WINDBER — VIRGENOCK – Mrs. Pauline, 88, Windber, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber. Born Nov. 19, 1925, in Central City, daughter of Peter and Helen (Yankanich) Lucas. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Frank; brothers, George, John and Peter; and sister, Helen Grochowski. Survived by these children, Diana Hockins, Windber; Cathy Virgenock, Springfield, Va.; Paula Hise, Ellenwood, Ga.; and Sally, wife of Mark Keri, Windber; grandchildren, Shane, and friend, Aparna Nagaraju; Keith Hockins; Michael Keri, and wife, Cathy (Coat); Amanda (Keri) Coyne, and boyfriend, Justin Yurkovich; Lauren Hise, and friend, David Floyd; and Cory Hise, and wife, Bonnie (Hayes); great-grandchildren, Liam, Donovan and Kienan Coyne, Myla Yurkovich and Gabriel Hise; sister, Bernadine Hohl, Florida; sisters-in-law, Lilly and Mary Lucas and Rose Gallo. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline worked hard all her life, including at a wartime munitions plant, sewing factories and with WAHS maintainance staff. She was a great cook and worked tirelessly with cleaning, yardwork, snow shoveling and even house painting on high ladders. She made a wonderful home for her family. Pauline also provided care for her husband, Frank, for 15 years preceding his death. She had a special love for all animals. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Valerie Conrad-Dembinsky officiating. Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Private committal at St. John’s Cemetery, Windber. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Somerset County Humane Society in memory of Pauline.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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