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Maust, Karen
Karen Marie Maust, formerly of Uniontown, now of Conemaugh, went home to be with her precious Savior on July 10, 2024. Her husband dear Roland of 50 years was by her side. Eldest daughter of Arthur and Jennie Lee Essig of Massillon, Ohio, she was a 1972 Jackson High School graduate, and attended Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. A lifelong scholar, she served as librarian at both graduate and public levels. She loved sharing God’s Word. A masterful teacher, she skillfully led many women into a deeper understanding of the Bible. Whether in small groups or in settings of over 100 ladies, she had a rare ability to open up the Word of God. Another passion was ministering side-by-side with her husband. Whether teaching pastors’ wives in the Central African Republic, helping restart a church on the Aleutian Island of Akutan, or else recording camper salvation decisions in her “Lamb’s Book of Life” register, she was fervently committed to serving the Lord. The Mausts were in the process of relocating to radio station KCAM in Glennallen, Alaska, as radio missionaries when God called her home. Finally, she was a passionate wife and mother. Under her care, her three sons grew into pillars of their communities, serving as director of paramedic care (Russell), an Arctic Barnabas pilot (Jason), and a chef (Brian). And she faithfully stood by her husband from his days as a security guard to becoming a longtime pastor and an award-winning radio broadcaster involved in international ministry. She’s survived by her husband Roland of Conemaugh and three sons: Russell (Chrissy) of Kelley’s Island, Ohio; Jason (Anita) of Kenai, Alaska; and Brian (Charlotte) of Kelley’s Island. Her grandchildren include Kaitlyn Maust, Caleb Maust, Christopher Maust, and Jacey Tong. And grandson Corban Maust (Karissa) expects great-granddaughter Eden Rose Maust’s imminent arrival. Also surviving her are siblings Karlene Bowen, Jay Essig, Lori Devin, Kevin Essig, Wendy Andriotis, and Aaron Essig, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Two memorial services will be held, the 1st at the Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church, corner of Oak and 2nd Street, Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 PM. Then a joint homegoing / 50th anniversary celebration will be at the Canton Grace Brethren Church, 6283 Market Avenue, North Canton, Ohio, on Thursday, August 15 at 4:00 PM. Instead of flowers, the family requests all memorial gifts be made to Joy Media Ministry, P. O. Box 249, Glennallen, Alaska, 99588, or electronically to [email protected]  Please clearly mark all memorial gifts “Maust fund.” Arrangements are being handled by the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematories, Inc. of Uniontown, PA.
Hercik, Louise
Louise Hercik, Age 100, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2024 with her loving family at her side. She was born November 6, 1923 in Scenery Hill, PA, the daughter of Peter and Rose Ulanosky. She was a long-time resident of Uniontown where she resided with her spouse, Aloysius Hercik until his passing in 2014. She remained in Uniontown with her family. Louise was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and active with St Joseph Christian Mothers Association Louise had many jobs in her lifetime, including loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a cook for many years at Century Inn, Ruse’s Roost and most recently the Sun Porch. She loved Boston terriers and was actively breeding them for many years with her husband Al. She loved to travel and visited England, France, Italy, Canada, the Bahamas, Hawaii and many US states She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, John, Mike, and Alex and 2 sisters, Virgie Provins and Nellie Woleslagle She is survived by her sons, Thomas Hercik of Uniontown, Terry Hercik of Pittsburgh, and daughters, Darla Rocco and husband Ed of Pittsburgh,  Marlene Jane Evans of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, and Lorie Hercik of Hopwood, 7 grandchildren: Nicholas Rocco of AnnArbor Michigan, Matthew Rocco  (Katherine) of Pittsburgh, Michele Rocco (Matt Skeen )of Warren OH, Kathryn Evans (Andres Hasfura) of Oakland CA, Emily Evans  (Peter Blanco) of New York, NY,  Alec Hercik of Hopwood, and Thomas Evans of Indian Rocks Beach, FL., and 4 great granddaughters: Eliana and Lydia Rocco, Evelyn Skeen, and Sylvia Rocco. Friends and family will be received at Andrew D Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St, Uniontown, PA on Tuesday, July 16 at  2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Mass of Christian Burial will be at St Joseph Catholic Church, 180 Old Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown.on Wednesday, July 17, 10 A.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hopwood, PA. The family would like to encourage friends to share memories or condolences at Contributions can be sent to St Joseph Christian Mothers Association or charity of your choice. Attendee panel closed
James “Tater” Donald Tait, of Fairchance, Pa. passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024.  He was born October 17, 1952 in Uniontown, Pa.   Preceding him in death were his parents, George Arthur Tait Sr. and Florence Elaine (Divil) Tait and a brother George Arthur Tait Jr .   Surviving are his sisters Nancy (Tait) Campbell and Patty (Tait) Campbell; two daughters Rachel and husband Mark Duda and Jamie and husband Jeff Pikulsky; four grandchildren Tyler Duda, Jessie Rae Duda, Leah Anido and Elora Pikulsky; his beloved dog Heidy; and numerous nieces and nephews.   The love of his life was music.  He played in multiple bands throughout southwestern Pa.  He was known for his skill in playing guitar.   The family will greet friends and family in Ferguson – Brownfield Funeral Home & Crematory, 78 Main Street, Smithfield, Pa on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Interment will be private.
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Barbara J. Liptak Berdar, age 86, of Uniontown, PA, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2024 after a brief illness.  She was born October 3, 1937, daughter of the late Joseph A. Liptak and Anna Bobish Liptak.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Berdar, sister, Donna Stashick and brother, Andrew Liptak.   Barb was a member of St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Society and longtime Bell and Choir member.  She was an avid crocheter, and donated hundreds of prayer blankets to her church and numerous afghans to various charities.  She made well over 700 afghans in her lifetime.   Left to cherish Barb’s memory are her loving daughter, Debbie Crago and husband Scott and son, Derek Berdar and wife Paulette.  She was a very proud Gram of Ashley (Crago) Elkins and husband, Jonathon, Lisa (Crago) Kelch and husband Jeremy, Tiffany Henry and Richard Lee and a loving Great-Grammy to Ivy Kelch, Korbyn Henry, Abygale Stough and Wyatt Lee.  She was also a very special sister-in-law to Maxine Berdar and special aunt to Beth Liptak.  In addition, she is survived by sister, Kathy Suhar and husband Joe; brothers, Joseph Liptak and Nick Liptak and wife Janice and many loving nieces and nephews.   The family would to like to extend a special thank you to Logan, Miranda and Kim from Amedisys Hospice for taking such great care of our mom.                                         Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA. A Blessing service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2024 in Mount Macrina Mausoleum Chapel at 10 AM.   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at and on the funeral home Facebook page.  
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