The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 7, 2013

Anna Margaret (Bombach) Vorhauer

VINCO — VORHAUER – Anna Margaret (Bombach), 93, Vinco, passed away July 6, 2013, at home. Born July 3, 1920, in Vinco, Jackson Township, daughter of the late Anton and Elizabeth Margaret (Kosmatin) Bombach. Preceded in death by husband of 71 years, George F. Vorhauer Sr.; daughter, Elizabeth Marcella “Betty”; son, John Henry; brothers, Anthony Bombach and Karl Bombaugh; sisters, Agnes (Stiles), Amelia (Gay) and Elizabeth (Elliott); son-in-law, Ronnie Lee Pennington; sisters-in-law, Mary Bombach, Eleanor Vorhauer and Faye Vorhauer; and brothers-in-law, Walmer Gay, John Elliott, Wilmer Deetscreek and Alvin Shoemaker. Survived by children, George (Carol) Vorhauer Jr., Webster, N.Y.; Barbara Pennington, Portland, Ore.; and Margaret (Richard) Rudolph, Ebensburg; grandchildren, Brenda Vorhauer (Chris) Thornton, Spencerport, N.Y.; Randy (Vicky) Vorhauer, Greece, N.Y.; Paul (Kelly) Vorhauer, Cumming, Ga.; Debbie Pennington (Brian) Dodge, Williston, N.D.; Doug (Christine) Pennington, Pasadena, Md.; Vincent Rudolph, Arlington, Va.; Brandon Rudolph, Arlington, Va.; and Monica Rudolph, Ebensburg; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Bombach, Vinco; brother-in-law, Edward Vorhauer, Summerhill; and sisters-in-law, Martha Bombaugh, Austin, Texas; Kathryn Deetscreek, Mineral Point; and Margaret “Betsy” Shoemaker, Johnstown. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Anna served as secretary of the former Vinco PTA, vice president of the Johnstown Gem & Mineral Club and Noble Grand of the former Rebekah Lodge of Nanty Glo. Member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mundys Corner, for 76 years, where she served on the Altar Guild, Visitation Committee, taught Sunday school, worked in the kitchen and belonged to the Missionary Society. She was an avid traveler and collected rocks and minerals across the USA. She also collected novelty shoes and loved to cook and bake, play games and visit with friends and family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, and from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Kevin McNamara, officiating. Interment, Ogden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.


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