Dorthy Merritt Veale Celebration of Life Service Wednesday February 16, 2022 at 1:00PM In-person and via Zoom

A Celebration of the Life of Dorthy Merritt Veale will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday February 16, 2022 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in-person and via Zoom. The family will receive visitors beginning at 12 noon in St. Mark’s sanctuary. If you plan to attend the service in-person, please wear a mask and social distance. If you plan to attend via Zoom, please contact The Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill at (814) 535-6797 or in advance of the service to obtain the login information.

Dorthy passed from this life to eternity with God on January 21, 2022. Born on February 23, 1934, in Johnstown, she was preceded in death by her parents Charles C. and Emma (Custer) Merritt; sisters, Donna Merritt and Kathleen Carlson; brother, Charles R. Merritt. She is survived by sister, Carol Caroff of Salix; son, Donald “D.C.” Veale of Ellicott City, MD; daughter Carolyn Veale of Oklahoma City, OK; grandson, Joshua Veale of Ellicott City, MD; granddaughter, Heather Polonsky (Alex) of Catonsville, MD. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in nursing, she worked as a nursing supervisor at Community Nursing Service in Johnstown for many years. She was a lifelong avid reader, and enjoyed writing occasional poetry. It tickled her greatly that a few were published. In her younger years she enjoyed painting. She was very active in her church, St. Mark’s Episcopal in Johnstown. She sang in the choir, served on the altar guild, and greatly enjoyed doing home communion with shut-ins as a lay eucharistic minister for many years. She also sang in several community choirs. She regularly donated blood throughout her adult life. She loved her siblings, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of sending flowers, please donate to your church or a charity of your choice in honor of her.

Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist 10:00AM In-person & via Zoom

Join us Sunday at 10:00a.m for Holy Eucharist in-person or via Zoom. The fourth Sunday of each month is Rite I. All other Sundays are Rite II. If you plan to join us in-person, please wear a mask and social distance. To join us via Zoom, please contact The Reverend Nancy Threadgill at or (814) 535-6797 in advance of the service to obtain the login information. Login will begin at 9:40 a.m. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to admit everyone. The worship service bulletin is available here and under Worship.

Epiphany Bible Study of the Book of Exodus via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM Starting January 12, 2022

Throughout the season of Epiphany, we will join with The Good Book Club as we journey through first half of the Book of Exodus. There are many ways to engage in this study. At St. Mark’s we’ll meet for seven weeks on Wednesday evenings starting January 12 (through February 23) from 7:00 to 8:00 via Zoom. We’ll begin with a brief time of fellowship (bring your favorite beverage). The study will begin with an overview of the readings of the past week, after which all are invited to share their reflections. We will conclude our evening with Compline.

Our study is part of a larger study, The Good Book Club, sponsored by Forward Movement and partner organizations from across the Episcopal Church. To learn more about The Good Book Club check out For the daily readings (with links) check Check out for additional resources.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa Bell-Loncella at

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