PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — CASALE – Samuel A. “Sam,” 84, Portage Township, died March 23, 2013, at Altoona Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1929, in Portage, son of Carmelo and Giuseppina “Josephine” (Moschella) Casale. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Shirley (Gregory) Casale; and sister-in-law, Emma (Pingtella) Casale. Survived by children, Samuel Casale, married to the former Joan Shrift, Duncansville; Marcia, wife of David Crossman, York; Lauren, wife of Larry Graham, Cresson; Jeffrey Casale, married to the former Mary Ann Muffie, Mechanicsburg; Anita, wife of Gregory French, Timonium, Md.; Lydia, wife of Gary Madsen, Timonium, Md.; Alison, wife of Richard Filak, Cresson; and Amy, wife of Ted Swires, Cresson. He will be sadly missed by his 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brother of Dr. Lawrence Casale, and wife, Nellie, Westmont; John “Jake” Casale, Cresson; Paul Casale, Cresson; and James Casale, Portage Township. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Former carpenter, stone mason, and co-owner of Casale Brothers Garage in Cresson for 43 years. Avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. Loved gardening on his farm “Paradise” and loved his chocolate lab, Vinnie. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Committal, St. Bartholomew Cemetery.
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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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