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.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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