mineral Point; Kelly Dolan, wife of Stanley “Butch” Brozik, Mount Morris, Pa.; and Dan, Kathy and Andrew Dolan, all of Somerset; great-nieces and -nephews, John, Billy and Brent Kinley; Hope Goodman; Michael and Timothy Dolan; and Marcus Hart; great-great-niece and -nephew, Cheyenne and John Walker Goodman; and special friends, Susan, wife of Christopher Pellow, and their children, Michael and Nicole Pellow; Ginger Stephenson; and Dorothy “Dot” Delozier; Janet and David Pavlo; and many friends at the towers and at Mom’s Market. Felicia participated in a Bible study group at Vine Street Towers. She was an avid Steelers and Pitt Panthers fan. Felicia will be remembered as a loving sister, aunt and a caring friend to many. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Capt. Timothy Hinzman of the Salvation Army will be officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to either the American Cancer Society, Central Region, Cambria Unit, 351 Budfield St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or to the family in memory of Felicia, and as Felicia would say, “God bless.”
MOORE – Betty (Chappell)
MOORE – Betty (Chappell), 77, of Nanty Glo, passed away June 16, 2007. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nanty Glo United Methodist Church.
PARSONS – Emily T.
PARSONS – Emily T., age 91, formerly of Moxham, Pa., passed away June 14, 2007, at the Fulton County Medical Center. She was born June 26, 1915, in Johnstown, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Michalina Tur. Emily is survived by one daughter, Janice Robart of Guilford, Conn., and one son, Van Parsons of Alexandria, Va. She is also survived by one grandson, E. William Robart of Vermont;, one great-granddaughter, Megan Robart of Vermont; one sister-in-law, Margaret Tur of Johnstown; one nephew, Robert Giesey of Maryland; and a special friend, Elsie Kautz of Johnstown. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Michalina Tur; her husband, Robert Parsons, who passed in 1982; and one daughter, Bonnie Parsons. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Walter Tur, and two sisters, Stella Giesey and Helen Tur. At Emily’s request, burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
REAM – Albert J.
REAM – Albert J. “A.J.,” 90, of Richland, died June 16, 2007, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born March 31, 1917, in Johnstown, son of Albert J. Sr. and Susan (Burns) Ream. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, James; and sisters, Genevieve Sheridan, Katherine Reiser and Mary Louise Stutzman. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, the former Charlotte Pfefferl, and these children: Kathleen, wife of Dennis Murray, Johnstown; Michael, married to Judy Weaver, New Jersey; Constance, wife of Frank Tucci, Sarasota, Fla.; Albert, married to Vicky Tyler, Gaithersburg, Md.; Patrick, married to Julie Dennin, Wenona, N.J.; Robert, married to Kandice Walsh, Austin, Texas; Christopher, married to Yoko Takahashi, New York, N.Y.; and Jeffrey, married to Teresa Glasl, Emporium, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 4 3⁄4 great-grandchildren. A.J. was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, where he sang in the men’s choir and was a member of the church bowling league. A WWII Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater, A.J. was a member of VFW Menoher Post 155 and the Geistown-Richland Lions Club. He loved to be outdoors and especially loved to go hiking and hunting. He was a great father who loved his children. His family always came first. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Lions Club Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Committal service will take place at St. Joseph Mausoleum with military rites by VFW Menoher Post 155 ritual team.
RIEK – Margaret M.
RIEK – Margaret M., 93, Johnstown, formerly of Brownstown, died June 17, 2007, at the Atrium Manor. Born June 24, 1913, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Lucas. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Clarence E. Riek, in 1985; grandson, Joseph Klem; brothers, Frank and George; and sisters, Mary Lakatos and Ann Fetsko. She is survived by sons, Raymond Riek, married to Debra Block, Johnstown; Vincent Riek, married to Janet Sporer, Tennessee; and Frank Riek, married to Rose Rameriz, Arizona; daughter, Rita (Klem) Franceschini, Johnstown; and sisters, Pauline Gutella and Irene Kmecak. Margaret enjoyed cooking and baking, and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, where the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Very Rev. Paul E. Turnbull, VF, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., West Hills, 921 Menoher Blvd., where the vigil service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a hospice organization of your choice.
