The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

February 26, 2014

Robert Sumrada

JOHNSTOWN — SUMRADA – Robert “Bob,” went to be with the Lord Feb. 25, 2014, at the age of 92.  He joins his beloved wife, Helen Sumrada (Waligora); his mother, Elsie Angela Sumrada (Modic); and father, Jacob who preceded him. Born June 24, 1921, in Franklin Borough, and was a member of Franklin VFW and Franklin Fire Company. Throughout his long life, he was a devoted husband, a supportive and beloved father to his children Roberta “Bobbie” Sumrada, Ph.D.; and John W. Sumrada. He will be greatly missed by his children and friends, as well as Margaret Philips, John’s fiance. He cherished his children and grandchildren, Matthew and Marina Sumrada, and passed to them his intelligence and taught them every day by his example of unwavering personal integrity and belief in education.  He loved his Cadillac and telling stories about the Army when he was a staff sergeant and radar technician in World War II and traveled in Europe and Africa. He loved his Slovenian heritage.  He was an avid amateur radio operator, having established a two-way radio business, Bob’s Radio Service. Member of the board of directors of Slovenian Savings & Loan for more than 45 years and received a silver star from Congressman John Murtha for his ideas to help protect U.S. soldiers in battle.  He was generous to anyone who needed him and loved animals and CNN and History channel and learning new things. He was the rock of our family. A celebration of his life will be held from  2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Hindman Funeral Home, 1521 Frankstown Road, where service will be held at  11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, the Rev. Robert Ruston, officiating. Military honors by Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be sent to HindmanFuneralHomes.com.

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