EBENSBURG — SLOAN – Helen, 93, formerly of Turner Apartments, Ebensburg and Colver, passed away Nov. 14, 2012, at Miner’s Hospital of Northern Cambria County. Born May 26, 1919, in Lumphinnens, Fife, Scotland, daughter of the late John and Helen (Johnston) Low. Last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by husband, William; brothers, John and Jim Low; sister, Elizabeth Lorenzen; grandchildren, Steven and Mary Ellen Sloan and Nicole Marie Yoder; and son-in-law, Harold Bird. Survived by children, James (Carol) Sloan, Clarkston, Mich.; Helen Bird, Ravenna, Ohio; and Jean (James) Bloom and Janet (John) Yoder, all of Ebensburg; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She retired from Laurel Crest Manor and was a member of Colver Presbyterian Church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Bill Plummer, lay minister, officiating. Interment, Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colver Presbyterian Church in Helen’s memory.
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Peter W. Chiodo
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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
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.
Nancy Virginia Long
LONG – Nancy Virginia, 71, Homer City, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her late residence.
Kathryn M. Orkis
ORKIS – Kathryn M. “Katie” “Bubba” (Marchok), 98, Maple Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 1, 2013.
Randolph F. Ringler
RINGLER – Randolph F., 55, Johnstown, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Mary (Lawrence) Tanchick
TANCHICK – Mary (Lawrence), 93, Nanty Glo, died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
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Richard O. Beyer
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Walter Andrew Black
BLACK – Walter Andrew, 95, Central City, died Nov. 29, 2013, in Bentonville, Va., at the home of his son, James.
Diego Ramirez Jr.
RAMIREZ– Diego Jr., 85, Johnstown.
Mary Ann Blazosky
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