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Dee, 85, Windber went to heaven on December 15, 2017. Born February 24, 1932 in Windber. Daughter of Ignatius and Stella (Stopko) Karczewski. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Wallace and Leonard, and infant great-granddaughter, Hayleigh Rogalla. Survived by loving husband of 47 years, Andrew Turp Chontas; children, Dianne (Ercole), wife of Jack Hogue; James Ercole and wife Lori (Schmeltzer); Tricia (Chontas), wife of Brian Betta, and David Chontas, Grandchildren, Bryan Hogue and girlfriend Miranda Rose, Brenda (Hogue) wife of Dennis Rogalla; Dylan and Devin Chontas; Ruth (Schmeltzer) wife of Paul DeLomba, and Samuel Schmeltzer; great grandchildren, Brady and Alyssa Rogalla, Samuel Schmeltzer, and Benjamin DeLomba. Also survived by several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Retired owner of Dees News Agency and the Cabaret in Windber, past owner of the Richland Dairy Queen and the Super Bowl Lanes. Dolores was a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber, their prayer shawl ministry and various other organizations. She was an enthusiastic Pittsburgh sports fan and avid bowler. She served as president of the Johnstown Womens Bowling Association for 10 years. Friends received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber. Reverend Roderick N. Soha, Pastor. Interment, St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Windber. A special thank you to the Conemaugh Health System Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Service Groups, along with the critical care unit, for the compassion and care in Doloress last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics or to St. Judes Childrens Hospital in Doloress memory.
Published on December 16, 2017
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