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)
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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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.
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