The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 8, 2014

Robert Wilbur Hindman

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — HINDMAN – Robert Wilbur, 90, Johnstown, died Jan. 7, 2014, at home. Born Nov. 8, 1923, in Friedens, son of the late Thomas and Larkey (Boucher) Hindman. Preceded in death by brothers, William, Harry, Edgar and James; sisters, Katherine Sweetwood, Ella Miller, Ruth Balch and Martha Raab-Gordon; son-in-law, Kerry S. Handlan; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Hindman. Survived by loving wife of 59 years, Ruth (Lehman); daughter, Kimberly, and life partner, R. Craig Bittner, and grandson, Dezi Drew Matthew, all of Somerset; brother, John, Palm Harbor, Fla.; sister-in-law, Grace Hindman; special sister-in-law, Sarah Flori; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Scalp Level Church of the Brethren. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, survived the sinking of troopship Leopoldville, and was awarded with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals for his service. He served with the Black Panthers, was a member of the Panther Veteran Organization, and was a retired instructor at the Hiram G. Andrews Center. Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was a member of Greater Johnstown Lodge 538 of Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, as well as numerous other Masonic organizations. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Road, Johnstown, Pa. 15902, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Pastor Ronald J. St. Clair, officiating. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Military rights will be performed by Menoher VFW Post 155 Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be given to Scalp Level Church of the Brethren or Conemaugh Hospice. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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