Mary Jean ‘Jean’ Howell
Mary Jean “Jean” Howell, 83, Gallitzin, died Thursday. She was born in Portage, daughter of William and Leona (Madigan) Passick. Surviving are her husband, Roy P. Howell Sr.; five children: Mary Lou Offman, Elizabeth Ann Miller, Beverly Petyak, Francis and Roy P. Jr.; six grandchildren; and three siblings: William Passick Jr., Carol Halovich and Martin Passick. She was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Martin. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin.