INDIANA, PA. — GEORGE – John J., 81, peacefully passed away on March 5, 2013, in his home, in the loving arms of his wife. John was born 1931 in Indiana, to John J. and Jane Bonacci George. After graduation from Indiana High School, he attended the University of Pittsburgh. Following honorable service in the U.S. Army, he began his career working for Commercial Credit Corp. From there, he advanced to management with Westinghouse Credit Corp. John had illustrious entrepreneurial endeavors including the coal industry, heavy equipment leasing business, bar and restaurant operations and culminated his long successful work career with ownership and management of JMG Enterprises Inc. His interests were wide and varied; aviation, music, Italian cuisine, travel, and especially his cherished farm. Survived by beloved wife, Marilyn Mytrysak George; children, Alicia, Debbie, Mike, (Sheri) and Beverly; grandchildren, Corey, (Amanda), Jack, Dylan and J.T.; great-grandchildren, Marcus, Ava, Jayden and Shea; sister, Mary Jane Miller; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Time Hanahan; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Mytrysak and David Allen; also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents and sisters, Frances George, Betty George and Virginia Allen. In keeping with his wishes, a celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Community Nursing and Home Health Inc., 2447 Bedford St., Suite 101, Johnstown, Pa. 15904. John’s unique spirit will live on in all those lives he touched. Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements. (www.bowserminich.com)
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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
BEYER – Richard O., 87, Sidman, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
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
BLAZOSKY – Mary Ann, 86, Johnstown, formerly of State College, died Nov. 30, 2013, at Richland Woods Assisted Living.
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