CARROLLTOWN — BURSKEY – Anna M., 96, Carrolltown, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Feb. 20, 2013, at Golden Living Center-HAIDA, Hastings. Born Sept. 3, 1916, in Carrolltown, daughter of the late Frank and Angeline (Halady) Gwizdak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Burskey Sr., on Oct. 14, 1988; daughter, Barbara Burskey Fletcher, on April 19, 1993; and son-in-law, Elmer Fletcher. She was the last remaining sibling of brothers, Joe, Pete, Tony, Mike and Stanley, and sister, Mary Cymbor. Survived by children, Joseph (Myra Castro), Fairfield, Pa.; Frank (Bonnie Swisher), Dave, Gloria and Jerry (Lou Mortensen), all of Carrolltown; and Jeannie, Sterling, Va.; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Gwizdak, Carrolltown. Anna leaves a legacy of love and prayers for her 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was raised on the family farm outside of Carrolltown. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown. She enjoyed her years as a sacristan at St. Benedict’s church. Her favorite hymn is “How Great Thou Art” and her favorite picture is “Jesus Standing at the Door Knocking.” We will miss our wonderful mother and grandmother until we are reunited. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 146 N. Main St., Carrolltown, Pa. 15722, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Additional viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Carrolltown, by concelebrants the Rev. Jude W. Brady, OSB, and the Rev. Richard Ulam. Interment, church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Anna’s memory to St. John Bosco Orphanage, c/o Sister Celine Kirsch, Mercy Boys Home, 175 Shribastant St., Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, Guyana. (www.stevenfh.com)
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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