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Ruth Taylor

Aug 08, 1954 - Oct 19, 2023

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Central City, PA

Taylor (Strenski), Ruth Ellen, died October 19, 2023. Born August 8, 1954, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Strenski. Preceded in death by parents; husband Gary; brothers Billy and Larry. Survived by sisters Betsy (Roger) Leppert; Eleanor (Fr. John) Pribish; Katie Strenski. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ruth was very active with her church, SS Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, and was an avid golfer. Friends will be received from 5-7 p. m. Friday, November 3 at the Mulcahy ...Read More

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John Thomas Lody

Jun 20, 1931 - Jan 25, 2024

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Central City, PA

John Thomas Lody, 92, of Central City, died January 25, 2024 at Meadow View Nursing Center. Born June 20, 1931 in Central City, son of the late Alex and Antoinette “Nettie” (Sroka) Lody. Survived by sons: Everett (Marcella) Lody and John J. (Angela) Lody; grandchildren: Michael (Angela), Kelly (Cody), John “Caleb”, Caden, Griffin, and Bryce; 7 great grandchildren; and sisters: Mary Lou (Michael) Pribish and Patricia Ching. Also survived by wife the former Darlyne Hawrylak, and daughter Lucy (James) Crichfield. He was a graduate of Shade-Central City High School. Korean War Army Veteran and survivor of Outpost Harry, whom received the Korean Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was the owner/operator of Lody’s Barbershop for 55 years. Member of Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, and Central City V.F.W. and American Legion. He enjoyed whittling, woodworking, and being outdoors. Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (Sacred Heart), Central City. Rev. Aron Maghsoudi celebrant. Committal Sacred Heart Church Cemetery. Military Rites by the Central City V.F.W. Post 7457. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Central City V.F.W., 351 Main St., Central City, PA 15926. Arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown. DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com

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John Wambach

Sep 21, 1946 - Dec 16, 2023

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Central City, PA

Wambach, John James - John was born in Paris, France during World War II and was raised in Baltimore, MD. He died very peacefully at his home on December 16, 2023, in Central City, PA with his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Dneaster) and family. He was preceded in death by his parents John F. and Laura V. Wambach. John is survived by his sister Francine of Dundalk, MD. ; two sons, Jim Wambach (wife Amy) of Midlothian, VA and Jeff Wambach (wife Tracy) of Noblesville, IN and three grandchildren Abby, Tyler, and Max Wambach. The Wambach family would like to give a special thanks to Tom and Pam Koback for always being there for John. In the 1960's John began working for US Steel in Dundalk, MD and later worked for the US Postal Service. For three decades, John was a manager of Mason's Department Store, Value City, Rite Aid, and Danville Memorial Gardens. Before retirement, he worked at Walmart in the sporting goods department. John was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Danville, VA, where he was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, served on the Parish Council, and was an Usher. His favorite hobbies were fishing and going to the Casino, but his biggest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "356 Hospice" in Carrollton, PA or Central City Fire Department. John will be cremated and a graveside service will be held at Danville Memorial Gardens, in Danville , VA, at a later date. Arrangements by Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City. www. mulcahyfuneralhome. com To to the family or in memory of John James Wambach, please

