The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 7, 2013

John George Holsberger

The Tribune-Democrat

LILLY — HOLSBERGER – John George, 77, Lilly, passed away Feb. 5, 2013. Born Jan. 4, 1936, to the late Louis and Elizabeth (Poruban) Holsberger. He graduated from Portage High School, served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and earned degrees from Indiana State College and Penn State University. A lifelong teacher, John shared his passion for education with many: As a science teacher at Richland High School for 35 years, a coach for Lilly Little and Pony leagues and Richland High School baseball teams, instructor in Pennsylvania Game Commission hunter safety programs, a participant in trout float stocking trips at Yellow Creek, a director at Youth Conservation Corps programs, an umpire for the Altoona City League and a PIAA track official. Survived by wife of 50 years, Elaine (Krumenaker); children and their spouses, Beth and James Carlson, Joseph and Debbie Holsberger and James and Denise Holsberger; and grandchildren, Michael Holsberger, and fiancee, Jenna Glass; Matthew, Hayley and Samuel Holsberger; and Madeline and Benjamin Carlson. Donations in John’s memory can be made to Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association, c/o Mr. Gides, treasurer, 514 Willow St., Lilly, Pa. 15938. The family thanks Conemaugh Home Health and Windber Hospice for their care and support. Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly, is serving the family.

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