The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 13, 2014

Alvin Eugene Ogline

FRIEDENS — OGLINE – Alvin Eugene “Gene,” 79, Friedens, formerly of Hooversville, died July 12, 2014, at The Patriot. Born Sept. 3, 1934, in Jenners, son of Alvin T. and Anna Bell (Cupp) Ogline. Preceded in death by parents; son, Michael; sisters, Betty Thomas, Janet Scaife and Joyce Ogline; and brother, Phillip. Survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Donna Mae Secrest; children, Colleen, married to James Kentula, Stoystown, and Shawn Patrick, married to the former Brenda Rutledge, Boswell; grandchildren, Taylor, Caleb, Bethany, Teela and April; brother, Dennis, and wife, Ruth, Boswell; sisters, Alice, married to Earl Fleegle, Boswell, and Arlene, married to George Hydock, Somerset; brother-in-law, Earl Thomas, Quecreek; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran and was retired from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He was a member of Hooversville VFW Post 7565, where he was a past commander; Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association; 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing Association; Stoystown American Legion; Hooversville Game Association; and was a life member of Jenners Rod and Gun Club. Former member of the Hooversville Borough Council and  umpire for Hooversville Little League.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing Santa at Christmas time. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Deaner Funeral Home, Hooversville, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Gerald L. Myers, officiating.  Interment, POS of A Cemetery, Hooversville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hooversville VFW Post 7565, P.O. Box 15, Hooversville, Pa. 15936. Graveside military honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. (

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