JOHNSTOWN — BUETTNER – Robert J., 81, Johnstown and Nokomis, Fla., died Feb. 22, 2013, in Johnstown. Born March 20, 1931, in Johnstown, son of Charles and Mary (Wass) Buettner. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara, who died in 2010; son, Robert C.; and brother, Donald. Survived by these children: daughter, Kathleen, married to Samuel Zamias; son, David; daughter, Kimberly, married to Craig Snopko; son, Eric, married to Danielle (Lambert); and daughter, Melissa, married to Ron Blandford Jr.; grandchildren, Christopher, Erik, Samantha and Michael Zamias; Michael and Kelly Buettner; Nicole (Snopko), married to Jason Kline; Craig, Adam and Alex Snopko; Andrew, Allison and Elizabeth Buettner; and Trey and Madelyn Blandford; and great-grandchildren, Hunter Kline and Madeleine Buettner. Robert was the former owner and president of the Buettner Insurance Agency Inc. He was an avid golfer and former member of Sunnehanna Country Club. Former president and member of North Fork Country Club, member of BPOE 175, longtime member of Johnstown Rotary Club and National Association of Amputees. He was a loving husband father and grandfather. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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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.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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