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Colver, age 98, died May 10, 2017, at Windber Hospice. Born June 12, 1918 in Gallitzin. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Albert; daughter, Patricia Swinsford and sons-in-law, Robert Swineford and Peter Chiodo; brother, John; and sisters, Ann, Mary, Veronica and Josephine. Survived by children, Linda Chiodo, Johnstown; Bobbie (Michael) Blososky, Ebensburg; and A. Richard "Rick", Colver. Grandchildren, Wendy Alvarez, Terry Swineford, Tracey Kleinmeyer, Craig Swineford, Bobbianne Povlich, Noelle Bellack, Alison Ball, Amy Gattens. 17 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Last surviving member of her immediate family. A special thanks to her caregivers, Thelma, Sherree and Laura and the staff at Windber Hospice. Member of CD of A Court #680 Ebensburg, Sodiality of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Family Church both of Colver. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Colver the Rev. Bernard Grega. Internment Holy Name Cemetery, Ebensburg. Funeral arrangements by the Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, Ebensburg.
Published on May 12, 2017
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