JOHNSTOWN — ESCHRICH – Oscar F., 91, Johnstown, died Jan. 27, 2013, at his home. Born April 25, 1921, in Johnstown, son of the late Edmund and Martha (Groebel) Eschrich. He was the youngest and last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by sisters, Louise, Margaret, Clara and Meta Nozsak, and daughter-in-law, Deborah Eschrich. Survived by wife, Eva Jean (Strayer) Eschrich whom he married Aug. 28, 1949; sons, William Eschrich, Salix; and Dennis Eschrich, and wife, Catherine, Summerhill; and grandchildren, Erin and Eric. Member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. He graduated from Johnstown High School. He worked in steelmaking before volunteering for military service, having served in the Air Force as a B-17 flight officer and bombardier near the end of World War II. Also a member of the U.S. Air Force Association. Oscar worked as a patternmaker for U.S. Steel and Johnstown Corp. He enjoyed traveling the United States. Oscar was an avid gardener, he loved vacationing with family and friends in Ocean City, N.J., and was a reader and history buff. He built his Richland home in the 1950s and enjoyed spending his time there with family and friends, especially on his beloved back porch. A special thank you to Windber Hospice, its staff and nurses, and a special thank you to in-home caregivers Alice, Carol and Elaine. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Pastor Custead, officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Military rites accorded at graveside by members of Charles Menoher Post 155 VFW. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Windber Hospice.
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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