PHOENIX, ARIZ. — PICKLO – Elinore Christine (Buksa), Grand Forks, N.D., formerly of Wilmington, Del., died May 14, 2013. Elinore was reunited with her husband, John, and parents, John and Stella Buksa. Born and raised in Johnstown, she graduated from Johnstown High School, Class of 1959. She married John J. Picklo Jr., also of Johnstown, on July 25, 1959. They began their new life together in Honolulu, Hawaii, where John was stationed at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. After the Navy, John and Elinore moved to Delaware, where they made a wonderful home for themselves and their four children. Elinore was employed as a bookkeeper in the home construction industry and as an auditor for Holiday Inn and Hilton Hotel. Her last position was in the public relations-community affairs department of Astra Zeneca, formerly ICI Americas. She spent her free time decorating her home, hosting parties and creating memorable holiday dinners. She was very active in the Roseville Park and Log Run neighborhood civic associations. Most of all, she enjoyed working with her children’s schools. Elinore was blessed with four children, Christine A. DePetris, and husband, Steven, Merchantville, N.J.; John J. Picklo III, and wife, Cheryl, Wilmington, Del.; Nancy A. Picklo, Grand Forks, N.D.; and Matthew J. Picklo, and wife, Anna, also of Grand Forks, N.D. We will be forever grateful for her unconditional love and support; placing our well-being above all else. Grandchildren, Stephanie, Joshua, Michael, Michelle, Rose, Matthew and Ian, brought a special happiness into her life. Also survived by brothers, Edward, and wife, Mary Louise, Albuquerque, N.M.; and James, and wife, Tina, Johnstown; and sister-in-law, Jean Pentz, husband of the late Henry Pentz, Wilmington, Del.; also many nieces and nephews. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 408 Harrison St., Wilmington, Del. 19805, by the Rev. Andrew Molewski, pastor. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Del. 19808. (www.mealeyfuneralhomes.com or 800-608-3533)
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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