WESTMONT — LASKY – Clara, 88, formerly of Westmont, died July 20, 2010, at Laurel View Village, Davidsville. Born Feb. 14, 1922, in Hollsopple, daughter of Constantino and Teresina (Calabrese) Verna. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Stanley S. “Piney” Lasky Sr., who died in 1994; brother, Alfred R. Verna; sisters, Mildred Kroll, Margaret Verna and Dorothy Singer; and son-in-law, Richard Norris. Survived by children, Stanley S. Jr., married to Ruth Ann (Cable); Kathy Lasky; Andrew, married to Katie (Morrison); Jeanne Ann Norris; and Michael, married to Lisa (Wiethorn), Texas; and grandchildren, Jason Lasky, married to Nicole (Grove); Justin, Jennifer, Emily and Adam Lasky; Matthew Norris; and Matthew and Amanda Lasky. Clara was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed. Clara graduated in 1940 from the first full class of Conemaugh Township High School. Prior to World War II, she was a clerk in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Navy. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE in 1942 as an aviation machinist, and was proud to be one of the first WAVES. After the war, she was employed at the Veterans Administration. She was co-owner and partner of Lasky Mining, Construction and Disposal Service; and co-owner of Jennerstown Speedway for 32 years. She was a loyal NASCAR member for 13 years, where she acquired many friendships with professional race drivers. Clara was a supporter of Our Mother of Sorrows Church, St. Andrews church and school, YMCA, YWCA, Special Olympics, Birthright and Bishop McCort High School. Member of Quota Club International since 1974. Also a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, the Rev. Angelo Patti. Friends received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Entombment, St. Anthony Cemetery Mausoleum, Windber. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s School, 1621 Ferndale Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15905, in memory of Clara Lasky.
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Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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