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Michael Homich

Dec 31, 1940 - Dec 12, 2023

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Central City, PA

Homich, Michael, 82, formerly of 34 4th St. Cairnbrook, PA, died December 12, 2023. Born December 31, 1940, the son of the late Nicholas and Nancy (Anastasia) Homich. Preceded in death by brothers Adam, John, Frank, Nick and Bill; sisters Mary, Helen, Susan, Nancy, Anna. Survived by sister Judy of Tucson, AZ and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and godchildren. Beloved by many - family, friends, neighbors and co-workers - whom he also loved. Along with many genres of music, dancing, a great story or a good joke - he had many interests. His most beloved hobbies involved working outside, growing flowers and vegetable gardening of which he shared many a harvest. He also had a career spanning 43 years as a printer for newspapers in NY (Newsday 1958 - 1967); Erie, PA (1967-1970); and Johnstown, PA (The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat 1970-2001). A very kind-hearted man who was always there for family, friends and almost anyone in need. His final hours were appropriately accompanied by loved ones, listening to polka music and reliving many fond memories. Our brother, uncle and friend set an example we will spend the rest of our lives trying to follow. He was a humble man of great integrity, honesty, generosity and love. He will live in us forever. Friends will be received at the Mulcahy Funeral Home 6-8 pm Friday December 15, 2023. Panachida at 9:30 am on Saturday December 16, 2023 at the Mulcahy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at SS Peter and Paul's Orthodox Greek Catholic Church at 10 am on Saturday December 16, 2023. Fr. Deacon Oleg Aminov. Committal parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Meals On Wheels is appreciated: www. mealsonwheels. com. To to the family or in memory of Michael Homich, please

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Ruth Taylor

Aug 08, 1954 - Oct 19, 2023

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Central City, PA

Taylor (Strenski), Ruth Ellen, died October 19, 2023. Born August 8, 1954, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Strenski. Preceded in death by parents; husband Gary; brothers Billy and Larry. Survived by sisters Betsy (Roger) Leppert; Eleanor (Fr. John) Pribish; Katie Strenski. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ruth was very active with her church, SS Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, and was an avid golfer. Friends will be received from 5-7 p. m. Friday, November 3 at the Mulcahy Funeral Home. Private committal Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in Ruthie's memory. To to the family or in memory of Ruth Ellen (Strenski) Taylor, please

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Mark Stahl

Jan 21, 1956 - Oct 05, 2023

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Central City, PA

Stahl, Mark A , 67, Central City, died October 5, 2023 at home Born January 21, 1956, the son of the late William and Betty Stahl Survived by wife Regina (Reggie); children Sara, William "Mitch" (Amanda), Cody (Whitney), Kaitlyn, William, Danielle (Kody) and nine grandchildren Brother of William (Jody), Linda (Ed), Craig (Susan) Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews Friends will be received from 3-7 p m Sunday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home Service will be held at 11 a m Monday at Central City Christian Church, Pastor Randy Reynolds officiating Committal Walker Cemetery To to the family or in memory of Mark A Stahl, please

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Thomas Barnes Sr

Jun 15, 1949 - Sep 27, 2023

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Central City, PA

Barnes, Thomas l Sr , passed away on September 27, 2023 Tom was born June 15, 1949, and graduated from Shade in 1967 He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a true friend to many He loved all sports especially when he could watch his kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews In the early 70's he coached little league and later t-ball Tom earned 2,300 bowling rings, a hole in one and an angler award for trophy fish, reeling in a 15 lb 6 oz steelhead trout Tom was a military veteran, serving as an K-9, MP stationed in South Korea during the Vietnam War You could always find him on the first day of hunting season hoping for the perfect shot Tom also loved fishing with his grandsons, watching their hockey games, learning about monster trucks, and sharing cheese puffs He was preceded in death by his parents Glen Sr and Irene, his sisters Mel and Peg and brothers Glen Jr and Bill He was survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Debbi (Tom), son Tom Jr (Kate) and grandsons Mike, Matt, Jackson, Benjamin, Chase, Connor, and Caleb, as well as sisters Barb, Sandy and Joanne, brothers Ed and Larry, and numerous nieces and nephews To to the family or in memory of Thomas I Barnes Sr , please

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Pamela Hartman

Oct 30, 1947 - Sep 16, 2023

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Central City, PA

Hartman, Pamela C. , (Laney), passed away at home on September 16, 2023. Born on October 30, 1947 to Lawrence Laney and Rosemary (Jones) Laney. Survived by loving husband, Stacey A. Hartman Jr. ; children, Julie (Jeffrey) Gould and Stacey L. Hartman; grandchildren, Allen Hitechew II and Robert Hitechew; great grandchildren, Levi, Savannah, and Amanita. She loved many things in life such as reading, old movies, and flowers, especially gladiolus and lilacs. More than anything she loved her family and pets. She will be greatly missed. There will be no service at her request.

