PORTAGE — SMETANA – Stanley J., 93, Portage, passed away May 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 6, 1919, in Portage, the son of John and Josephine Smetana. Preceded in death by parents; sons, James Stanley Smetana and Crist “Buddy” Robine; brothers, Andrew, Walter and Jack Smetana; and sisters, Louise, Nellie and Mary. Survived by loving wife of 65 years, Marie (Pauli) Smetana; daughters, Eileen, wife of Carl Eicher, Woodbridge, Va.; Kathleen Smetana, Portage; and Patricia, wife of Richard Huber, Summerhill; grandchildren, Deborah, Carl Jr., Jennifer, James, Crist, Kevin and Richard Stanley; and 10 great- grandchildren; daughter-in- law, Janet. U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Retired federal mine inspector. He enjoyed working around his house and gardening. He was a former professional baseball player, played with Stan Musial and attended the Babe Ruth baseball camp. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Mountain Avenue, Portage, Father Joseph Janiszeski, celebrant. Committal, Prospect Cemetery, Portage.
Patricia J. (Giazzon) Mock
MOCK – Patricia J. (Giazzon), 67, Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Dec. 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
James E. Hess
HESS – James E., 65, Sidman, entered into new life Dec. 21, 2013, at home.
Carol Ann (Greenlee) Schulte
SCHULTE – Carol Ann (Greenlee), 76, Johnstown, died Dec. 21, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Leroy M. Cramer Jr.
CRAMER – Leroy M. Jr., 81, New Florence, passed away Dec. 20, 2013, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Paul J. Bearer
BEARER – Paul J., 79, Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 19, 2013, at home.
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Catherine M. Alwine
ALWINE – Catherine M., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 20, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Carol Ann (Shaulis) Barnick
BARNICK – Carol Ann (Shaulis), 66, Boswell, passed away peacefully Dec. 19, 2013, at In-Touch Hospice House, Somerset.
Diane L. Brant
BRANT – Diane L., 63, Johnstown, formerly of Friedens, died Dec. 19, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Gloria J. Bruce
BRUCE – Gloria J., Sebring, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
MONTGOMERY – Jurettia, 82, Johnstown, died Dec. 19, 2013, at Cambria Care Center.
Bette Lou Zepka
ZEPKA – Bette Lou, 70, Johnstown, died peacefully Dec. 19, 2013, at home with her family at her side.
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Dorothy E. Blank
BLANK – Dorothy E., 84, Arbutus Park Retirement Community, went to be with her Lord Dec. 18, 2013.
William Richard Drobnich
DROBNICH – William “Bill” Richard, 90, a native of Cambria County and longtime resident of New Enterprise, died peacefully Dec. 18, 2013.
GERIDEAU – Benjamen, 68, Somerset County, passed away peacefully at his home Dec. 15, 2013.
GRASSA – Thomas, 92, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 19, 2013.
Father Oliver Hebert TOR
HEBERT – Father Oliver, TOR of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred of Jesus, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
Robert W. Horn
HORN – Robert W., 62, Boswell, died Dec. 15, 2013, at Somerset Hospital.
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