SOLIC – John
SOLIC – John, 90, of State College, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at home, surrounded by a loving family. During John’s long and rich life, he developed a lasting legacy through his devotion to family, friends, community and country. Born April 16, 1917, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Solic. He married Margaret Majer Solic, who survives, in 1945. Loving members of his family include his children, Carol Whittaker of State College; John J. Solic, and his wife, Cindy, also of State College; Margie Cobb, and husband, Chris Cobb, of Alexandria, Va.; Mary Ann Solic of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; and Jim Solic, and wife, Diane, of Encinitas, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Whittaker; Matt Whittaker; Lauren Whittaker; John M. Solic, and wife, Samantha; Katie Solic, and husband, Mike Luber; Tim Solic (who preceded his Pap in death); Peggy Solic; Chris D. Cobb; Steve Cobb; Betsy Cobb; and Kevin Cobb; and great-granddaughter, Riley Whittaker Aitken. John graduated in 1943 from St. Francis College in Loretto, where he played football, captained the team during his senior year and earned a degree in economics. Between 1942 and 1945, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II. While in the Navy, John was selected by Lt. Cmdr. Gene Tunney, former world heavyweight champion and director of the Navy’s physical fitness program, as one of “600 educated musclemen to slenderize the Navy’s 325,000 men and ready them for combat.” He served as a training instructor in the Navy’s Great Lakes facility, working with sports celebrities Bob Feller and Sam Snead. In 1946, he was drafted to the N.Y. Giants and later continued his lifelong love of sports by officiating high school and collegiate sports. John was a registered PIAA football official for 42 years and a registered basketball official for 24 years and served as the PIAA District VI Official’s Representative for 31 years. During his tenure, he was elected to serve as the officials’ representative to the PIAA Board of Directors five times. He was selected seven times to referee the Big 33 games, as well as worked the last PA versus the All-American football contest in 1960. For his involvement with the PIAA, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Watch for Meritorious Service. In the State College community, he was involved with youth sports as a coach and a loyal fan. In particular, he coached the 1978 VFW Teener League state champions. John also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, the State College Elks, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For over 36 years, John served as manager of the State College Jobs Service Office. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, Pa. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Our Lady of Victory Church, with Monsignor David Lockard officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hall Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers in John Solic’s name to the Timothy J. Solic Scholarship Fund at the University of Notre Dame. Checks should be made payable to University of Notre Dame, Tim Solic Scholarship Fund, c/o Father Tim Scully, 216 Hessburgh Center, Notre Dame, Ind. 46556.
STORM – Virginia
STORM – Virginia, 82, Cambria City, died June 17, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center. Arrangements by Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Broad Street. Complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s paper.
TURNER – Beatrice
TURNER – Beatrice “Susie,” “Bea,” 70, Johnstown, died June 17, 2007, at home. Born Dec. 30, 1936, in Johnstown, daughter of Herman L. and Beatrice R. (Kensinger) Yeager. Preceded in death by parents; husband, William Thomas Turner; sister, Lois Stephens; and son-in-law, John L. Michaels. Survived by daughters, Sue Ann Ardary, and fiance, Larry Blackner Sr.; Billie Lou Michaels; Patricia, wife of Tom Reed; and Sharon, wife of Chris Martin, with whom she resided, all of Johnstown. Also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Robert J. Turner, Michigan; and Bonnie L. Collier and Deborah Leibfreid, both of Johnstown. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of Turner’s Ladies Auxiliary. Member of Cover Hill VFD Auxiliary and Walnut Grove Hunting and Fishing Club. She was the owner and operator of Sue Bee’s bar and retired from BiLo market. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Brian Armen. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. Susie’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the people at Windber Hospice.
GAINES-JEFFRIES – Dr. Tracy Patricia, 11 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 400 Pine St. Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., West Hills, 921 Menoher Blvd.
LOCKE-LEWIS – Mrs. Marie I., 1:30 p.m., Scalp Level Church of the Brethren. Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber.
LUTE – George, 1 p.m., Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria.
WEATHERWALK – Edna L. (Williams), 10 a.m., United Methodist Church, Lilly. Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly.
CASTIGLIONE – Andrew V. Jr.
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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