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.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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