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Edward Bero

Nov 18, 1940 - Aug 04, 2023

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Central City, PA

Bero, Edward F. , 82, Alum Bank, died August 4, 2023. Born November 18, 1940, the son of Stephen and Alice Bero. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Rosemary; brother, Michael; sister, Mary. Survived by son, Steven (Michelle); daughter, Laurie (Greg) Hubbard; grandchildren, Garret, Mackenzie, Mack and Zack; brother of Louella, Theresa, George, Agnes and Ann. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday at 11 a. m. until the time of service at 1 p. m. at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City. Father Aron Maghsoudi officiating. Committal St. John the Baptist Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Edward F. Bero, please

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William Pollock

Jan 16, 1946 - Jun 05, 2023

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Central City, PA

Pollock, William J. 77, Central City, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on June 5th, 2023, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. For 17 years, Bill fought a courageous battle of Parkinson's Disease, and despite his declining health, he always found the positive in each day, and lived for his family, friends and outdoors. Bill was the son of the late Edward and Christine (Sega) Pollock. Preceded in death by brother, Edward Pollock; survived by wife of 53 years, who cared for him with all her will, former Pauline Phillips; his three children: William J. Pollock "Bubba" of Central City, Dr. Patrick J. Pollock (wife Stacy) of Hollidaysburg, and daughter Jackie Pollock (husband Alex) of Honolulu HI; six loving grandchildren PJ, Vinnie, Charlie, Louie, Ally and Elise; sister, Carol Andersen of the Poconos and brother, Mark Pollock (wife Gloria) of Greensburg; good friend and helper, Robert Lehman Jr. ; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill and his dad ran a sawmill business, cutting mine posts for coal mines, in the 1970s and early 1980s. Later in life, he cut timber for local sawmills and would navigate his large logging truck on the mountainous terrain with ease. His children would anxiously wait out in the yard for their dad to come home late at night, and "toot" the horn as he drove his truck into the driveway. After his son Bill was diagnosed with Leukemia, Bill transitioned jobs once more to become his primary care giver, and later assumed the role as custodian for Our Lady Queen of Angels Church Central City, before retiring. He also dug graves and cut grass later to keep active and involved in the Community. As a seasoned hunter and fisherman, he looked forward to the day he could share and pass down this hobby and skill set to his children, nephews, and grandchildren. He also enjoyed trapping for wild game, ginseng hunting, playing his guitar and listening to country music. Bill, an avid and loyal fan of Shade High School and Pittsburgh Steelers football teams, would often volunteer his time to Shade football. He was a selfless and kind man who would give the shirt off his back to others and was often found at coffee shops and diners across Somerset and Bedford Counties, spending quality time with old friends, and making new ones. He was a friend of many. The success and character of his three children, is a direct reflection of the man Bill was. He would beam with pride as he talked about his oldest son and best friend, Billy, a cancer survivor and respiratory therapist; his youngest son Patrick, a West Point Graduate, retired Colonel in US Army, and Orthopedic hand surgeon; and his daughter Jackie, a CAPT in the US Navy and Physical Therapist. Bill was a lifetime member of the Central City Sportsmen's Club and also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the town of Central City. If you would like to make donations in lieu of flowers, charities of choice are: Pan Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Central City Sportsman's Club. Friends will be received from 2-8 p. m. Sunday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a. m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Chapel (St. John's), Father Aron Maghsoudi. Private Committal, St. John Cantius Cemetery, Windber.

