SOMERSET — ABEL – Alma E., 81, Somerset, died July 1, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset. Born Dec. 24, 1932, in Johnstown, daughter of John and Mary (Streilein) Pudliner. Preceded in death by parents; husband, the Rev. Gene J. Abel; brother, Dr. John H. Pudliner, and his wife, Marjorie (Todhunter); and brother, Albert H. Pudliner. Survived by children, Rebecca A., Oakland, Calif.; and Christopher J., Aliquippa; and brother, Ernest A., married to Janet (Rowland), and their children, Ernest II, Liese J. Reeder and Dr. Betsy A. Pudliner. Also survived by niece, Dr. Heidi Niegarth; nephew, John Pudliner; and sister-in-law, Alberta (Senft) Pudliner, and her children, Albert Pudliner and Alberta Jean Kresak. Alma was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Johnstown. A 1951 graduate of Johnstown High School. She worked in Johnstown at Bethlehem Steel and for an oncologist, Dr. Crooks. Later in life, she worked for many years in the optometry offices of Dr. Burton Kraus and Dr. Antoinette Botti in Somerset. There will not be a viewing; however, a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Mausoleum, the Rev. Ardelle Mason, officiating. Family suggests memorial donations be made to Somerset Hospital, Somerset In Touch Hospice or a charity of choice. John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, Johnstown, will be in charge of arrangements.
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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.
- Funerals July 22, 2014
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.
- More Obituaries Headlines
- Deborah Block