The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 30, 2013

Bernard V. Conway Jr.

JOHNSTOWN — CONWAY – Bernard V. Jr. “Bernie,” 76, Johnstown, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by parents, Bernard Sr. and Clara (Kehoe) Conway; brother, John Conway; and grandson, Evan Conway. Survived by wife of 48 years, Theresa (Cucciardo) Conway; daughter, Kelli, and husband, Scott Herrington, New Alexandria, Pa.; son, Bernard III, and wife, Maureen (Golba), Johnstown; daughter, Erynn, and husband, Benjamin Mack, Johnstown; son, Daniel and wife Brande (Seese), Johnstown. Also papap to grandchildren, Connor Herrington; Ian, Delaney and Aiden Conway; Tyler and Ethan Mack; and future granddaughter, Mollie Irene Conway, due in September. Bernie also is survived by sisters, Mary Louise Kinol and Bernice Oleksak, both of Johnstown. Bernie was a graduate of Bishop McCort and he was in the Army Reserve. When he was a young man, he passed on his love of football by coaching at St. Mary’s Byzantine School. In his early years, he helped run the family business, Conway’s Cafe in the West End. He was then a steelworker at U.S. Steel and in later years, worked as a conductor on the Johnstown Inclined Plane, where he enjoyed meeting and talking to people from all over the world. He was the elected union representative. Bernie enjoyed sharing and teaching his love of the outdoors with all of his children. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was an excellent cook who often shared his recipes and love of food with others. Member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Therese Catholic Church, Father Bernard Karmonocky, officiating. Inurnment, St. Anthony’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Johnstown Cambria County Library or Mercy Palliative Care Service at UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, c/o Denise Stahl, Executive Director, 3600 Forbes Ave., at Meyron Iroquois Bldg. Suite 405, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Black,Debbie Deborah Block

    BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clark,Edward Edward James Clark

    CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nicole Lyn Eskridge

    ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Flick,Jeffrey Jeffery Lynn Flick

    FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elizabeth J. Knapik

    KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.

    July 22, 2014

  • Reed,Christopher Christopher Shawn Reed

    REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake

    SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Teresa L. Smith

    SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.

    July 22, 2014

  • Rosemary Turner

    TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter

    WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.

    July 22, 2014

  • Funerals July 23, 2014

    July 22, 2014

  • District Deaths July 22, 2014

    July 21, 2014

  • H. Ross Blackburn

    BLACKBURN – H. Ross, 87, Richland Township, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 20, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Lois Ann (Malonek) Holgash

    HOLGASH – Lois Ann (Malonek), entered into eternal rest July 16, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Leftow,Anna Anna (Cicmansky) Leftow

    LEFTOW – Mrs. Anna (Cicmansky), 94, Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Windber, died peacefully July 17, 2014.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lubert,Helen Helen Lubert

    LUBERT – Helen, 88, New York City, N.Y., and Northern Cambria, passed away July 19, 2014, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pinkas,Stanley Stanley J. Pinkas

    PINKAS – Stanley J., 86, St. Michael, died July 20, 2014, at Forest Hills Personal Care.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norbert J. Teklinsky

    TEKLINSKY – Norbert J. “Tick,” 82, Windber, passed away July 19, 2014, following a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.

    July 21, 2014

  • Funerals July 22, 2014

    July 21, 2014

  • Margaret Rusnak

    RUSNAK – Margaret,  85, Richland, died July 20, 2014, at  her residence.

    July 20, 2014

  • Slaventa, Jennie Jennie B. Slaventa

    SLAVENTA – Jennie B., 89, Johnstown, formerly of Richland Township, passed away July 18, 2014, at Atrium Manor.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lawrence G. Fretzel Jr.

    FRETZEL – Lawrence “Larry” G. Jr., 82, Sidman, passed away July 19, 2014, at Windber Hospice.

    July 20, 2014


What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results