BAKER - Grace K.
BAKER - Grace K., 92, of Ebensburg, formerly of Hastings and Warren, Ohio, died July 24, 2007, at Laurel Crest Manor. Born Oct. 23, 1914, in Mahaffey, daughter of the late Julius and Stella (Hoover) McMurray. Preceded in death by husband, William; daughter, Bonnie, and husband, Louis; sister, Doris Long; and brother, Jack McMurray. Survived by son, William II, and wife, Amy, of Ashland, Ohio, and grandsons, Robert, Todd and Christopher Shurilla. Friends received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Easly Funeral Home, Hastings, the Rev. E. Robert Nagy. Interment, Union Cemetery, Hastings. Please make donations to Hastings United Methodist Church.
BATRUS - Joseph
BATRUS - Joseph, 80, died July 24, 2007, at Laurel Crest Manor. Born April 12, 1927, in Altoona, son of Joseph and Alexandra (Salem) Batrus. Preceded in death by parents; twin brother, Thomas; and brothers, Robert and Albert Batrus. Survived by brothers, John of Austin, Texas; William, married to Theresa, San Bernardino, Calif.; Joel Batrus, New York; Dennis Batrus, Altoona; Donald, married to Kitty; and David, both of Johnstown; sisters, Marion Batrus, Pittsburgh, and Karen Batrus, Maryland; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services and interment are private and at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements by Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd.
BEECHAN - Rachel Elizabeth (Zindash)
BEECHAN - Rachel Elizabeth (Zindash), 86, Methuen, Mass., formerly of Windber, died July 21, 2007, in Massachusetts. Born April 17, 1921, in Windber, daughter of John Zindash and Mary (Onitza) Zindash-Lucas. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Samuel Beechan; son, Ronald Beechan, who died at age 4; brothers, John and George Zindash; and sisters, Florence Yorro and Mary Zindash. Survived by these children: sons, Samuel, and wife, Sandra (Yasko) Beechan; Joseph Beechan; and James Beechan, all of Windber; and daughters, Linda, wife of Peter Lacasse, Methuen, Mass., with whom Rachel resided, and Elizabeth, wife of Edward Preneta, Suffolk, Va.; grandchildren, James, Shannon and Kimberly Beechan; Peter Lacasse Jr., and Christopher Lacasse, and wife, Jennifer; and Michael and Kristie Preneta. Rachel also is survived by a niece that was very special to her, Brenda Kelly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and numerous other nieces and nephews. Member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Windber. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where Parastas service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday. Brief service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Windber, the Rev. Father Gregory Michalisin. Interment, church cemetery.
BAKER - Grace K.
- District Deaths July 26, 2014
Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
- Funerals July 26, 2014
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
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