JENNERS — KOVACH – Helen (Pelesky), 88, Jenners, died July 23, 2013, at home. Born Oct. 21, 1924, in Jenners, daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Lefchik) Pelesky. Preceded in death by parents; grandson, Michael Nicholas Kovach; brothers, John, Michael and Stephen Pelesky; and sisters, Ann Snitzer and Irene Pelesky. Survived by husband of 61 years, George Kovach; children, Nicholas, married to Juliana (Butchko); Irene Kovach; and George, married to Cheryl (Johnston), all of Jenners; much-loved granddaughter, Carolyn Kovach, Jenners; stepgrandchildren, Charity Reginelli and Mikeal Kasten, both of Florida; brothers, Joseph Pelesky and Nicholas Pelesky, both of Jenners; and sisters, Nettie Deriscavage, Philadelphia; Mary Simpson, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Evelyn Pelesky, Jenners; also numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Mary’s Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Jenners. Helen was a devoted mother and housewife. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where Panachida will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A brief prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church, Jenners, Father Frank Miloro, celebrant. Interment, church cemetery. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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