NEW BALTIMORE — BURKETT – Paul F., 90, New Baltimore, passed away July 16, 2013, at Meadow View Nursing Home. Born April 28, 1923, in Manns Choice, Pa., son of the late Norman and Marie (Fochtman) Burkett. Preceded in death by first wife, Mary Garnet (Rudge) Burkett; second wife, Hilda (Eunen) Burkett; daughter, Mary Burkett; brothers, Francis and Lawrence Burkett; sister, Catherine Suhrie; daughter-in-law, Millie Burkett; and grandchild, Eric Paul Burkett. Survived by loving wife, Anna C. (Martin Hillegass) Burkett; sons, Paul G., married to Janis (Dysert) (Spochart) Burkett, North Huntingdon and Somerset; and James E. Burkett, and partner, Michael R. Neill, Pittsburgh; daughter, Kathleen L. Burkett, Richland; stepchildren, Alan Hillegass, married to Connie; Patricia Stoe, married to Patrick; Andrew Hillegass, married to Kate; and Joan Darr, married to David; brother, Clarence Burkett, Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Paul was an U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired machinist for Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Council 8244, St. Benedict; Richland Township Fire Company; and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore; and former member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Paul was an avid gardener. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Johnstown, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, celebrant. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 155. Memorial contributions may be directed to Autism Society of America in his memory. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.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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