The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

January 22, 2014

Jack Morley Hess

UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — HESS – Jack Morley, 96, Upper Yoder Township, died Jan. 20, 2014, at The Allegheny Lutheran Home at Johnstown. Born Aug. 12, 1917, in Johnstown, son of the late Merle O. and Evelyn (Markle) Hess. Preceded in death by sister, Nedra Hess Dick. Survived by loving wife of 72 years, the former Ruth Llewellyn; son, John L. Hess, and wife, Rev. Donna (Wagner), Johnstown; daughter, Jane Hess Meade, married to Robert, Springfield, Va.; grandchildren, J. Michael and Vicki L. Hess and Colin and Alison Meade; and great-grandchildren, Seneca, Sierra, Quincy and Cameron. Jack was a graduate of Ferndale Area High School and Penn State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy. He was a World War II, U.S. Navy veteran. Jack was employed for 38 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp., having retired in 1979, as the chief fuel engineer. In 1979, he moved to Whispering Pines, N.C., a golfing community, and was active in the Brownson Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines, N.C. In 2007, he returned to Johnstown, becoming a member of Second Presbyterian Church. At Jack’s request, service will be private, the Rev. Donna Hess, officiating. The family is being served by Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc. (ptbmortuary.com)

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