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Grace M. Head

Head– Grace M., 73, Stonycreek Township, passed on May 19, 2020, at Windber Hospice.  Born on August 12, 1946 in Windber, PA, daughter of Helen and John Furmanchik. Preceded in death by her husband: Galen R Head, Sr., Mother, Helen Furmanchik and Son, Galen Head Jr. She is survived by her son, G. Jason Head and daughter-in-law, Val Head; Sisters, Helen Furmanchik, Bernadine Bishop, Ann (Enka) Tokarski and Amy and John Bradley and family. “Mum-mum” to Lily, Boston, Cole & Madison Bradley and Tucker Head. Grace spent many years working as a Nurse at Lee Hospital, and at Conemaugh Hospital before she retired.  She attended more hockey games than anyone in her a family combined while supporting her husband Galen and her sons during their playing days.  Grace also had a small speaking role as the hockey wife “Pam” in Slap Shot. At Grace’s request, there will be no public viewing. Due to the current social restrictions, a private mass and inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. At a later date, we intend to host a large memorial and celebration of the lives of both Grace and Galen Head.  Please sign up for notifications on when this can happen at: galenhead.com. The family would like to extend an extra thank you to Dr. Stephen Matse, Magee Women’s Hospital and Windber Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Galen Head Jr. Scholarship Fund at galenheadjr.org to Windber Hospice, in memory of Grace M. Head. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.


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Gracie was just the sweetest person you could possibly know. I got to know Gracie when she would bring Galen to Outpatient Physical Therapy. They would come early after Gracie got off working the night shift. They were both such sweet, positive, hard workin people!! They often brought much appreciated fresh donuts too:). The world is a lesser place without them

Marie Wilson May 30 2020 12:00 AM