WINDBER — WEDO – Cosmo “Cabbie,” 89, Windber, entered into eternal rest Aug. 28, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born Feb. 3, 1924, in Windber, son of Anthony and Mary (Del Vaglio) Wedo. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Lucille Urda and Rose Wedo; and brother, Angelo Wedo. Survived by brother, Pat Wedo, Delaware; and loving nieces and nephews, Greg Wedo, Michelle Marti, Tony Wedo, Valarie Pool, Victoria Kirk, Anthony Wedo, Jerry Sprecher and Cathy Auxer. Also survived by loving cousin, Emanuela “Tena” Catena, Windber; sister-in-law, Sandy Wedo, Texas; and brother-in-law, Andy Urda, Ohio. Cosmo was a 1942 graduate of Windber High School. Veteran of World War II, having served with the 9th Army Air Corps in Europe with the 566 Signal Air Warning Battalion. He participated in various battles and campaigns including Battle of the Bulge, Normandy, The Rhineland and Central Europe. His military honors include the Meritorious Unit Award highlighting five Bronze Stars. Retired employee The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, with 35 years of service, where he worked in the composing room, before retiring in 1988. He served as president of the former International Typographical Union for one year. Member of Windber American Legion, Windber VFW and Deep Sea Fishing Club. Cosmo enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling. His love of God and nature was the inspiration for his life’s journey. The family would like to thank his special friends and caregivers, Evelyn Phillips and family, Jim Maurizio and Ron Maurizio and friends, Maureen Romano, George and Carol Lesko and George and Millie Pierre. The family also wishes to thank Dr. David Csikos and Dr. Michael Voloshin and Cathy Vescovi, PA-C and staff and also the compassionate and caring staff and volunteers of the Windber Hospice. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, where Cosmo served as a Eucharist minister, and chairman of the Social Ministry Committee, in which his most caring project was the church collection of food products given to the Windber Food Pantry each week. He helped in the church kitchen during festivals and dinners. He volunteered at the Windber Hospital Ministry for 22 years. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, Father Rod Soha, TOR, and Father Joseph D. Maurizio, concelebrants. Entombment, St. Anthony of Padua Mausoleum, Windber, with military honors by Windber VFW Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be given to Windber Hospice in Cosmo’s memory.
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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.
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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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