WINDBER — BROOKS – Margaret A., 82, Windber, formerly of Kentucky, died July 22, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1931, in Windber, daughter of John and Margaret (Lynch) Joyce. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Richard Brooks; sister, Mary Naylor; brother, James Joyce; and brothers-in-law, George Naylor and Robert “Turp” Mihalcik. Also preceded in death by nephews, Ray Naylor and Robert Benko; and niece, Trica Benko Newman. Survived by son, Bryan George Moffit, Utah; stepsons, Rick Brooks, Alabama; and Randy Brooks, Kentucky. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister of Bernice, widow of “Turp” Mihalcik, New York; Pat Joyce, Ohio; and Sandra, wife of Michael Tallyen, with whom she resided in Windber. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret also is survived by sister-in-law, Mary Lou (McNulty) Joyce-Smith, Ohio; and brothers-in-law, Jack Benko, Ohio; and Donald, and wife, Carol Brooks; Bill, and wife, Mary Sue Brooks; Rondal, and wife, Maxine Brooks; and Terry Brooks, all of Kentucky. Also survived by her dog, Tika, who was her constant companion and protector. Margaret worked as nurse at Maryland State Hospital; was owner and operator of Sonora Truck Stop in Sonora, Ky.; and was owner of Abe’s Market in Hodgenville, Ky. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber. Funeral Mass and interment will be held Saturday, July 27, in Glasgow, Ky. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to Somerset County Humane Society, P.O. Box 182, 204 Whitetail Road, Somerset, Pa. 15501, in Margaret’s memory.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
Nancy Virginia Long
LONG – Nancy Virginia, 71, Homer City, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her late residence.
Kathryn M. Orkis
ORKIS – Kathryn M. “Katie” “Bubba” (Marchok), 98, Maple Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 1, 2013.
Randolph F. Ringler
RINGLER – Randolph F., 55, Johnstown, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mary (Lawrence) Tanchick
TANCHICK – Mary (Lawrence), 93, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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Richard O. Beyer
BEYER – Richard O., 87, Sidman, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Walter Andrew Black
BLACK – Walter Andrew, 95, Central City, died Nov. 29, 2013, in Bentonville, Va., at the home of his son, James.
Diego Ramirez Jr.
RAMIREZ– Diego Jr., 85, Johnstown.
Mary Ann Blazosky
BLAZOSKY – Mary Ann, 86, Johnstown, formerly of State College, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Richland Woods Assisted Living.
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