The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

June 28, 2013

Charles Siplivy

MOUNT HOPE — SIPLIVY – Charles, 85, Mount Hope, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord June 27, 2013, at home. Born Sept. 25, 1927, in Johnstown, son of the late John and Anna (Drotar) Siplivy. Also preceded in death by wife of 62 years, Madeline A. “Toots” (Gartrell); and siblings, John, Mary, Jacob and Anna Simpkins. Survived by sons, Charles E., Lake Forest, Calif.; Gary, married to Michele (Reed), Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and David, married to Debra (Allen), Dunlo; grandchildren, Chad (Heather), Dana (Scott), Brooke, Josh, Davey (Nicole), Dustin, Diana (Andrew) and Katie; and great-grandchildren, Cody, Sierra, Camden, Olivia, Tyler, Colton, McKenzie and Jillian. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Retired from Lower Cambria Works, Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp. Member of Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship. Charlie enjoyed watching and supporting his grandchildren’s sporting events. In his younger years, he was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, Pastors Gary Tustin and Jim Gay, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with military rites by Menoher Post 155, VFW Ritual Team. Family suggests contributions to the Regional Hospice at Windber, 600 Somerset Ave. Windber, Pa. 15963, in memory of Charlie. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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