COCONUT CREEK, FLA. — KOWAL – Helen B., 94, Coconut Creek, Fla., formerly of Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Nov. 15, 2012, at Northwest Medical Center, Margate, Fla. Born Oct. 15, 1918, in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of Zigmund and Wanda (Augustine) Rovansky. Preceded in death by parents; stepfather, Mike Bilski; husband, Walter F. Kowal Sr.; brothers, Nick and Alex; and sisters, Mary and Lillian. Survived by loving children, Barbara, wife of Michael Havrilesky, Coconut Creek, Fla.; and Walter F. Kowal Jr., Monroe, N.J.; grandchildren, Michael (Briana) Havrilesky, Adam Havrilesky and Jessica Kowal; great-granddaughter, Melania Havrilesky; siblings, Billy Bilski, Cleveland, Ohio; Cecilia Holub, Richland; and Wanda Waligora, Westmont; as well numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was a member of Church of the Transfiguration. She enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Transfiguration, Father Robert C. Hall, pastor. Committal, Assumption of the BVM Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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