JOHNSTOWN — WEGRZYN-WERZYN – Sophia Claire, 95, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, formerly of Town House Towers and Conemaugh, died Sept. 25, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Aug. 12, 1918, in Cairnbrook, daughter of Michael Sycz and Mary (Strus) Sycz-Rychak. Preceded in death by parents; stepfather, Stephen Rychak; husband, Walter W.; infant son, Walter; infant daughter, Mary Grace; and siblings, Stella Hajduk, Bertha Tylenda, Louis Sycz, Helen Granville, Joseph Sycz and Cleme Plaza. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survived by children, Barbara “Bonnie,” married to Eugene Kessel; Beverly, married to Calvin Dawson; and Walter W., married to Mary (Stringent), all of Johnstown; William, married to Robin (Reeder), Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and John, Johnstown; grandchildren, Karen (Kessel), married to Kenneth Kolenik, New Kensington, Pa.; Steven Kessel, married to Katie (McReynolds), Huntersville, N.C.; Calvin Dawson, married to Sue (Gilmore), Windber; Suzanne (Dawson) Ream, married to Don, Shippensburg, Pa.; Jeffrey Dawson, married to Amy (Abel), Pleasant Gap, Pa.; Randy Werzyn, Charlotte, N.C.; Ryan Werzyn, married to Ann (McCarthy), Pittsburgh; B.J. Werzyn, married to P.J. (Katzenstein), Dillsburg, Pa.; and Jeremy Werzyn, married to Amber (Peel), Johnstown; great-grandchildren, Shannon and Lauren Kolenik; Emily Kessel; Holly Dawson; Alyssa and Hayley Ream; Samantha, Jordan and Daniel Dawson; Jack and Leah Werzyn; and Sy Werzyn; and stepgreat-grandson, Seth Coleman. Former member of Polish Heritage Council and Polish Heritage Choir. She was an avid bingo and pinochle player. Former member of Assumption of the BVM Church. Member of St. John Gualbert Catholic Church. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Henderson-Makuchan Funeral Home, 434 First St., Conemaugh, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Gualbert Catholic Church, Johnstown. Committal, Assumption of the BVM Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sophie’s name may be made to Proclaim Ministries, P.O. Box 807, Johnstown, Pa. 15907, or Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904. The family wishes to thank the staff at Arbutus Park Manor for their loving care of Sophie. Spoczywaj w Poloju, Mom.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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