The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

June 28, 2007

Obituaries 06/29/2007

Obituaries 06/29/2007

BEIGAY – Lucille Mae

BEIGAY – Lucille Mae, 83, Johnstown, died June 27, 2007, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Bertha Ferg. Preceded in death by husband, George Charles Beigay. Survived by these children, Brad, married to the former, Theresa Mastermatteo, Johnstown; Gayle, married to Thomas Kennedy, Pittsburgh; and Mark, married to the former Patricia Oshea, Newton, N.C. Also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Lucille was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She is a retired registered nurse at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital and an alumnus of the Conemaugh Hospital School of Nursing. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church, Rev. Michael Van Dyke officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s foundation.

DILLON – Cecelia

DILLON – Cecelia, 94, Hastings, died June 28, 2007, at Miners Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1912, in Clearfield Township, the daughter of the late John and Clara (McGuire) Zerbee. Preceded in death by husband, Walter; and four brothers and three sisters. Survived by children, William (Jackie), of Georgia; Dorothy (Russ Yeager), of North Huntingdon; Mary (Marvin Hill), of New Alexandria; Bernadette, of Hastings; Ruth Ann (Francis Bonanno), of Northern Cambria; Oscar (Bernice), of Blairsville; James (Judy), of Hastings; Caroline (Eugene Kline), of New Alexandria; Ellen (Richard Farabaugh), of Hastings; Kathy (Roger Musselman) of Millerstown; 27 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Cecelia was much loved and will be missed by her family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Easly Funeral Home, Hastings. Funeral Mass will be at noon Monday, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings. Interment, church cemetery.

HAYES – John T.

HAYES – John T., 92, Hopewell, formerly of Richland Township, died June 27, 2007, at home. He was born June 15, 1915, in Nanty Glo, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hyland) Hayes. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Marion Commons; brothers, Frank, Cuthbert, William and Reynold; sisters, Theresa Ross, Ann Rodgers, Rita Whiney and Veronica Buchanan. Survived by children, Jacquelyn H. Gibbons, M.D., Media; Dr. Arthur C., married to the former, Jill Dundore, Blue Bell; and Blanche “Bonnie,” wife of Pastor Stevens Burr, Hopewell; also survived by seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church, where he was active in various church functions and a life member of the Nanty Glo Lions Club. He was the former owner of Commons Hardware, Nanty Glo and a Navy veteran of WWII. Friends received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Belmont U.M. Church, the Rev. Dr. Merritt Edner. Entombment, Richland Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to Belmont U.M. Church.

LEHANEY – Patricia Grogan

LEHANEY – Patricia Grogan, of Bronxville, N.Y., formerly of Johnstown, Pa., died June 28, 2007, at her residence. Sister of Ronnat Grogan Trainer; the late Miriam Grogan Jones; and the late John Patrick Grogan. Daughter of the late Patrick Joseph and Florence Krueger Grogan. Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home Inc., Bronxville, N.Y. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville.


SABLOTSKI – Ronald L., 62, Summerhill, died June 27, 2007, at home. Born May 5, 1945, in Johnstown, son of Fred G. and Hilda (Pentek) Sablotski. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by loving wife of 39 years, Susan (Borelle) Sablotski, Summerhill, whom he married Nov. 18, 1967; daughters, Donna, wife of Jeffrey Hatison, Jerome; Lynne, wife of Douglas Horne, Berlin; Carla Wess, Somerset; beloved “Pappy” to four beautiful grandchildren, Mackenzie and Zane Horne, Robert Mills, and Luke Wess; sister, Donna, wife of Lester Gerber, Parkhill, Pa. and Mineral, Va.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ron was a foreman at Penn Machine Company in Ferndale. He served with the Navy on the USS Albany in the Atlantic Fleet during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Summerhill, where he served on the church council and was a member of Masonic Lodge 312, Ebensburg. He was also a member of Summerhill Borough Council, Laurel Run Rod and Gun Club, St. Michael American Legion Post 551, USSCO Credit Union and their advisory board and Summerhill Volunteer Fire Co. Ron enjoyed many hours hunting and fishing with friends and family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Summit Lodge 312 F&AM; of Ebensburg. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Pastor Bill Coleman. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion.

SMITH – George W.

SMITH – George W., 91, Northern Cambria, died June 27, 2007, at Miners’ Medical Center, Hastings. Born May 18, 1916, in Clymer, son of Hugh and Catherine (Waddell) Smith. Preceded in death by parents; wife, A. Jeanne (Hodgson); son, G. Ralph; brothers, James, Hugh, Adam and William; and sister, Leanore Richardson. Survived by daughters, Kay (Ronald) Post, Lower Burrell; Judith (John) Caldwell, Milford, Del.; and Deborah (Tim) Whited, Northern Cambria; sons, Edwin (Elizabeth Janosko), Charleston, S.C.; and Ray, Northern Cambria; and daughter-in-law, Lois Smith, Hummelstown. He is also survived by grandchildren, Patrick Smith, John Caldwell, Jeff Caldwell, Erin Watson, Evan Smith, Emmett Smith, Tracy Massey, Chad Whited and Ryan Smith; and 10 great-grandchildren. George was a Navy veteran of WWII, having served on USS LST 999, which saw action in the Leyte Landings and Okinawa Gunto Operation. Member of Spangler American Legion Post 569, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Northern Cambria (70 years) and of the Free and Accepted Masons Coalport Lodge 574 (61 years). George was a 32nd Degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and was constituted a Noble of the Mystic Shrine in Jaffa Temple in April, 1953. Retired owner of Al’s Tire of Barnesboro. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, where Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. and funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, with Pastor Donald Beam. Military rites will be conducted by local veterans organizations at the funeral home. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Patton. Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 910 Chestnut Ave., Northern Cambria, Pa. 15714; or Miners Medical Center, 390 Haida Ave., Hastings, Pa. 16646.

Today's Funerals

ALBRIGHT – Loretta J. (Kyler), 10 a.m., Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Main Street, Boswell.

AZAR – Anne, 10 a.m., John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., followed by service at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church.

CHERVENAK – Phyllis I., 10 a.m., Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria.

GEISEL – William E. Jr., 10 a.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church. Geisel Funeral Home, Dale.

HESSLER – Stanley J., 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Nanty Glo. Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo.

SABATOWSKI – Mary, 10 a.m., St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church. Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street.

STOLTZ – Sylvia M., 11 a.m., Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton. Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1004 N. Fifth Ave., Patton.

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