BOSWELL — BLUCAS – Michael E. “Bluk,” 62, Boswell, went to be with our Heavenly Father Feb. 7, 2011, at Somerset Hospital. Born June 17, 1948, in Johnstown, son of the late Edward T. and Helen R. (Eutin) Blucas. Survived by loving wife of 32 years, the former JoAnn Kaltenbaugh; sons, Michael E. II; and Dennis J., married to Shannon Nihoff; and grandchildren, Luke Hostetler and Julia Browning. Also survived by a caring family of in-laws, nieces and nephews, with whom he spent much of his life. A 1966 graduate of the former Jenner-Boswell Joint High School. A union sprinkler fitter for more than 25 years. Member of All Saints Catholic Parish, Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 and Jerome Nest 556 Polish Falcons of America. Mike, who was passionately known as “Big Mike” and “Uncle Mike,” was a lifelong fisherman and hunter who loved to share his joy of swift streams and open fields with his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed watching the Steelers as they won six Super Bowls and spending time with friends at Boswell American Legion and Jenner Rod & Gun Club, where he was an officer. Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Church, Boswell, the Rev. Father Justin Ratajczak, OFM, Conv., celebrant. Committal, Mount Carmel Cemetery, near Jenner Crossroads. For additional information or to leave a message for the family visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.
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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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