JOHNSTOWN — PUNIAK – Andrew C., 59, Brownstown, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 21, 1953, son of Margaret (Kuhar) Burkhart. Preceded in death by his adopted parents, Charles and Mary (Laco) Puniak. Survived by his loving wife, Stephany Oleksa-Puniak; daughter, Tobie Gunby; brother, David Burkhart; sister, Joan (Robert) Ondick; nephew, Zachary Burkhart; mother- and father-in-law; Helen and Steve Oleksa, who Andrew referred to as mom and dad; sister-in-law, Vanessa Flowers; and brother-in-law, Larry (Karen) Oleksa. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and his cats, Muff and Stretch. Andrew was a member of St. Michael Church, Brownstown. He was a bass player in numerous bands throughout his life, including FM, High Mileage, Hangman, Satrycon, Myst, Krave and Wild & Blue. He also played as the opening act for Tracy Lawrence, Dan Seals, Kenny Chesney and Pam Tillis. He also released an album “It’s About Time.” He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church, Franciscan Friars, OFM, Conv. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.
- District Deaths April 17, 2014
Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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