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.
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Gerald C. Hoover
HOOVER – Gerald C., 79, Cambria Township, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Clifford August Rummel
RUMMEL– Clifford August, 68, formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, passed away Nov. 4, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.
Phillip Zdunczyk Sr.
ZDUNCZYK – Phillip Sr., 77, Portage, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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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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Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
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