MAPLE RIDGE — ORKIS – Kathryn M. “Katie” “Bubba” (Marchok), 98, Maple Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 1, 2013. Born Sept. 14, 1915, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Michael and Nastunia (Kardosh) Marchok. (Katie’s mother also passed on Dec. 1, in 1951.) Also preceded in death by husband, Frank M. (July 27, 1967); son, Larry (1947); infant daughter, Madeleine (1955); son, Michael (1985); sisters, Mary Tomko and Rose Brittingham; and brothers, Charles and Frank Marchok. Survived by son, Richard, married to Carol (Miles), Claymont, Del.; daughter, Donna J., married to Rickie Shull, Hollsopple; grandchildren, Cheryl (Orkis) Popo, Claymont, Del.; Richard Orkis Jr., and wife, Heather (Davis), Townsend, Del.; Michelle (Orkis) Chapman, Jerome; Michael Shull, Hollsopple; and Melissa (Shull), married to Matthew Reckner, Windber; four great-grandchildren; and friend of more than 70 years, Helen Magazzu, Windber. Katie worked in New York as a housekeeper and nanny until she married Frank. Later, she worked in the Johnnie Jax Sewing Factory in Hollsopple and was a caretaker of her family members for many years. She enjoyed walking in the woods and picking mushrooms, tending to her flower garden, baking, reading, playing the lottery and watching baseball on TV. Katie was the oldest member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Davidsville. Special thanks to Peggy, Liz and Carolyn who helped with her care through Windber Hospice. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, where vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday afternoon. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Michael Lewandowski, OFM, Conv., celebrant. Committal, St. Anne Cemetery, Hollsopple. “God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.” To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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