LORETTO — KARABINOS – Mae C., 95, Loretto, died Sept. 27, 2013, at home. Born Feb. 12, 1918, in Gallitzin, daughter of the late Francis and Laura (Mack) Lynch. Preceded in death by husband, John A., on Nov. 24, 1976; sons, Anthony and Michael; infant siblings, Leroy, and twins, Ralph and Rosaline; brothers, Edward, Leo, Warren and Paul; and sister, Madeline. Survived by children, Bernie (Carol Lidwell), Ashville; Maggie Biter (Gary), Loretto; John V., Freeport; daughter-in-law, Rose (Grove) Karabinos, Cresson; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Helen Eckard, Canton, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Catherine “Cass” Lynch, Gallitzin, and Shirley Riley, Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mae enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and quilting. Worked as a cook at St. Francis Monastery for 13 years, worked for L. Robert Kimball, Ebensburg, several years and in several local restaurants. She was awarded the Prince Gallitzin Cross in 2000. Longtime sacristan at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coupon, and the Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto. Promoter for the Miraculous Medal Society and served as a tour guide for Prince Gallitzin Chapel House, Loretto. Member of Loretto Senior Citizens; Altar-Rosary Society, where she was an active participant with its military mail campaign; and the Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto, the Rev. Msgr. Timothy Swope and the Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, celebrants. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Association of the Miraculous Medal or Prince Gallitzin Chapel House Memorial Fund in Mae’s memory. Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville.
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Ray H. Clites
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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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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.
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Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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