The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

November 19, 2013

Ann Papinchak

SALIX — PAPINCHAK – Ann, 87, Salix, went to be with the Lord Nov. 18, 2013, at her residence. Born Nov. 4, 1926, in Vintondale, daughter of Michael and Catherine (Hensal) Pascovich. Preceded in death by parents; stepfather, Stanley J. Skowron; husband, Michael B. Papinchak; son, Michael B. Papinchak; grandsons, Damian E. and Jamie R. Papinchak; and brother, John. She is survived by her loving sons, Thomas A., married to former Mary Knapp, Houston, Texas; Edward G., married to former Beverly A. Hill, Salix; Richard S., married to former Diana L. Ott, Salix; and Ronald M., Florida; grandchildren, Eric, Stephanie, Kelly, Courtney, Jason, Stacie, Robert, Krista, David and Sara; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Soyka, Windber; brothers, Mike Pascovich; Nick Pascovich, married to former Patricia Raysko Pascovich, all of Windber; Stanley J. Skowron Jr., married to former Kim Irons, Westmont; and Gregory J., married to former Diana Ryan, Richland Township; numerous nieces and nephews; and her two buddies, Odie and Lulu. Ann was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber. She enjoyed shopping, working in her garden and was an avid Penn State and Steelers football fan. Ann will be remembered for her baking, particularly her nut rolls and Sunday dinners. She loved her entire family, but especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, the Rev. George M. Gulash. Committal, Richland Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, in memory of Ann. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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