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Pete Yelovich

Jun 12, 1941 - Apr 20, 2023

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Central City, PA

Dear Family, Friends and Richland Marine Customers, On Thursday, April 20, 2023, our deeply loved husband and father, Pete A. Yelovich, passed away at home. He was born in Windber, PA, on June 12, 1941, and was a lifelong resident of Central City. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 60 years, Berniece (Palya), brother James B. Yelovich (m. Patricia), sister Rebecca (Sanzo, m. Joe), sister Kate (Kathleen) Yelovich, and Ralph Conrad (brother-in-law, m. sister Karolyn), sister-in-law Betty Hordubay (Palya), and sister-in-law Joanne Marginot (Palya) and husband Charles Marginot. Pete and Berniece had two children, Kristine Yelovich, and Peter A. Yelovich (Kimberly Lamont), two grandchildren, Monique Roberts (m. Charles/Bugsy) and Trae A. Yelovich, and two great grandchildren Ashton Roberts and Brooklyn Roberts. Pete was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and various sportsman organizations. As the condolences began pouring in, the words most often used to describe our Pete were "kind, good, sweet and humble. " He was, in fact, all of those and much more but there was a streak of kindness in him that ran bone deep and never wavered. If you knew him or simply spent some time talking with him, it would become evident. It permeated his personal life and set the tone for his businesses, which he ran in partnership with his wife and son. The marriage of Pete and Berniece set them on a path of togetherness that encompassed both personal and business pursuits. Their marriage was a strong and lasting bond, filled with respect, gratitude and humor, a true feat after working together for most of their union. Soon after they married, Pete wanted to try his hand at a local business and they bought the former Bonanza Tavern in Central City, a favorite gathering place for Steeler football games, dart and pool leagues, Halloween parties, live bands and dances and the best pizzas around. Pete was the consummate bartender, empathetic listener, confidant and keeper of all secrets. Always with an entrepreneurial mindset, Pete and Berniece eventually added a restaurant and the business became a family affair. After a quarter century in the restaurant/bar trade, they sold the Bonanza Tavern to pursue other ventures. Opening a new chapter, Pete and Berniece ventured into boat rental concessions in multiple state parks, including Shawnee, Glendale, Laurel Hill, Canoe Creek and Keystone. If you were a recreational boater or fisherman/woman, you might have rented a pontoon or v-bottom boat from Pete and his son. And if you liked to share fishing lore, you probably had a great conversation with Pete about lures and reels, the best coves to keep secret and legendary lunkers. Pete and Berniece invested in Richland Marine during this timeframe and eventually stepped away from the state park concessions to focus solely on the business located in Johnstown, in partnership with their son. Pete was the front-of-store salesperson and loved the opportunity to speak with customers as they stepped through the door of Richland Marine. New and existing customers alike experienced not just the depth and breath of Pete's marine experience, but also his genuine interest and wit. His goal was to create an environment that fostered customers for life. Richland Marine was the culmination of a lifetime of successful entrepreneurial ventures. After the birth of Pete's grandson, Trae Allen, it wasn't unusual to find Pete walking around the Richland Marine showroom holding Trae, teaching him numbers, words and colors using showroom merchandise. Trae remembers his Pap playing with him and chasing him around the building in his little yellow Corvette. It also wasn't unusual to find Pete engaged in conversations that had nothing to do with boating. His life-long hobbies and deepest passions were hunting and fishing. He was a consummate sportsman and taught his son, nephews and grandson ethical hunting and fishing practices. Pete and his son won many fishing tournaments together, including the 2018 Hope Volunteer Fire Department Father's Day Tournament. He was a master storyteller of the big kills and the lunkers that got away and was never more in his element than when he was at the hunting camp that he shared with his son, nephews, brother and close friends. His many hunting trophies attest to his prowess in the woods. Pete was also an avid sports fan and his preferences were college basketball, Steelers football, and baseball at all levels. He could baffle you by citing player statistics from memory yet often couldn't remember where his glasses were. . . he would laugh, shake his head and ask his wife, who always knew exactly where he had left them. The last year of Pete's life was consumed by a diagnosis of AML (acute myeloid leukemia) and treatment. He was steadfast in his love for his family and desire to beat the survival odds. While the outcome was not what we had hoped for, he is finally pain-free, at peace and forever in our hearts and memories. The family will have a memorial service for Pete near the time of what would have been his 82nd birthday in mid-June. Please make donations to the Leukemia Society in lieu of flowers.

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