JOHNSTOWN — OSBORN – Helen M., 91, Johnstown, passed away Nov. 3, 2012, at home with her loving daughter, Joanne, by her side. Born June 30, 1921, in Harrisonville, Fulton County, daughter of the late Wishart C. and Alice Blanche (Wink) Deshong. Preceded in death by loving husband, Robert, April 1983, and brothers, DeKalb and Ralph. Survived by children, Robert and Carol (Palumbo), Windber; Sandra and Vernon Negus, Richford, N.Y.; Donald and Susan (Calik), Johnstown; loving daughter, Joanne, at home; and David, Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandchildren, Christopher, and wife Jennifer, Richford, N.Y.; Robert, Hollsopple; Jennifer, and husband, Curt Northrop, Woodbury, Conn.; Donald, Hollsopple; and Matthew, Johnstown; great-grandchildren, Libby and Seth, Woodbury, Conn.; brother-in-law, John, Calif.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Helen was a 1939 graduate of Johnstown High School; worked 41 years for PRR; Conrail; and Penn Central and Amtrak as head ticket clerk in Johnstown until her retirement in 1981. She and her husband, Robert, were enthusiastic thoroughbred race horse owners and breeders from the early ’60s until his death. They watched their horse’s race from Maine to Florida, and made many wonderful friends. Helen continued owning or going to the races until her death. She was an avid reader and loved music of all kinds. She also enjoyed traveling and at the age of 75 parasailed in Acapulco. She enjoyed going to casinos with friends and family and spending winters in Florida. Helen was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church. Her quiet strength and loving heart will be forever remembered and sadly missed. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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