Georgiana Louise Simchick
Georgiana Louise Simchick, 65, of 1625 Bendigo Road, Johnsonburg died Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness. She was born January 29, 1947 in Ridgway, daughter of George and the late Mary Chupa Cherry. She married Richard Simchick on January 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and he survives.She resided in Johnsonburg all her life. She graduated from Elk County Christian High School and received a BS degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She was also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course in Public Speaking.She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, where she was a member of the church choir and a Eucharistic Minister, and she was past member of the Johnsonburg School Board. She was a current member of the Ridgway Township Planning Commission. She was also involved in fundraising for Elk County Christian High School for many years.She had been employed in the past as a private nurse for many years.She had also been employed by the US Postal Service for 20 years. In addition to her father, George Cherry of Johnsonburg, and husband, she is survived by a son, Christopher "Chris" Simchick and his wife Tanya of Murrysville; a daughter, Lynn, Mrs. Thomas Buttery of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Zachary and Morgan Simchick, and Sophia and Max Buttery; three sisters, Diane, Mrs. Nick Cumos of Pittsburgh, Sylvia "Cindy", Mrs. Gary Carnesali of Johnsonburg, and Eva Hyatt of Laurenburg, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother. A Funeral Service for Georgiana L. Simchick will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral home on Monday, January 28, at 10 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. David J. Wilson, Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home 401 Chestnut Street, Johnsonburg on Sunday from 6-8 p.m.If desired, memorial contributions should be made to Holy Rosary Church, 600 penn Street, Johnsonburg, PA 15845 or to the Johnsonburg Community Building c/o Johnsonburg Boro, 100 Main St., Johnsonburg, PA 15845Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.