JOHNSTOWN — SCHROPP-LINK – Anna Marie (Burkardt), 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2012. Born April 14, 1922, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Francis and Anna (Denk) Burkardt. Preceded in death by first husband, Herbert Link, who died in 1967; second husband, Robert N. Schropp, who died in 1995; daughter, Diana Wherry; infant son, Herbert Link; and sisters, Ruth Riley, Martha Safko and Thelma Drummond. Survived by children, Rose, married to William Hubbard, Johnstown; Robert Link, married to Deborah (Babik), South Carolina; Janet, married to Robert Brazier, Virginia; Sharon Link, Johnstown; and Phyllis Link, Pittsburgh; stepchildren, Robert and Gerry Schropp, Harry and Martie Schropp, Duane and Sharon Schropp and Roy and Fran Schropp; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Also survived by brothers, Francis Burkardt and Joseph Burkardt, and sisters, Florence Kleinosky, Magdalene Bunk and Dolores Burkardt. Anna Marie retired from the former Johnstown Bank & Trust. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul for many years. Member of the Pinochle Club, Sewing Club, Westmont Hilltop Senior Citizens and was a charter member of St. Clement Catholic Church, where she was active in the choir. She loved music. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Clement Catholic Church, the Rev. William E. Rosenbaum. Interment at Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through ducafuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank LaurelWood Personal Care staff and Grane Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or St. Clement Church in her memory.
- District Deaths Dec. 20, 2013
Dorothy E. Blank
BLANK – Dorothy E., 84, Arbutus Park Retirement Community, went to be with her Lord Dec. 18, 2013.
William Richard Drobnich
DROBNICH – William “Bill” Richard, 90, a native of Cambria County and longtime resident of New Enterprise, died peacefully Dec. 18, 2013.
GERIDEAU – Benjamen, 68, Somerset County, passed away peacefully at his home Dec. 15, 2013.
GRASSA – Thomas, 92, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 19, 2013.
Father Oliver Hebert TOR
HEBERT – Father Oliver, TOR of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred of Jesus, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
Robert W. Horn
HORN – Robert W., 62, Boswell, died Dec. 15, 2013, at Somerset Hospital.
Dorothy V. Johnson
JOHNSON – Dorothy V., 98, Johnstown, died Dec. 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Merle D. Kelly
KELLY – Merle D., 88, Johnstown, formerly of Vinco, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Golden Living Center.
Irene E. Lambing
LAMBING – Irene E., 99, Indiana, formerly of Strongstown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Scenery Hill Manor in Indiana.
Robert M. Livingston
LIVINGSTON – Robert M., 72, Cambria Care, died Dec. 19, 2013, at his residence.
Rose Rita (Simsic) Otterson
OTTERSON – Rose Rita (Simsic), 76, rejoined the Lord Dec. 16, 2013, after a prolonged hospitalization.
Edith M. Ronald
RONALD – Mrs. Edith M., 87, Windber, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Albert John Schwing Jr.
SCHWING – Albert John Jr., 85, Richmond, Va., passed away Nov. 22, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 19, 2013
Ethel A. Bombatch
BOMBATCH – Ethel A., 95, formerly of Lower Yoder Township, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Richland Woods.
CHIMELEWSKI – Katherine, 90, Summerhill, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Rebekah Manor, Portage.
CLAAR – Roberta “Berta,” 74, Lilly, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at UPMC-Altoona Hospital.
Charles C. Cymbor
CYMBOR – Charles “Charlie” C., 95, Patton, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
M. Carol Jones
JONES – Mrs. M. Carol, 75, Elton, formerly of Oceanside, Calif., passed away Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton.
KIMBLE – Dolores, 84, Melbourne, Fla., went to be with her Lord peacefully asleep on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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