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Joyce A. Certo




CERTO—Joyce A., 82, Geistown, passed away September 16, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. Born February 4, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan, daughter of Frank and Freda Farhat. Preceded in death by parents and husband, Angelo P. Certo. Survived by sister, Margaret E. Curtin, Lansing, MI; children, Nickolas P. Certo and wife Tracy (Herbst), Pittsburgh; Lori A. Certo, Lansing; Holly M. Haefner and husband, Charles Haefner Jr., Mars, PA; and Beth A. McGovern, and husband, Brian J. McGovern, Gloucester, VA; grandchildren, Daniel Certo, and wife, Jessica Repasz; Joseph Haefner; Andrew Certo; Alanna Haefner and Olivia Haefner; also survived by special friend, Bob Fesko. Graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Lansing, Michigan. She met her husband, Angelo in Michigan while he was attending Michigan State. Joyce worked as a secretary at many businesses and most recently retired from the Johnstown Senior Center. In her spare time, she enjoyed working as an accomplished seamstress out of her home. Member of St. Benedict Church, where Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil service will be held. Committal, St. Anthony’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Cambria County Association for the Blind, 211 Central Ave., Johnstown, PA 15902. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.






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Joyce did many sewing projects for me and all were done perfectly. She was so accommodating and made sure she completed the work when she said she would- or earlier. Joyce was such a personable woman and I enjoyed our conversations. So happy to have known her. My sympathy to her family.

Joyce M Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM

Know that our hearts and prayers are with you, Nick, Lori, Holly and Beth, as you grieve the sudden loss of your Mother and celebrate the beauty of her life. So many memories to keep her close and forever a guiding light in your lives. So happy for our memory of Joyce and all of you together enjoying the wedding of Daniel and Jessica last year.

R.J. and Patricia Herbst Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Sometimes we may say Joyce lived a good long life, and she did. She lived her life to the fullest. However, no matter how long one lives, it is NEVER long enough. Be assured of the keeping of this wonderful promise from God: The righteous will possess the earth and live FOREVER on it. There IS going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. (Acts 25:15) Imagine awakening to a righteous new world where death has been eliminated. This is the way God intended it to be from the start. His original purpose will be fulfilled when His Kingdom comes. Please take heart in these beautiful promises. Please visit jw.org for further information regarding the beautiful future that lies just ahead.

Suzanne Scullion Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

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