HOLLSOPPLE — MISHLER – Merle S., 82, Hollsopple, died Nov. 27, 2012, at Laurel View Village. Born May 11, 1930, in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, son of Walter S. and Myra V. (Yoder) Mishler. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife of 60 years, the former Esther Naugle; and children, Mark, married to the former Helen Knepper; Dale, married to the former Erin McLaughlin; and Diane, married to Richard Miller. Also survived by grandchildren, Steven, married to Kate; Amy; Eden; Meredith; and Adeline; and great-granddaughter, Eva. Brother of Grace, married to Don Speigle; and brother-in-law, Lester, married to Sara Jane Naugle. Active member of St. David’s Lutheran Church. Merle was an auctioneer for 68 years and was the owner of Mishler Auctioneer Service. Member of Pennsylvania Auctioneer’s Association and Pennsylvania Farmer’s Association. He was a farmer for many years. Family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. David’s Lutheran Church Davidsville, Pastor N. Gregory Vandyke and Pastor Jeffery L. Bassett, officiating. Interment, Stahl Mennonite Cemetery. Those who wish, please make donations to St. David’s Lutheran Church or Laurel View Village. The family wishes to thank AseraCare Hospice for their loving care for Merle.
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H. Ross Blackburn
BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.
Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash
HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.
Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow
LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.
LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Stanley J. Pinkas
PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.
Norbert J. Teklinsky
TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.
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RUSNAK – Margaret, 85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Jennie B. Slaventa
SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.
Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.
FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
The Very Rev. Father Christian R. Oravec, TOR
ORAVEC – The Very Rev. Father Christian R., TOR, 77, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown.
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Charles R. Eppley
EPPLEY – Charles R., 69, Sidman, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
June Louise Turchak
TURCHAK – June Louise, 87, South Fork, died July 18, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family.
Barbara Ann (Tredennick) Bretz
BRETZ – Barbara Ann (Tredennick), 83, Cape Haze, Fla., went to meet her Lord Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with her husband, Earle, at her side.
Anna Marie Fisher
FISHER – Anna Marie, 90, died at her residence, Arbutus Park Manor, July 18, 2014, on her husband’s birthday.
Alice O. (Ochsenhirt) Phillips
PHILLIPS – Alice O. (Ochsenhirt), 88, Davidsville, formerly of Allison Park, died July 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village.
Samuel C. Carpenter
CARPENTER – Samuel C., 81, formerly of Nice Avenue, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
OSSIP – Sydney, 97, Westmont, died July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
LACO – Gus. At 91 years, God has called Gus Frank Laco home on July 18, 2014.
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