JOHNSTOWN — NEW– Jean W., 78, Johnstown, passed away Oct. 17, 2012, in Rome, Italy, while traveling with her husband of 54 years, J. Robert New. Jean was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Blairsville, the daughter of the late Nathan and Marguerite (Werner) Falk. Preceded in death by son, Christopher New. Survived by loving husband; daughter, Eileen Weimer, and husband, Chris, Nanty Glo; son, Keith New, and wife, Jana, Mechanicsburg; daughter, Elizabeth Kennedy, and husband, John, Overland Park, Kan.; daughter, Jennifer, New York, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also survived by brother, Ronald Falk, and wife, Judy, Milford; two nephews; and one niece. Jean was employed as a ladies’ editor with the Latrobe Bulletin, a columnist with The Blairsville Dispatch and The Catholic Accent of the Greensburg Diocese and an advertising manager for Benscreek Pharmacy. She was a financial counselor for St. Vincent de Paul; a volunteer for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Good Samaritan Nursing Care Center and Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital; a member of Stephen Ministries; a hospice care provider; and past president of the Seton Hill College alumnae board. Jean was also a very active member of the Church of the Visitation, BVM, where she was a Eucharistic minister, lector and member of the church collection committee and helped to deliver meals to homebound parishioners, and where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Barry J. Baroni. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., West Hills, 921 Menoher Blvd. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Jean to the Church of the Visitation BVM, 1127 McKinley Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15905 or to St. Vincent de Paul Family Kitchen, 231 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901. Condolences may be sent to ptbmortuary.com or tribdemcom.
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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