SOUTH FORK — CHICOLI – John J. “Chico,” 78, South Fork, passed away July 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Aug. 14, 1934, in South Fork, son of John and Flora (Zoppi) Borsi-Chicoli. Preceded in death by loving wife, Florence M. “Tootsie” (Schrader) Chicoli, who died Jan. 13, 2005; two infant sons; sister, Mary (Borsi) Slagle; infant brother, Hugo; and brothers, Homer and Marsillio Borsi, and Paul, Pete, Raymond and Hugo Chicoli. Survived by children, Jean, wife of John Grunthaner, Trophy Club, Texas; Susan, wife of Larry Croce, Lorton, Va.; Nancy, wife of Mark Bodenschatz, Ebensburg; John A., married to Laurel Hess, Wildwood, Mo.; and Mary Ann, wife of Dave Slonac, Mechanicsburg. Proud grandfather of Christina, wife of Brain Thomas; John M. Grunthaner, married to Rachel; Matthew Croce, married to Mara; Andrew Croce, married to Diane; Brock, Logan and Simon Bodenschatz; John R. and Kaitlyn Chicoli; and Samantha, Nicholas and Zachary Slonac. Great-grandfather of Jacob and Dominic Croce. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Eloise (Sauter) Chicoli, Sidman; Theona (Hankinson) Chicoli, Ohio; and Naomi (Peel) Shrader, Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a graduate of South Fork Croyle High School, Class of 1953. He retired from Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau in 1999. Faithful member of Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. John was a dedicated member of the community who enjoyed volunteering and helping others. He served on the South Fork Redevelopment Authority, former fire chief of South Fork Volunteer Fire Company, former mayor of South Fork Borough, past chapter president of South Fork JAYCEES, member and past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, Prince Gallitzin Council 2275 and president of St. James Cemetery Association. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where Knights of Columbus Council 2275 will pray the rosary at 3 p.m. Wednesday and where vigil for the deceased will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork, by Father Robert P. Reese. Committal, St. James Cemetery, South Fork. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
- Today's Funerals March 8, 2014
- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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