CARROLLTOWN — CHARNEY – Gloria, the former Gloria Burskey, 64, Carrolltown, passed away May 15, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 4, 1948, in Spangler, daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Gwizdak) Burskey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Burskey Fletcher, on April 19, 1993. Survived by sons, John Charney and Aaron Stevens, Carrolltown; brothers, Joseph (Myra Castro), Fairfield, Pa.; and Frank (Bonnie Swisher), Dave and Jerry (Lou Mortensen), all of Carrolltown; sister, Jeannie, Sterling, Va.; and aunt, Charlotte Gwizdak, Carrolltown; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gloria was raised in Carrolltown on a street that had 72 kids, and it was a lot of fun growing up there. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. Her favorite things were gardening, birds and a passion for music and all things fun. She was a great mother who unconditionally loved and supported her sons in their music and everything they pursued with complete acceptance for who they are. She lives on in their hearts and everything they do. Gloria had a heart of gold, a beautiful smile, and we will miss her laugh. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 146 N. Main St., Carrolltown, Pa. 15722, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Additional viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral Mass at noon Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, the Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB. Interment, church cemetery. Gloria’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. (stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)
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Betty A. Hasse
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George S. Hoberney
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Robert John Holbink
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William Jacob Huss Jr.
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Mary Louise Leventry
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Betty Louise Lopez
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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
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Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
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Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
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Judith Ann Servantez
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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
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