WINDBER — ALT – Margaret A. (Opett), 89, Windber, went to be with the Lord and joined her husband, Frank, Sept. 30, 2013. Born May 12, 1924, in Windber, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Major) Opett. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Francis J. Alt Jr.; brothers, Andrew, John, Pete, Joseph, Mike and Steve Opett; and sister, Ann Apple. Survived by sons, Francis J. Alt III, married to the former Sylvia Steffke, Dearborn, Mich.; and David A. Alt, married to the former Jacqueline Hershberger, Richland; grandchildren, Francis J. Alt IV, and wife, Lindsay (Williford); Krista S. Alt; and Mark Meek and great-grandchildren, Kinley Alt and Mark Meek. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Gladys Opett, Michigan; and Amelia (Alt), wife of Steve Kristofco; and brother-in-law; Charles Alt, both of Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Former employee of Ripple’s Restaurant and Glosser Bros. Department Store, Johnstown. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was being with her family and friends and being active at her church. She especially enjoyed duck pin bowling. Member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber, where Margaret was a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Mary Guild and where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. George M. Gulash. Committal, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Windber Hospice in Margaret’s memory.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
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.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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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