The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 12, 2014

Paul Gelles


JOHNSTOWN — GELLES – Paul, 83, Johnstown, died May 12, 2014, at his son’s home in Plum, Pa. Born Aug. 19, 1930, in Johnstown, son of Michael and Mary (Popovnak) Gelles. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, George, Michael, Stephen, Adam, Alex, Edward and John Gelles; and infant twins, Mary and Helen. Survived by loving wife of 59 years, Betty (Konchan) Gelles, Johnstown; son, Paul S., and wife, Dr. Joyce Gelles, Plum, Pa.; and grandsons, Matthew and Robert. Brother of Elizabeth Syplivy and Irene Hagerich, both of Johnstown. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. Member of Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, where friends and family are asked to attend funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Robert Oravetz. Committal, Grandview Mausoleum, with military rites by Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where Parastas will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in memory of Paul Gelles. Condolences may be sent to

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