GEISTOWN — LUPREK – Mary Ann, 70, Geistown, died peacefully May 19, 2013, at Windber Hospice surrounded by family. Born Feb. 5, 1943, in Richland Township, daughter of John and Catherine (Chapman) McKool. Survived by husband of 52 years, Richard L. Luprek Sr.; children, Rick, married to Betsy (Jakubac), Geistown; Karen, married to Ken Myers, Philadelphia; Brian, married to Fonga (Tapumania), Berlin; and Chris, married to Jim Erb, Salix; grandchildren, Aaron (Morgan), David (Sarah), Rebecca, Sarah, Kacie, Kenny, Jesse, Alyssa, Rachel and Cody; and great-grandsons, Canyon, Roman and Fynnley. Sister of Bob (Carol) McKool, Jack (Marge) McKool and Dick (Judy) McKool, all of Johnstown. Sister-in-law of Joanne McKool, California; Patsy Scher, Florida; Mike and Pam Luprek, Alaska. Also survived by lifelong friend, Delene (Gahagen) Leeming; and numerous nieces and nephews. She founded Mr. Muffler with her husband in 1978 and worked as office manager until retirement. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown. In retirement, she was an active volunteer at Johnstown Christian School, MOPS and committed Curves member. She was the center of her family attending the activities of her grandchildren, cooking Sunday family dinners and family traditions were of utmost importance to her. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, St. Joseph Mausoleum. Family suggests donations to Johnstown Christian School, Windber Hospice or St. Benedict Catholic Church, in memory of Mary Ann. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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Jerry Sheldon Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Jerry Sheldon, 83, Johnstown, passed away April 17, 2014, at Presbyterian Home, Johnstown.
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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