PORTAGE — MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition. Born Nov. 7, 1974, in Johnstown, son of Joseph Jr. and Elizabeth (Novotny) Mandichak. Preceded in death by grandparents; great-aunt, Mildred; and two first cousins. Survived by parents; sister, Jo Beth; nephew, Corey; and niece, Lauren, all of Portage. Mike was a 1992 graduate of Portage Area High School and a 1997 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, with his focus on broadcast-cable production management. He enjoyed television production, video editing, railroading and designing websites. Life member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Portage. He served his parish by creating and maintaining the parish website, compiling and printing weekly bulletins, singing with the parish choir and performing several other tasks. Mike would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the late Father Ronald Yogus for having a great impact on his spiritual life and for taking the time to offer friendship, advice and emotional support with understanding. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage, where Parastas will be prayed at 7:30 that evening. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Father James Spontak, celebrant. Interment, church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mike asked that donations be made to the family and/or SS. Peter & Paul Church Cemetery Fund. “Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.” Online condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com.
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Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
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Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
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George J. Stapinsky
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Patricia L. Bakale
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Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
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Daisy "Doodles" Miller
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Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
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