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Patsy Ann Cekella-Bellay

October 21, 1937 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 82)


Patsy Ann Cekella-Bellay, 82, formerly of Johnstown, died on March 25, 2020 at her home in Hopwood, PA.

Born October 21, 1937 in Johnstown, daughter of Pasquale and Amelia (Caputo) Altimore.

Preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Larry G. Cekella Sr., second husband Robert J. Bellay, sisters Mary Paratore and Dorothy Golian.

Survived by children Larry G. Cekella Jr. married to Jody (Hunter), Spring, Texas; Cathy A. Densmore married to Kenneth Densmore, Hopwood, PA; Carrie L. Callahan married to Richard Callahan, Dublin, VA; and Timothy J. Bellay, Redondo Beach, CA; and five grandchildren, Raymond Callahan, Lynsey Callahan married to Josh Olinger, Ashley (Cekella) Harris married to Kyle Harris, Larry Cekella III, and Emily Densmore, brothers Ernest Altimore married to Rosemary (Piro); Robert Altimore married to Carol (Weigel); Richard Altimore; and sisters Rita Bovino married to Steve Bovino, and Barbara Frye married to Barry Frye. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Patsy enjoyed dancing in her younger years. She had a beautiful voice and sang in several church choirs throughout her life. Professionally, she worked in the medical field as a medial secretary and biller for over 20 years. She loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events, recitals, and special activities. Her two four-legged family members, Lily and Landon, brought her great joy. Patsy had a compassion for helping others in their time of need. She was very proud of her Italian heritage.

Patsy's family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion they provided throughout her brief illness. A special thank you to Courtney, her nurse, and Stacy her aide. These individuals truly embody the term caregiver. 

Due to the recent pandemic, all funeral services will be held privately.   Private Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at in her memory.

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