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Paula J., 49, Johnstown, passed away Aug. 11, 2017, at her home. Born Aug. 7, 1968, in Altoona, daughter of Ralph and Paula (Risban) Viscusi. Preceded in death by her dad, Ralph; her maternal grandmother, Germaine Risban; and her biological father, Raymond France. Survived by her son, Adam Helm, and his significant other, Ashley Roles, Johnstown; her mother, Paula Viscusi, and her significant other, Ronald Mardis, Mundys Corner; her siblings, Raymond France, Texas; Robert France, North Carolina; and Tonya France, Tennesee; her stepsiblings, Wayne Viscusi, Pennsylvania, and Dawn Sperry, Virginia; her special niece, Brianne France-Layton, Johnstown; her special nephew, Ben Krisay, Johnstown; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews; and her best bud, her dog, Blair, to whom she was devoted. Paula was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed art, especially painting. She was a great speaker and communicator, she loved music and enjoyed attending rock concerts. She had a great sense of humor, and was very strong in her faith and she trusted in God's grace. She enjoyed spending time at home with her family where she was most comfortable. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, Johnstown, Pa 15902. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, Pastor Robert Wagner, officiating In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Paula to Arts for Healing, 1450 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15904. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, "Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care." Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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