GALLITZIN — PLAZEK – Robert C. “Bob,” 78, Gallitzin, died Nov. 19, 2012, at Altoona Hospital. Born Oct. 22, 1934, in Sankertown, son of the late Walter and Mary (Conrad) Plazek. Preceded in death by wife, the former Patricia Conrad, on Oct. 10, 1993; infant daughter, Brenda, in 1964; brothers, Bill and Gary; and sisters, Betty Halarz and Sandra Conway. Survived by daughters, Nancy (Brian) Wagner, Gallitzin; Connie (David) Itell, Loretto; grandchildren, Hunter and Patty Wagner; brothers, John and Jim (Phyllis), both of Sankertown; Ted (Theresa) and Leo, both of Loretto; and Roy, Gallitzin; brother-in-law, Stanley Halarz, Sankertown; and sisters-in-law, Patty Plazek, Lilly; and Kay Plazek, Sankertown. Bob retired in 2001 from SCI-Cresson as a corrections officer. An Air Force veteran of Korean War. Member of Loretto American Legion. A graduate of Cresson High School. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and playing the lottery. Member of St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Albert Ledoux, celebrant. Committal, St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin, where vigil service will be held Friday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Gallitzin Fire Company or Gallitzin Ambulance service in Bob’s memory. Military rites by Loretto American Legion and other local military organizations. (www.gibbonsfunerals.com)
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Thomas G. Hunter
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James M. Krumbine
KRUMBINE – James M., 64, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Arthur Lee Brown
BROWN – Arthur Lee, 84, Somerset, died March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Shirley Mae Weldon
WELDON – Shirley Mae, 79, Kimberly, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2014.
Richard A. Sotack
SOTACK – Richard A., 49, Blacklick Township, passed away March 10, 2014, at home.
GULA – Daniel, 84, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at home.
Francis W. Gavlak
GAVLAK – Francis W., 89, Portage, passed away March 11, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center.
JANCUK – Julia, 79, Portage, passed away March 10, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital.
Chester R. Querry
QUERRY – Chester R., 92, Johnstown, passed away March 10, 2014, at his home.
Carrie Elizabeth Massey
MASSEY – Carrie Elizabeth, 75, Virginia Beach, Va., went home to be with the Lord March 5, 2014.
Johns C. Schmid Jr.
SCHMID – Johns C. Jr. “Jack,” 89, Davidsville, formerly of Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Dr. Stephen P. Kukucka
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Sophie (Krempasky) Krisko
KRISKO – Sophie (Krempasky), 87, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness.
Ronald F. Corona
CORONA – Ronald F., 70, Cresson, died March 9, 2014, at home.
Christine A. Matos
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Norman J. Makin Jr.
MAKIN – Norman J. Jr., 65, Geistown Borough, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
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John E. Schuster
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Ruth M. Cuppett
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