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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Thomas G. Hunter
HUNTER – Thomas G., 82, Beaverdale, entered into new life March 10, 2014, at home.
James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
KUKUCKA – Dr. Stephen P., 64, died unexpectedly in his Crafton home on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
MATOS – Christine A., 53, Windber, died March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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John E. Schuster
SCHUSTER – John E., 87, passed away March 8, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Ruth M. Cuppett
CUPPETT – Ruth M., 93 years, 11 months and 16 days, Stonycreek Township, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
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