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Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
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Mary Jane Saintz

Saintz, Mary Jane, 88 of Richland Township, passed peacefully at Conemaugh Medical Center on Sunday, August 20,2017. She was born on December 23, 1928 in Johnstown to the late Jesse S. and Blanche E. (Snavely) Frum. Preceded in death by siblings, Helen Merritt, William, Harold and J. Richard Frum. She is survived by her devoted husband of 69 years, Fred D. Saintz and children, Marsha Jayne, wife of Alan Lessig, Johnstown; Jeffery W. Saintz, husband of Stacy (Blair) Saintz, Titusville, PA, and Melinda, wife of Paul Leonard, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren: David, Daniel and Sam Saintz and Jesse, Abigail and Benjamin Leonard, great-grandchildren: Abigail, Trevor and Adam Saintz, Lucas Leonard, Belle and Violet Saintz and T.J. Saintz. Jane graduated in 1946 from Johnstown High School and was the first May Queen. She was employed by American Stores Office in Woodvale and Law's Jewelry. She was a lifelong member of Calvary United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, #495, Anna Windolph Chapter. Jane volunteered at Arbutus Manor for 35 years. Special thanks and gratitude to the staff at Arbutus Manor, Crossroads unit and the Palliative Care Unit at Conemaugh Medical Center for their loving care of Jane.  Friends received from 2-8 pm Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland and one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday at 2 PM at Calvary United Methodist Church, 159 Chandler Ave. Rev. Matthew Williams, Pastor, will preside over the service and interment at Richland Cemetery. O.E.S. Service at 7:30 PM Tuesday. Family suggests donations to Shriner's Hospital or to Calvary United Methodist Church in Jane's memory. (Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)

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My family lived next to Jane's relatives on Chandler Ave and formed a friendship when Fred and Janie visited Aunt Pearl and Uncle Ed Galbraith with their 3 children.
I remember talking with Fred and Jane at the Masonic Temple's Chicken n Biscuit dinners. May Her Memory Be Eternal and may Jane have eternal rest and peace. Dianna (Tumbas) Dunnington Pittsburgh PA

Dianna (Tumbas) Dunnington Aug 28 2017 12:00 AM

Marsha, I just heard about your mother's passing. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family as you adjust to missing her. Praising God for her life and that you will see her in heaven again someday.

Wendy Trout Aug 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Jane Saintz

Marsha Jayne Saintz Lessig Aug 25 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you for your thoughts.

Mindy Leonard Aug 25 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences to Fred and the Saintz family. It was truly my pleasure to care for her. I loved her dearly. May your memories bring you peace.

Tricia Shaffer Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mindy and the Saintz Family---Know that our prayers and sympathy are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, The Merle Vizza Family

The Merle Vizza Family Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Jane Saintz

Joe and Judy Maurer Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Fred sorry for loss. Prayers sent your way. God bless brother

Joe Maurer Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Warmest sympathy to you in this time of loss. I can only imagine how proud your mom must have been of you and the path you have taken with your life. I wish for you the Lord's peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Bob Jamison Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

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