HOOVERSVILLE — LOHR – Donald J., 89, Hooversville, died April 20, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Pretoria, son of Herbert M. and Evalyn M. (Custer) Lohr. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, Charlotte (Caldwell); two infant brothers; and sisters, Margaret and Marian Lohr and Virginia Border. Survived by wife of 46 years, Caroline B. (Hegadus), married July 30, 1966; sons, Richard D., Hooversville, and Herbert A., married to Anne Longenberger, Strasburg; and grandchildren, Megan M. Lohr, Dillsburg, and Michael D. Lohr, Dillsburg. A graduate of Shade High School. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he was a member of the 28th Infantry Division and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. A retired draftsman and tool and die engineer for Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, and Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory in Maryland. Member of Cambria Lodge 278, F&AM, where he was a past master; Altoona Consistory; Jaffa Temple; Knights Templar 61; Cambria Council 32; Portage Royal Arch 195; Allied Masonic Degree 67; Red Cross of Constantine; Johnstown Shrine Club; Somerset Shrine Club; and National Camping Travelers. Also a member St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served on the council, taught Sunday school and was a lay minister. Former member of Conemaugh Township School Board. Don enjoyed hunting, bowling, camping and traveling. The family would like to thank the staff of Windber Hospice for their kindness and compassion. Viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, where a masonic service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Viewing also from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Lutheran Church with Pastor Nila Cogan, presiding. Interment, Custer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths Dec. 7, 2013
Marian F. (Hall) Abele
ABELE – Marian F. (Hall), 88, Edgewood, Ky., formerly of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Emeritus at Edgewood.
BUSHWACK – Donna, 92, Loganville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Eugene Strohl Cassler
CASSLER – Eugene Strohl, 80, Everett, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Delores Jane Debias
DEBIAS – Delores Jane, 82, Beaufort, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Katheleen Joyce (Diviney) Gongloff
GONGLOFF – Katheleen Joye (Diviney), 81, formerly of Twin Rocks, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at home.
Jaclyn A. Gregorich
GREGORICH – Jaclyn A., 51, Greensburg, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor.
Andrew James Koss
KOSS – Capt. Andrew James, 33, Detroit, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, Pa., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
LETZO – Shary G., 67, New Germany, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 5, 2013, at her mother’s home in Portage.
Antoinette J. (DeSalle) Luker
LUKER – Antoinette J. “Toni” (DeSalle), 77, Bolivar, passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.
Roy G. McClure
McCLURE – Roy G., 63, Travelers Rest, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2013, at home.
Joseph C. Rubis
RUBIS – Joseph C., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles L. Sheets
SHEETS – Charles L., 79, Stoystown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House.
John E. Single
SINGLE – John E. “Pap,” 85, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 5, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 6, 2013
Lisa Jean (Anico) Bender
BENDER – Lisa Jean (Anico), 48, Hastings, died Dec. 4, 2013, at UPMC Hospital, Altoona.
Carole J. Berkebile
BERKEBILE – Carole J., 67, Stoystown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
William G. Good
GOOD – William G., 75, Johnstown, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Samuel E. Gossard
GOSSARD – Samuel E., 90, Johnstown, died Dec. 4, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
James J. Karlheim
KARLHEIM – James J. “J.J.,” 79, Patton, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his family.
Judith Ellen (Gosnell) Magallanes
MAGALLANES – Judith Ellen (Gosnell), 45, Windber, went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2013.
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