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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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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