JOHNSTOWN — LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Johnstown, daughter of Anthony and Sarah (Burkett) DeMarco. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Theresa Spinda; and 12 siblings. She was the last survivor of her immediate family. Survived by loving husband of 64 years, Frank Lopez, Johnstown; daughters, Debbie Lopez, York; and Michele, married to Kevin Rager, Johnstown; son, Frank M. Lopez, married to Kathie (Hunter), Bel Air, Md.; and son-in-law, Ed Spinda, Johnstown. Also survived by her loving grandchildren, Stephanie, and husband, Steve Zaragoza; Marybeth, and husband, Eron Stoykovich; Amanda, and husband, Kurt Orndorff; Andrew Rager; Travis Lopez; Robert Harvey, and wife, Rebecca; John Harvey; Frank Lopez Jr.; and Sammy Lopez; and great-grandchildren, Gabbie and Joshua Zaragoza, Tanner Stoykovich and Simon Orndorff. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Betty’s legendary Spanish rice and halushki will be passed down from generation to generation. A retired employee from the former Troy Laundry. Lifelong member of St. Therese Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Bernard Karmenocky, OFM. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Massoud, Dr. Maharajh, the staff at Allegheny Lutheran Home and Interim Hospice Care, especially the caring angel, Brooke Walker, RN, who’s compassion and love was truly appreciated by our family. Friends received from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Therese Church Building Fund in memory of Betty Louise Lopez. Condolences may be sent to ozogfh.com.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
Sarah G. Balzano
BALZANO – Sarah G., 87, Dysart, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Michael Coleman Barabas
BARABAS – Michael Coleman, 75, Johnstown, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family April 21, 2014, at home.
Richard N. Handel
HANDEL – Richard N., 72, Portage, passed away April 17, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
KLINE – Roseann, 84, Ebensburg, passed away suddenly April 19, 2014, at home.
Bobby Gene Lambert
LAMBERT – Bobby Gene, 72, Shanksville, died April 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
Ann M. Lashinsky
LASHINSKY – Mrs. Ann M., 94, Windber, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton, Pa.
Ruth V. Parkinson
PARKINSON – Ruth V., 86, Johnstown, passed away April 20, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
RISHELL – Joseph “Bud,” 76, Eighth Ward, formerly of East Conemaugh Borough, passed away April 20, 2014.
Amanda N. Sherry-Griffon
SHERRY-GRIFFON – Amanda N., 30, Northern Cambria, passed away April 19, 2014.
George William Smith
SMITH – George William “Smitty Bill” “Pap,” 81, Sidman, died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Carol A. Vladic
VLADIC – Carol A., 74, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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