Anna ‘Ann’ Rose Murkey

Anna “Ann” Rose Murkey, age 93, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Albany Medical Center.

Born in Johnstown on November 18, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Anthony Valovic and Pauline Balas Valovic.

Mrs. Murkey attended Johnstown schools and worked at Jules T. Garfall Leather and Lumex Corp. in Johnstown until her retirement. Ann loved her home and her family. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her dog.

Ann was united in marriage to Alfred E. Murkey on May 27, 1944, until his passing on March 12, 1967.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy A. Collins and husband, Val of Johnstown; one sister, Pauline Buyce of Northville; two grandsons, Kelly Collins and wife, Michelle, and Jeffrey Collins of Johnstown; one great-granddaughter, Emily Rose Collins of Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Murkey was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Valovic and Vandeline J. “Van” Valovic; and two sisters, Julia Cristiano and Mary DiBartolomeo.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown. Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams will officiate.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday prior to the service from noon to 1p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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