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 April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
- Today's Funerals April 16, 2014
- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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