JOHNSTOWN — SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born Nov. 15, 1960, in New York, daughter of Edward S. and Janet (Rosage) Paczek. Preceded in death by husband, Dennis Sweetser; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Ethel Rosage; and paternal grandparents, Stephen E. and Stella Ponczek. Survived by parents; great-aunt, Anna Mary Courtney; sons, D. James Wong, and wife, Sara Wong, Orlando, Fla.; Kyle Sweetser, Sidman; and 2nd Lt. Quentin Sweetser, U.S. Army out of Fort Riley, Kan.; brothers, Stanley, married to Susan (Miller); Stephen, married to Jessica (Kuzniar); Paul, married to Tina (Weyandt); and John, and girlfriend, Chelsi Jerome; and sister, Melissa, married to Christopher Clites. Loving aunt to Bryan, Joshua, Vincent, Brock, Caitlyn, Hope, Abigail, Emma, Christopher Jr. and Tegan. Shari was a 1978 graduate of Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech. After working for several years as a property manager in Maryland, Shari returned to live in Johnstown. Earlier this year, Shari proudly celebrated the graduation of her youngest son, Quentin, from Virginia Military Institute. She loved animals, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Shari courageously accepted her diagnosis of malignant melanoma in August of this year. Determined to live life to the fullest, Shari arranged for her loving family to celebrate an early Christmas, complete with Christmas sweaters and homemade snow. Shari’s determination allowed her to enjoy her 53rd birthday earlier this month. She was blessed to see, one last time, the changing colors of fall and the first flakes of snow. With grace and dignity, Shari left this earth, knowing that she is loved and will always be remembered. She will be sadly missed by her family and many dear friends. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Rev. David S. Peles, celebrant. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, is in charge of arrangements.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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