WORMLEYSBURG — CALLAHAN – Patricia Ann, 62, Wormleysburg, Cumberland County, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Harrisburg Hospital. Patty was born March 23, 1951, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Richard D. and Grace (Toth) Akers. She was devoted to and is survived by her husband, Thomas E.; three children, Lauren E., and her husband, Fredrick Clark, Pikesville, Md.; Michael T., Atlanta, Ga.; and Daniel E., Salt Lake City, Utah; five brothers and two sisters and their spouses, Richard and Georgia Akers, Robert and Carol Akers, Mary Jo and Clint Rowles, Rosemarie and James Thomas, John and Kathy Akers, Jim Akers and Michael and Cheryl Akers; and many nieces and nephews with whom she was very close. A graduate of Bishop McCort High School. She received her bachelor of science in nursing and master’s in adult and community education degrees from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she also was inducted into the Honor Society for Nursing. Patty’s professional career was varied, but always focused on helping others. From providing direct patient care as an RN, Patty went on to supervise an LPN training program before becoming a health care surveyor employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure that nursing home care standards were being met. Patty loved her family, cooking and pets and expressed that love freely at many family gatherings. Although diagnosed with a serious condition in May, her passing was sudden. She was blessed to attend the wedding of her daughter earlier in July and spend her final weeks full of life and love in the comforting presence of her family as she dealt with her illness with characteristic humor and grace. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Musselman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lemoyne. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, where Patty was a longtime member. Those wishing to remember Patty are asked to express their love to family and friends.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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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.
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