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July 12, 2014

Ira J. Gilkey

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — GILKEY – Ira J., 65, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital. Born June 20, 1949, in Johnstown, son of Edward J. and Arlene J. (Horner) Gilkey, Johnstown. Preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Ira Gilkey; maternal grandfather, Clarence Horner; maternal grandmother, Zora Horner; and mother-in-law, Theresa Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife, Denise M. (Thomas) Gilkey, Richland Township; brother, Edward Jr. (Deborah) Gilkey, Geistown Borough; paternal grandmother, Loretta M. Gilkey, Clearwater, Fla.; father-in-law, Dean Thomas, Richland Township; sisters-in-law, Diane (Michael) Hilands, Robin (Stephen) Omasta and Tracy (Doug) Gawel, all of Johnstown; brother-in-law, Christopher (Nancy) Thomas, Johnstown; goddaughters, Alaina and Marlina Gawel, both of Johnstown; nieces and nephews, Amy Gilkey, Kristy Hilands, Jennifer Gilbert, Ryan Thomas, Alison Brandle, Dana Toscano, Nicole Thomas, Michael Hilands, Alyssa and Madison Thomas and Alaina and Marlina Gawel; and great-nephew, Noah Gilbert. Ira was a graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a dedicated employee for 30 years at Sender Ironworks/Lockpaver Products, Tanneryville. Ira had a great passion and knowledge of all sports. While coaching Little League and softball teams, and managing AAABA teams for Dr. Walker and Coca-Cola, he touched many lives and was a role model to his players. He continued relationships with many of them over the years. Ira was an avid Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and New York Yankees fan. Those who love him know that he adored his nieces and nephews. One of his greatest thrills was sharing his love of the Yankees with a trip to Yankee Stadium with his wife and niece, Alaina. Ira enjoyed a wonderful life with his wife of 23 years and family. His fighting spirit and love of life are beyond measure. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Eric P. Kabler, officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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