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.
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Phyllis J. Burkhard
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Homer E. Hillegas
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Florence R. Homer
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Ronald Glenn Lester
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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
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Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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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
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Stella A. Ponchek
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