NORTHERN CAMBRIA — FAGAN – Freda Grace (Ross), 86, Northern Cambria, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at Golden Living Center, HAIDA. Born March 15, 1926, in Ebensburg, daughter of John M. and Eva (Harvey) Ross. Preceded in death by parents; husband, George R. “Bud” Fagan Sr., who died in 1983; brother, Patrick Ross; and sisters, Norma Allen and Betsy Ross. Survived by her only son, George R. Fagan Jr., husband of Bonnie (Nicewonger), Erie; twin grandsons, Ross and Bruce Fagan; sister, Jean Avaritt, West Virginia; several loving nieces and nephews; special friend, Kathy Williams, Northern Cambria; and the “Girls from Nursing.” Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and former St. Patrick Catholic Church. Longtime member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas. A 1944 graduate of Ebensburg High School, and a 1947 graduate of Miners Hospital School of Nursing. Freda went on to work at Miners Hospital for 25 years as a registered nurse and the director of the nurse’s aide training program. After retiring from Miners Hospital, she continued working with area coal miners as a nurse for the Federal Black Lung Program. Freda was very proud of her Scotch-Irish heritage, she was fiercely independent, enjoyed playing cards and being with friends at Northern Cambria Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed vacations, seeing America and the occasional bus trip to the casino. But her most cherished role was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was most proud of her grandsons. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Chapel, Father Larry Lacovic, officiating. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery.
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Lawrence E. Coy
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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.
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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
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