The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 13, 2013

Elizabeth Ann Vezza

MIDDLETOWN — VEZZA – Elizabeth Ann, 84, Middletown, entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital. She was born in Patton on Jan. 3, 1929, daughter of the late Daniel and Kathleen Reig Jenkins. Elizabeth was the owner/operator of Elizabeth Ann’s Beauty Salon in Patton for 28 years. She also was retired from Blue Cross, where she was a customer service agent. She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and Parish Council of Catholic Women, both of Middletown, and a member of the Catholic Daughters. Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting afghans, bowling, golfing and playing cards but her greatest joy was the love she received from her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Constance Jenkins. Elizabeth is survived by her four children, son, Gary J., husband of Edna Vezza, Middletown; daughter, Kathleen R., wife of Arthur Nestler, Pittsburgh; daughter, Patrice G., wife of Dale Dennis, Concord, Calif.; son, Dominic E., husband of Patricia Vezza, Sewickley; four brothers, Paul, husband of Eleanor Jenkins, Patton; James H., husband of Donna Jenkins, Chesapeake, Va.; John H., husband of Donna Jenkins, Fairfax, Va.; and Evan Jenkins, Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Donna J. Maloney, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary, wife of Patrick McHugh, Lackawanna, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial  will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Queen of Peace  Church, 907 Sixth Ave., Patton Pa. 16668, the Rev. Ananias, OSB, celebrant.  Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Patton. Arrangements are being handled by Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown. Condolences may be sent online at


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