GEISTOWN — PLESNICK – Rudolph “Rudy,” 89, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord Oct. 13, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 6, 1924, in Twin Rocks, son of George and Frances (Maticic) Plesnick. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Pauline Boyar. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Gillette M. (Defrance) Plesnick, Geistown Borough; children, Lucine C., wife of Frank Lesosky, Richland Township; Lynn H., married to the former Kathy J. Eckley, Central City; and Lyle R., married to the former Joanne M. Badaczewski, Media, Pa.; grandchildren, Dr. Christine M., wife of Philip E. Rohanna, Geistown Borough; Nicole A., wife of Michael W. Stevens, Mount Joy, Pa.; Eric P. Lesosky, Richland Township; and Shawn L. Plesnick, Media, Pa.; and great-grandson, Mason Tyler Stevens. Rudy was a 1942 graduate of Johnstown High School. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II as wire chief in the 3113th Signal Corps in Liege Belgium, where he met and married his lovely bride, Gillette. Rudy attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, Ill., for electrical engineering. He retired after 40 years as owner and operator of the former Stonycreek Hotel and Bar, Johnstown. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church; 3rd Degree in the Knights of Columbus; Menoher Post 155 VFW; and SNPJ Lodge 749; and life member of Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company. He enjoyed family, hunting, boating, fishing, biking, being in the outdoors and was an avid sports fan, especially the Pirates and the Penguins. Rudy will be remembered for his ability to fix anything, but family always came first. He loved his entire family dearly, especially his grandchildren. Rudy’s family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Memorial Medical Center and all the caregivers who assisted Rudy. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904, in memory of Rudy. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.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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