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 Aug. 2, 2014
ASKEW – Sharon “Joy,” 79, Alexandra, Pa, formerly of Marsteller, died July 31, 2014, at home.
George Michael Beach
BEACH – George Michael, 59, Salix, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Barbara Ann (Hartman) Dino
DINO – Barbara Ann (Hartman), 74, Ebensburg, died July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
DRENNER – Annabelle 90, Hollsopple, died July 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Patricia A. (Grabish) Koposko
KOPOSKO – Patricia A. (Grabish), 67, Windber, passed away Aug. 1, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Harriet L. Mintmier
MINTMIER– Harriet L., 85, Johnstown, died Aug. 1, 2014, at the Atrium Manor.
Helen Louise Petrunak
PETRUNAK – Helen Louise “Weeze,” 87, formerly of South Fork, went home with the Lord Aug. 1, 2014.
Joylene H. (Ream) Whipkey
WHIPKEY– Joylene H. (Ream), 83, Ligonier, formerly of Jenner Township, died Aug. 1, 2014, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier.
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- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
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