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80, of Johnstown, died on August 23, 2017 at Laurelwood Care Center. Born March 31, 1937, in Johnstown, daughter of Ased and Dewan (Simon) Azar. Preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Josephine, Mary and Stella, and brothers, George and Sam. Survived by her loving brothers, Mitchell Azar, married to Lillian (Audi) and Fred Azar; nieces, Mary Ellen Azar, married to Robert Kramer; Michele, married to James Donnelly; and nephew, Mitchell G. Azar, married to Rebecca (Regan). Also survived by great nieces, Hannah Hewgley (Preston), Kasey Azar and Katherine Donnelly, and great nephew, Tyler Azar. Adele was a 1956 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in Education. She retired from Johnstown School District after 32 years as a Science teacher at Garfield Junior High. She was an active member of the P.S.E.A., G.J.E.A. Adele was also a life member of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, where she served as Teen SOYO advisor for many years. Friends received from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. where Trisagion Prayers of Mercy will be sung at 7 p.m. Trisagion prayers of Mercy will be sung at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Funeral Service to follow at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Very Rev. Father Donald E. Shadid. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions payable to St. Mary Antiochian Church, Special Projects Fund, 111 Alberta Ave. Johnstown PA 15905 in Adele's memory. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
Published on August 25, 2017
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