JOHNSTOWN — SEKERAK – William “Pap,” 86, Johnstown, passed away May 16, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Oct. 27, 1926, in Portage, son of Joseph and Mary (Holub) Sekerak. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Dolores (Longbotham) Sekerak; and numerous siblings. Survived by loving children, William J. Sekerak, and longtime girlfriend and fiancee, Linda; Donald Sekerak; and Nancy Sekerak; and grandson, Nathan Sestrich, and wife, Connie, all of Johnstown. Brother of John Sekerak, Ohio, and Andrew Sekerak, Portage. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A U.S. Navy and Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Retired from Gautier Division of Bethlehem Steel Corp. Member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where a brief service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, the Rev. Monsignor Raymond Balta. Committal, St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Byzantine Church in memory of William Sekerak. Parastas will be held 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to ozogfh.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
BURKHARD – Phyllis J., 71, Johnstown, passed away April 16, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
FABRIZIO – John, 88, Geistown, died April 18, 2014, at the Lutheran Home.
Homer E. Hillegas
HILLEGAS – Homer E., 94, Tionesta, Pa., formerly of Central City and Parma, Ohio, died April 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Shippenville, Pa.
Florence R. Homer
HOMER – Florence R., 88, Clearfield, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Ronald Glenn Lester
LESTER – Ronald Glenn, 81, Lebanon, formerly of Sidman, died April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
LISINA – Edward, 81, Johnstown, died April 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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Dora Marie Bufagna
BUFAGNA – Dora Marie, 87, Armagh, passed away peacefully April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.
Doris Marjorie Cooper
COOPER – Doris Marjorie, 87, Westmont, went to heaven, April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
TRIPODI – Rose Mary (Delegram), 66, Culpeper, Va., formerly of Cresson, died April 17, 2014, at home.
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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.
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