WINDBER — LAPINSKY – Mrs. Eva F., 91, Windber, died April 29, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Richland. Born Sept. 9, 1921, in Windber, daughter of the late Domenic and Verna (Cunsolo) Rizzo. Also preceded in death by husband, Alex in 1992; son, Larry; and brothers, Anthony, James and Francis. Survived by children, Alex, married to the former Teresa Myers; and Mary Ann, wife of Keith Vasas, both of Windber; and Frank Lapinsky, Johnstown. Grandmother to Alexis, Allison and Megan Lapinsky; Nicole, Lauren, Justin and Nick Vasas; and Taylor and Troy Lapinsky. Sister of Josephine Koshute, Windber; Betty Phillips, Chester, Pa..; Eleanor, wife of Richard Snell, Gaithersburg; Carol, wife of Deacon Thomas Papinchak, Windber; Robert Rizzo, and wife, Martha, Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Richard Rizzo, and wife, Alice, Delaware; and Raymond Rizzo, and wife, Patricia, Somerset. Sister-in-law to Millie Rizzo and Wanda Rizzo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Eva worked at McCrory’s Store in Windber for 17 years, and Rizzo’s Restaurant for 43 years. She loved to cook and to bake. She was the maker of the best apple pies around. Eva lived for her children, grandchildren and entire family. Member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, the Very Rev. Leonard E. Voytek, VF, pastor, and Deacon Thomas Papinchak, brother-in-law of the deceased, homilist. Committal, church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held.
- District Deaths Dec. 5, 2013
Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
BONITZ – Genevieve B. (Decewicz), 89, Windber, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
- Today's Funerals Dec. 5, 2013
- District Deaths Dec. 4, 2013
Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
- Today's Funerals Dec. 4, 2013
- District Deaths Dec. 3, 2013
Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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