The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 21, 2010

Clara Lasky

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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